WHAT CAUSES AND TRIGGERS SENSITIVE SKIN REACTIONS?
Oftentimes it is a result of your skin reacting to certain ingredients in beauty and skin care products. Many skin care products contain quite harsh ingredients - surprisingly even those that say "dermatologist tested" may not actually be gentle! However, there are many potential causes – so if in doubt, see your doctor.
COMMON SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF A SENSITIVE SKIN
Usually you will develop a rash, with redness,
dryness, itch or stinging / burning sensations.
The Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
Although there might not be a cure for sensitive skin, there are definitely ways to manage the symptoms effectively.
This is why it is essential to choose skincare products containing the right ingredients for your sensitive skin.
Despite the common belief that taking care of sensitive skin can be difficult and require complicated procedures, the truth is that maintaining healthy skin for sensitive skin types can be easy and effective with a simple skincare routine and the use of suitable products.
By following a basic two-step skincare routine, you can provide your sensitive skin with the nourishment and care it needs to stay healthy and soothed.
It is important to note that soap can disrupt the natural pH balance of the skin, leading to irritation and dryness, especially for those with sensitive skin. To avoid this, it is recommended to use soap-free body wash or cleansers.
If you are wondering which product to use for your sensitive skin, consider trying Suu Balm’s Gentle Moisturising Facial Cleanser for your face and Dual Cooling and Moisturising Cream Body Wash for your body.
These products are 100% soap and sulfate-free with no foam, irritants or fragrances and designed to cleanse off dirt gently without stripping off the skin's natural moisture.
These moisturisers contain 5 types of skin-identical ceramides to replenish your skin barrier, and are free from parabens, preservatives, and fragrances. They are formulated to relieve itch within 5 minutes and discomfort associated with sensitive skin.
Steps to Minimise Sensitive Skin Reaction
There are several steps you can take to manage irritation on your sensitive skin. Among the popular sensitive skin home remedies are applying aloe vera, oatmeal, coconut oil or honey on the affected area.
These natural remedies have cooling and moisturising properties that can soothe and hydrate your sensitive skin.
Moisturising your skin frequently is another important step in caring for sensitive skin. Suu Balm’s Cooling Itch Relief Facial Moisturiser can help to soothe and hydrate your skin, providing much-needed relief.
It is also important to avoid prolonged exposure to hot water, which can be irritating to sensitive skin. Instead, try taking lukewarm baths and keep your showers short.
When showering, choose a gentle body wash for your sensitive skin to cleanse your skin without irritating it.
Try Suu Balm Dual Cooling and Moisturising Cream Body Wash which is free from soap, sulphate, fragrance, paraben, and preservatives to effectively cleanse your skin without stripping off its natural moisture.
Apart from that, it is important to monitor your diet and limit the intake of food that may cause an allergic reaction or inflammation. Food such as citrus fruits, nuts, shellfish and dairy products should be avoided.
Key Ingredients to Consider when Choosing Products for Sensitive Skin
Finding the right skincare for your sensitive skin might be a challenge, hence, it is crucial to identify the ingredients that could potentially irritate your skin and avoid them altogether.
Some of the ingredients that you should avoid are soap and sulfate, as these can strip off your skin’s natural moisture. Other potential irritants include parabens, preservatives and fragrances.
These ingredients are known to be harsh and may irritate your skin, lead to inflammation, breakout or allergic reaction.
Fragrances, in particular, can be potentially irritating for sensitive skin, making it important to choose a gentle, fragrance-free sensitive skin product like Suu Balm to minimise the risk of irritation.
The information provided on our website is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for any medical concerns.
FAQs about Suu Balm Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin
Suu Balm moisturisers contain high-quality ingredients that are gentle yet effective, such as:
Natural menthol: relieve itch within 5 minutes
Skin-identical ceramides: help to replenish the skin barrier
Zea Mays extract: restore natural moisturising factor
You can apply Suu Balm moisturisers as frequently as needed throughout the day. It is particularly recommended to use these products if you have sensitive, dry, itchy, or eczema-prone skin. Suu Balm's range of products contains effective ingredients that are designed to soothe your skin. For instance, the Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser includes 5 types of skin-identical ceramides, which are excellent for repairing the skin barrier. These high-quality ingredients have been carefully selected by our expert dermatologist from National Skin Centre, Singapore. Suu Balm products are also suitable for daily use,ranging from scalp, and facial to body care.
Yes, Suu Balm products are suitable to be used for everyone, whether you have sensitive, eczema, dry, itchy or a normal skin type. The absence of parabens and artificial fragrances makes this product suitable for all skin types. For newborns and above, use Suu Balm Kids Range as it is milder, making it suitable for babies and children.
Disclaimer: If you have any concerns or known allergies to certain ingredients used in our products, please consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using them.
Apart from buying on our website, Suu Balm products can be bought on popular online platforms like Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10. You may also find Suu Balm at major retailers such as Watsons, Guardian, and Unity, as well as leading pharmacies, restructured hospitals and private clinics.
While Suu Balm’s products are generally safe to use alongside prescription medications for sensitive skin, it is crucial to consult your healthcare provider or dermatologist before combining them with prescription treatments.
Healthcare professionals can provide personalised advice based on your specific condition and medication regimen, ensuring there are no adverse reactions or potential interactions.
The natural cooling menthol in Suu Balm helps to relieve the itch by triggering nerves in the skin to block the transmission of itch signals to the brain.
Simultaneously, skin-identical ceramides help repair your skin's barrier and form a protective layer to minimise moisture loss. With the combination of menthol & ceramides, Suu Balm helps you break free from the dreaded itch and prevent further skin damage by ending the itch-scratch cycle effectively.
Although our skin is naturally made up of ceramides, in sensitive skin, the ceramide level is reduced which results in dry, irritated skin. Suu Balm moisturisers contain high contents of skin-identical ceramides to moisturise, repair and restore your skin barrier function.