hyper skin sensitivity
Beauty,  Skin Care

Skin solutions for hyper skin sensitivity

The term ‘hyper skin sensitivity’ refers to the nature of the skin, reflecting the very sensitive skin that turns into it’s unpleasant condition. Some of it’s common and known symptoms include acne, eczema, dry skin, redness, itching, burning, etc. it is not any non-treatable disease by the dermatologist and thereby not a cause of any major concern. There are times and there are people who still are not aware if they are carrying sensitive skin. But when they do, they worry and prepare themselves for a perfect skin care routine that is worth it.

Causes of hyper skin sensitivity and skin solutions

Although this expression of the skin is treatable, the conditions that becomes the major cause are hell serious. What may benefit one is keeping all the symptoms under control.

Eczema rash

Eczema is a common term we may have been hearing from time to time from a large number of people. It occurs on that part of the skin that is no longer capable of protecting the skin from the irritants such as chemicals in the detergents, germs, etc.

How to find out if it’s eczema rash?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Redness and dryness, and itching.
  2. Formation of small bumps on the skin that leaks fluid out.
  3. Skin appears thick, scaly, raw and swollen. You may also see a crust placed over the bump.
How to deal with eczema rash?

If the condition of the skin is not so severe, it can be dealt with creams and moisturizers. You can always add ‘moisturizing’ as a step skincare. Upon having it severe, don’t wait rushing towards the dermatologist.

Additionally, the selection of products to add in your skin care routine should also be a wise decision. A fragrance-free detergent for laundry should be switched to one that is hypoallergenic. For a moisturizer, it needs to carry ceramides as a basic ingredient. Also make use of an anti-itch cream as it soothes the irritated skin. 

Healthy immune system

One of the major causes of hyper sensitivity on your skin is inflammatory response from the immune system via lipid barrier. Your immune system affects the skin when it gets hyper activated. Two of the common diseases in the immune system known as lupus and scleroderma affects the skin in the worse manner.

Also read; what to do for strong immune system
How to find out if it’s the immune system?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Pain
  2. Itching
  3. Redness
  4. scaling
How to deal with immune system?

Your immune system has a significant impact on your skin. This is why it is essential to deal with it so that the skin can regenerate and maintain it’s glow. To help your immune system fight against the skin problems, try having a lot and lot of fruits and green veggies.  

Did you know;

Over-exfoliation/scrubbing or over-washing the face is one of the major mistakes we make. It becomes the cause of sensitivity due to the fact that soap and hot water together eliminates the lipid barrier. This is why dermatologists recommend the limit to the number of face washes. Washing the face twice a day with a gentle cleanser is enough.

Dryness on the face skin and overall body

There may be only few who are born with a hyper sensitive skin. When it comes to the dryness, it occurs when the body is not moisturized when needed and is fully dehydrated.

How to find out if it’s dryness?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Itchy and scaly skin
  2. Dead skin all over the body
  3. Bleeding from the cracks
How to deal with dryness?

A high-quality, rich in ceramides moisturizer is the perfect skin solutions to deal with dryness. Your hands, arms, feet, and lower legs are the common areas for the dryness to occur. Having the areas moisturized allows preventing the skin from this major cause of sensitive skin.

Additionally, the product selection also needs to be wise. One with a dry skin should focus towards purchasing cosmetic products that are rich in both water and oil. So checkout if the body lotion you are purchasing is rich in shea butter, any oil or features a hydrating texture.


The competition in the cosmetic industry is huge. This is when one may get a product thinking of it as a cost- saving and sometimes exceptionally amazing due to higher cost. Those with sensitive skin may get irritated with the natural fragrances added.  

How to find out if the product is the cause?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Itching and irritation
  2. Rashes
  3. Allergy
  4. Redness
  5. Cracks and pain
  6. Acne
How to deal with right products?

If your skin is hyper sensitive, it is high-time to deal with it in a gentle manner. This means the overall skincare routine needs to be simple. The best way is to list down the ingredients that your skin can bear and find the suitable products accordingly. A gentle face cleanser is a must. Additionally choose to have fragrance-free products as the fragrance no matter comes from the essential oils or synthetic could irritate the skin. Products with hyaluronic acid, alpha-linolenics acids, and glycerin are a must needed.

Can’t afford such expensive brands? You may also look at the over-the-counter options available in the market that are really good. Cerave, Aveeno, and Cetaphil are great options. The best way is to choose to have a patch-test whenever going for a new product.

“Products labeled as ‘unscented’ may also contain fragrance. Look for products labelled as ‘fragrance-free’”

Contact dermatitis

This term ‘irritant contact dermatitis’ refers to the skin rash appearing on the skin’s protective layer especially when damaged. There is also thing ‘allergic contact dermatisis that is due to the allergic reaction. Having the same symptoms, it is necessary to know about the common allergens including jewelry, lotions, plants, cosmetic, etc.

How to find out if its’ dermatitis?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Redness
  2. Itching
  3. Bump that has fluid
  4. burning
  5. swelling
  6. blisters
  7. Cracks and pain
How to deal with contact dermatitis?

You never know when these rashes starts developing. This is why it is essential to trigger out what is hurting and causing these rashes. All that you can do is make use of soothing bath that soothes the burning skin. Numbing as well as steroid creams also works wonder.

For the burning due to allergic reaction, it is essential for everyone to find the right product so that its’ use can be ignored. Rest of the solutions include; oral and topical antihistamines, application of nail polish to the inner side of the jewelry, use of gentle dishwasher and detergent.

Did you know;

One of the common reasons behind sensitivity in your skin is the age factor, none can deny. As we grow, the lipid barrier in our skin breaks down. This means that it replaces itself slowly, enhancing the level of irritation. Further, leading to a loss in moisture.

Aquagenic pruritus

For the hyper sensitive skin, this is one of the rare conditions in which the water touch becomes the main cause of itching. What distinguishes it from the others is it not reflecting any of the signs, but itching right after the water touch. The ending time of this kind of itching varies, like for some few minutes while few hours from the others.  

How to find out if it’s Aquagenic pruritus?

The main cause of symptom to recognize it is ‘itching right after water touch’.

How to deal with Aquagenic pruritus?

When there are no signs but itching, it may become difficult to deal with it. This could be anywhere like on your face skin, hands, and body. If you recognize it, it is better to visit your dermatologist.  


For the people having hyper skin sensitivity, this is basically the reaction coming from the sunlight. The harmful UV rays coming from the sun affects the immune system, developing rashes and scaly patches on the skin.

How to find out if it’s photodermatoses?

Although such a skin problem is hard to recognize, there are symptoms that can help as below;

  1.  Sun tan on the skin uncovered
  2. Skin rashes
  3. Summers is not your season
  4. Spared chin and eyelids
  5. Hair skin isn’t affected
How to deal with photodermatoses?

When there is an abnormal condition of the skin like sun tan, it is better to be careful in use of sunscreen (sunblock), aloe vera, UPF cloth.

**Note that sunblock over 30 SPF is recommended.

Hives (contact urticarial)

There are irritating substances such as hives that causes contact urticarial.

How to find out if it’s due to hives?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Swelling
  2. Itching
  3. Tingling
  4. Redness
  5. Itching
  6. burning
How to deal with hives?

Coming from the plants, raw foods, fragrances, and several ingredients in the bath and beauty products, the best way to deal with it is to stay away from what becomes the main cause. Patients with this problem can have the symptoms recognized within 24 hours. Some of common treatments comprises use of steroid creams, pain relievers, and oral antihistamines.

Cutaneous mastocytosis

This is one of the common skin issues for those with sensitive skin. Since the immune system comprises mast cells, these become a threat for the patients suffering as these accumulates, causing the swelling on the area affected.

How to find out if it’s cutaneous mastocystosis?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Red spots
  2. Small tans
  3. Spots on the overall body

These symptoms generally starts appearing when there are scratches, changes in temperature, one is going through emotional stress or is having certain medication.

How to deal with cutaneous mastocystosis?

When it comes to treating this skin issue for those with sensitive skin, the best of treatments is OTC antihistamines as well as steroid creams. A therapy is a must especially when the symptoms are severe. All the gentle products are worth when you have sensitive skin. Ensure that you add up beauty balm to your skincare routine for quality results.    


One of the common diseases ‘Rosacea’ happens to those with completely sensitive skin. One of the early signs noted among people is blushing, burning, and stinging with the use of particular product.

How to find out if it’s Rosacea?

Below are some of the symptoms for you to recognize;

  1. Acne/pimple or bumps
  2. Clearly visible blood vessels
  3. Sun tanned appearance
  4. Redness
How to deal with Rosacea?

If recognized, it is better to go to your doctor for the prescribed skin solution. They can only guide you Rosacea-friendly skincare routine.

**It is recommended not to utilize moisturizers with fragrances and makeup primers.

Also read; All that you need to know about rosacea

6 Tips for care and beauty for sensitive skin

Having hyper skin sensitivity is an irritation on its own. But it can be improved by following some healthy and effective tips as below;

  1. Limit your facewash twice a day.
  2. Avoid long hot water shower. Instead 10 minutes are enough in lukewarm water.
  3. It is better to make use of fragrance-free soap.
  4. Essential oils are better than scents/perfumes.
  5. Don’t rub, just pat dry and use moisturizer.
  6. Patch-test is better prior to purchasing a product.

Lets’ wrap this;

Despite the sensitivity the skin may hold, it can be dealt with kindness. But if symptoms go severe, kindly visit the doctor immediately. Proper selection of product and of course the skin care routine can work wonders. Are you among the ones dealing with the issue of hyper skin sensitivity? Do share with us what helps you the most.

Hey, everybody reading out there. This is me as mentioned above "Maira". I am not really a blogger, but a writer. My passion for writing has actually brought me here to start up with my own blog. So be ready when you intend to find out what's trending.

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