What is Sensitive Skin?

What is Sensitive Skin?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder of excess blood characterized by congested capillaries and permanent capillary widening or dilation. Rosacea may appear as persistent redness, bumps, pimples, tiny spider-like veins and sometimes excess tissue build up. The most commonly affected areas are located on cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. It is recognized by facial flushing/blusing, erythema, papules, tiny inflammed acne and broken capillaries.

Sensitive skin has genitic predisposition with family history of hay fever, asthma or eczema. There is an incidence of allergies from food, dust or pollen. The skin is usually thinner fairer skin.

Enviromentally Sensitized Skin is caused by outdoor pollution, over exfoliating and climate. The skin can usually calm down withing 30-60 minutes of irritation.

Some theories explain that it is a disorder of blood vessels, bacteria or infection of the stomach, skin mites, fungus, a malfunction of the connective tissue under the skin or even psychological factors. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, with proper skin care you can reduce its signs and symptoms.

Tripwires:

Sun exposure
Emotional stress
Hot weather
Alcohol
Spicy foods
Foods high in histamine
Heavy exercise
Wind
Hot baths
Hot drinks
Extreme cold weather
Harsh chemicals
Drugs
Medical conditions