Causes and prevention: Sensitive skincare tips you need

Healthy skin matters, every season of the year. Not only does skin protect your body but acts as a natural filter against the environment and other external factors. This is why it is important to understand your skin’s unique needs as the weather changes.

Winter is known for causing dry skin, because of the dry air that holds less moisture. There are several other reasons why people struggle with dry sensitive skin symptoms during winter such as indoor heating and taking long, hot showers. Because every season is different, your sensitive skincare routine should be adjusted for every season.

The summer season brings warmer weather, budding flowers, and better weather conditions for your skin. People enjoy the outdoors more, wear lighter clothing, and take cooler showers. 

However, every season has an effect on sensitive skin, including summer. This is why it is important to understand the sensitive skin symptoms for summer, how to prevent it and what steps can be taken to resolve it.


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What are the symptoms of sensitive skin?

Almost 70% of people have sensitive skin, and 50% have sensitive skin symptoms that cause discomfort. These symptoms include:

  • Reactive skin (when using soaps, perfumes, etc.)

  • Redness (rashes, bumps, blushing or red dilated blood vessels)

  • Dry skin 

  • Rashes (flaky, dry, bumpy rashes)

  • Acne breakouts

  • Sunburn-prone skin

In summer, allergies, increased sun exposure, and windy conditions can cause sensitive skin. Differentiating the cause of sensitive skin is important to find the right solution. If you suspect that summer allergies are causing your sensitive skin, such as eczema, hay fever, hives or heat rash, visit a doctor or dermatologist.

Should your sensitive skin be caused by environmental factors, there are several preventative steps you can take.

Sensitive skincare tips

To prevent sensitive skin in summer, follow these tips for sensitive skin during this season.

Sunscreen for sensitive skin

With warmer temperatures and outdoor activities comes the risk of sunburn, especially for sensitive skin that is already peeling or irritated. Wear a non-allergenic sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher on a daily basis. Take special care by properly applying this to your face, as this is the most exposed skin.

Sensitive skincare routine

Sensitive skin can develop due to a reaction after using certain soaps, perfumes, and even household products to wash your clothes, such as detergents and fabric softeners. When it comes to your skincare routine, choose skincare products developed specifically for sensitive skin. The new Sanex Zero% is made from a clean and safe formula that is not only sustainable, but was carefully selected for gentle cleansing, natural moisturisation and a pleasant skin feel.

Sanex Zero% doesn’t contain the following sensitive-skin causing elements and is 100% recyclable:

  • Microplastics

  • Sulphates

  • Colourants

Sensitive skincare products

To prevent or resolve sensitive skin problems, choose dermatologically tested skincare products that is both gentle on your skin and hydrates your skin at the same time. This applies to more than just your facial products, deodorants, and perfumes. 

We use soaps or shower gels every day. Sanex Zero% Sensitive Shower Gel contains minimal ingredients for clean and moisturised skin. With its triple action hydration, this sensitive skin range also promotes your skin’s natural moisturising process and keeps it hydrated for up to 8 hours.



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