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Symptoms Of Sensitive Skin And How To Treat Them

Symptoms of Sensitive Skin and How to Treat Them

Sensitive skin can become easily irritated and feel uncomfortable. However, medically speaking, it’s not a diagnosis – it is a symptom of other underlying conditions.

Sometimes it can be hard to deal with sensitive or reactive skin. It’s challenging to find the right treatments and see the results you desire. Luckily, there are currently several ways of addressing sensitive skin. First, it is important to understand the conditions that may cause it.

Skin Sensitivity Causes and How to Manage Sensitive Skin Symptoms

Often, many people with sensitive skin syndrome don’t even realize they have sensitive skin until it becomes irritated by a new skincare routine or cosmetic product. Figuring out the culprit behind a skin reaction can help effectively treat it and manage symptoms. Here are a few of the most common causes of skin sensitivity.

Dry Skin

When skin loses too much oil or water, it can become dry. Dry skin can cause itching, become scaly or flaky, crack, bleed, and appear red. Dry skin most commonly occurs on the face, hands, arms, and feet. It can cause irritation and excessive sensitivity.


Rosacea is a skin disease that affects the skin barrier and face. This common skin issue can make the skin extremely sensitive and react strongly to skincare products. Individuals with rosacea usually complain about small bumps and pimples on the skin, a sunburned look, visible blood vessels, and redness in the face.


Eczema (or atopic dermatitis) is a skin condition that affects the skin’s ability to protect itself from germs and irritants present in laundry detergents and creams. People with eczema are usually much more sensitive to products that may not bother other people. Symptoms of eczema include cracked or scaly skin, dryness, itchiness, and small bumps that may expel fluid and crust over.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a rash that develops after the skin encounters an irritant. Common irritant contact dermatitis symptoms include swelling, burning, tenderness, bumps and blisters, and a red rash.

Other Causes of Skin Irritation

Sometimes sensitive skin or severe allergic reactions can occur without any underlying conditions. Some individuals can develop skin irritation from exposure to wind, cold, sunlight, or heat. When the skin becomes sensitive in these situations, it can start breaking out, develop patches of redness, sting, burn, and produce rashes or hives.

Treatment for Sensitive Skin

The treatment of skin sensitivity can sometimes become a double-edged sword. Once a person develops a skin issue, many regular skin procedures could further irritate it. Fortunately, there are several ways to soothe already irritated sensitive skin and prevent further sensitivity.

Eliminating Irritants

If the underlying condition of sensitive skin is caused by external irritants, like contact dermatitis – it is vital to remove said skin irritant to prevent further irritation. Individuals with skin sensitivity are often advised to use one or more of the following:

  • Fragrance-free detergents
  • Soap-free cleanser
  • Prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) oral antihistamine
  • OTC topical antihistamines
  • Anti-itch creams
  • Broad spectrum sunscreen
  • Prescription creams, steroid creams, or topical steroids

During cold weather, avoiding dry winter air or hot baths is also important for managing dry skin, or applying moisturizer after bathing or showering can help relieve itching.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Improving the skin’s tone and texture could prove to be difficult for individuals with sensitive skin. Chemical peels and other resurfacing procedures can be too harsh, so care for skin reactions must be exercised when performing skin rejuvenation treatments for those affected. Procedures like sea salt resurfacing are less irritating than peels and can easily be tolerated by sensitive skin.

LED Phototherapy for Sensitive Skin

High-powered LED phototherapy gives many patients an instant glow after just one treatment. Unlike other aesthetic laser treatments, light therapy is painless. Since there’s no ultraviolet radiation in light therapy treatment, there’s no health risk because of burning.

Red LED light can help reduce redness and skin inflammation, stimulate cellular turnover, and promote rapid healing. When red light therapy is combined with other treatments, it can help reduce post-treatment redness, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH.

Blue LED light helps kill bacteria without irritating the skin. Finally, Near-Infrared (NIR) LED light can stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance and even skin tone.

The SaltFacial® Skin Renewal Therapy

The SaltFacial machine from aesthetic device manufacturer SaltMED is used in the application of The SaltFacial® skin renewal therapy and phototherapy solutions. It is safe to use The SaltFacial for sensitive skin since it uses one of nature’s most trusted elements – pure, organic sea salt. Positive pressure flow technology delivers the salt to the skin for uniform resurfacing, with no trauma or post-treatment redness.

The SaltFacial Treatment for Sensitive Skin

If you’re concerned about your skin’s allergic response or reaction to topical treatments and you want to avoid facial fillers and cosmetic surgery, consider The SaltFacial skin renewal therapy. Even if you deal with sensitive skin, you can safely use The SaltFacial treatment to evenly exfoliate the outer layer, remove dead skin, encourage healthy circulation, and improve skin texture. Sea salt soaks are an effective eczema treatment.

The SaltFacial offers a comprehensive treatment that includes sea salt resurfacing, aesthetic ultrasound, and LED Phototherapy all in one procedure. It is well suited for those with easily irritated skin or other skin issues and is a one-stop shop for those looking to soothe, renew, and invigorate their delicate skin.

With proper application, The SaltFacial skin renewal process provides relief for the following skin conditions:

  • Acne Scars
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Stretch Marks
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Uneven Texture
  • Uneven Pigment
  • Vascular Lesions

With vital nutrients and no harsh chemicals, The SaltFacial is suitable for all skin types. The device’s three-step process combines natural sea salt with LED light therapy and ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance and even skin tone.

Am I A Candidate for The SaltFacial Skin Renewal Therapy?

Everyone’s skin is different, and those with sensitive skin have unique concerns when considering a new aesthetic treatment or healing damaged skin. Luckily, using all-natural trusted elements straight from the earth, The SaltFacial can gently restore skin’s beauty and improve circulation.

Learn More About The SaltFacial Device

Although sensitive skin may require additional skin care now, that shouldn’t stop you from achieving your skin goals and having beautiful skin. First, begin your skincare routine by exploring the noninvasive The SaltFacial skin renewal therapy from SaltMED. Next, join thousands of patients experiencing ultimate skin rejuvenation. Finally, and most importantly, enjoy all the benefits of rejuvenated skin has to offer!

Want to learn more about The SaltFacial and how it helps with the maintenance of healthy skin, ask questions, or discover if The SaltFacial® from SaltMED is the right fit for your practice. Contact us today!

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