Living in the dry Canadian weather, skincare can be a challenge. If you have sensitive skin, it becomes all the more difficult to find a effective, but still gentle enough product. Many products, especially skin cleansers or cosmetics, cause irritation of the skin. Therefore, you must be very careful what products you choose for skin care and health. In my experience, our clinic has seen many patients who, in well-intentioned efforts to improve their skin, end up causing problems such as contact dermatitis.
Symptoms of Sensitive Skin
Causes of Sensitive Skin
Treatment for Sensitive Skin
Though treatments vary for sensitive skin, the best treatment is to avoid products or activities that cause a reaction. If you know certain skin care products cause your skin to break out in a rash, or feel uncomfortable on the skin, avoid using those products. If you know certain foods cause a reaction, avoid those foods. If you’re not sure what’s causing the reaction, keep a diary of activities, foods, and products used and make a note each time a reaction occurs.