Sensitive skin is characterized by producing unpleasant sensations such as stinging, burning or tightness, generally associated with dryness and redness. Temperature changes, stress and emotional situations are some of the factors that can trigger this condition.
According to data shared on the Doctor Klein website, 37.6% of the European population claims to have sensitive or very sensitive skin. In addition, an increase in people with sensitive skin is expected, in fact by the year 2050 the figures may reach 50%.
Causes of the increase in cases of sensitive skin
From a medical point of view, it is believed that sensitive skin appears due to a sensitivity of its nerve endings, which causes them to emit pain signals in response to harmless stimuli. These symptoms can be caused by multiple internal and external factors.
Heat, cold and wind are among the external factors that can trigger skin sensitivity. This is because sudden changes in temperature cause the body to release histamine, causing stinging sensations on the skin, as well as dilation of the blood vessels that causes redness.
Another of the great enemies of sensitive skin is pollution. The soot particles present in the atmosphere adhere to the surface of the skin, triggering an oxidative stress reaction that irritates the skin internally and, in turn, deteriorates its superficial protective barrier, causing dryness and an additional increase in sensitivity to external irritants.
On the other hand, UV rays from sunlight cause oxidative stress and inflammation of the skin. Also, the use of very abrasive laundry detergents and toilet soaps high in irritating agents, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, have a negative effect on sensitive skin.
In addition to external factors, there are a number of internal triggers that cause sensitive skin symptoms. Spicy food, excessive alcohol consumption, hormonal changes and intense emotions are some of these factors. Specifically, hormonal factors, stress, and intense emotions trigger reactions in the body that cause pain, itching, redness, and even flaking on sensitive skin.
Natural cosmetics for skin care
It is estimated that by the year 2050 the increase in sensitive skin will be 50%. Experts in the field point out that factors such as lifestyle in cities, pollution, excessive use of soaps with substances that irritate the skin, and genetic inheritance will continue to be triggers for this condition.
In this context, the brand of specialized products Doctor Klein makes its wide range of products specially formulated for the care of sensitive and delicate skin available to those interested. These contain high concentrations of active ingredients of natural origin that guarantee optimal results.