According to the experts, Sensitive skin is the top skin issue that’s on the rise. But how can you really know for sure if you have easily irritated skin? By knowing which type of skin sensitivity you may have, it can take the guesswork out of finding the best products and the best face creams for sensitive skin. Take our quiz to find out.
1. Your skin looks and feels…
A. Thin and delicate. You may see redness, rashes, rosacea or even breakouts.
B. Mostly clear with occasional flare-ups from sun exposure, the wrong cosmetics or pollution.
C. Dry and sometimes red with noticeable wrinkles. You feel occasional tightness.
2. Certain foods, dust, pollen and animals make skin flare-up …
3. You have dry patches on skin that are tight and itchy …
4. Certain fabrics, fragrances and chemicals in products can sometimes cause redness and itchiness …
5. Cold weather, harsh winds, too much sun can cause skin to feel tight and uncomfortable …
6. Your stress levels are …
If you answered mostly A’s, you have …
NATURALLY REACTIVE SKIN
Your sensitive skin reacts easily and you may have allergies to food, dust, pollen, or animals. Nutrimetics Comfort PLUS Day Creme uses Defensil to strengthen the skin’s barrier over time and builds resilience.
If you answered mostly B’s, you have…
REACTIVE & ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE SKIN
Environmental factors or harsh chemicals trigger your skin. You may notice occasional stinging, redness or blotchiness that fades quickly. Nutrimetics Comfort PLUS Night Creme reduces the risk of reactivity with gentle ingredients like Camellia Extract.
If you answered mostly C’s, you have…
THINNING SKIN – MOST COMMON
As we get older, our skin can feel slightly more sensitive because our lipid barrier weakens, compromising our skin’s ability to maintain skin plumpness. We recommend Nutrimetics Comfort PLUS range to target ageing and sensitivity. The range uses Banana Flower Extract to help restore firmness while smoothing expression lines, all without risking flare-ups.
Watch this video to learn more about our vegan friendly, toxin free sensitive skincare range, Comfort PLUS.
What causes sensitive skin?
- Lifestyle choices like smoking and stress
- Air conditioned offices, indoor heaters
- Cold weather, harsh winds, too much sun
- Allergies and skin conditions like rosacea
- Harsh chemicals in products and choosing the wrong cosmetics products
- Post medical treatment and hormonal changes
Our top tips for dealing with sensitive skin
Keep a good routine
Sensitive skin is even more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from a proper routine. Use the Nutrimetics Comfort PLUS regime both morning and night to protect and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Check your lifestyle
Smoking, stress, lack of sleep or excessive pollution can cause sensitive skin to flare-up. Always prioritise your wellbeing. Get into a good sleep routine and be mindful of your diet.
Go easy on the eyes
On all skin types, skin around the eyes is extra sensitive. It’s important that you use good quality eye creams with no harsh irritants. The gentle botanicals in Nutrimetics Comfort PLUS Eye Cream target crow’s feet with deep yet mild hydration.
Choose colour cosmetics carefully
We recommend choosing mineral make-up, like Velvet Finish Mineral Foundation Powder SPF12 because the formulas are gentler and kinder to sensitive skin.
Avoid spicy food
Hot, spicy foods stimulate the circulation and raise body temperature. The increased heat in the skin may cause it to become extra sensitive.
Be SPF Smart
Irritable skin is often extra-sensitive to the sun. Wear sunscreen all year-round with SPF 50+ to protect delicate tissue from UV rays. Choose Smart Shield Protection Crème SPF 50+ for daily protection. It’s the perfect protective sun cream for sensitive skin.