Sun can dry out and fade hair, so be sure to wear a hat or spray strands with a protective product.
Sensitive Skin Solutions
Lately, after heavy exercise, my skin itches. After a little research, I discovered my skin may be having some type of reaction called contact dermatitis. I learned there are a few types of sensitive skin issues, including rosacea and eczema. So what to do?
This is a condition which occurs upon direct contact with an allergen or irritants like soap, detergent, nickel or other metals, fragrance or solvents. Symptoms other than itching include redness or inflammation, tenderness, swelling or sores. To treat, flush the irritating substance with water. Topical steroids may help alleviate discomfort, but healing typically takes place on its own.
Skin that turns red at the smallest thing, overreacts to emotions, spicy foods or temperature changes may cause this condition. Blood vessels on the face also can cause permanent skin redness. Rosacea must be treated by a dermatologist, who will either prescribe prescription creams or perform laser therapy to minimize redness. Lifestyle changes may also help, as well as regularly protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
When the outer layer of skin is stripped away, this allows moisture to escape and allergens to enter. These patches of flaky, itchy skin are commonly found on the knees, elbows, tops of feet, between the toes, face, face, scalp and hands. Avoid scratching, apply hypoallergenic soap daily and follow with a topical OTC steroid cream.
How do you survive sensitive skin?
Written by Chris Schmidt, who continues to strive for anti-aging and anti-acne solutions on a shoestring budget, while doing what she can both nutritionally and fitness-wise to maintain her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Find out what she’s rambling about this week at www.alwaysthewritetime.wordpress.com.