What Causes Sensitive Skin and How to Take Care of It


" Allantoin helps protect sensitive skin from irritation and premature signs of ageing."


Stinging, burning, itching and redness, you name it! 

If you suffer from sensitive skin, you have overactive nerve endings in the top layer of your skin. This causes your skin to be more sensitive to sensations. Sensitive skin can affect everyone from babies to elderly people, regardless of the gender and ethnicity.

The Common Causes of Sensitive Skin

What causes overactive nerve endings in the top layer of the skin?

For some reasons, certain individuals have a weak skin barrier that can be easily broken down, exposing the nerve endings to external elements. This can be either a lifelong or temporary condition. 

Apart from genetic conditions, there are some external factors that can weaken skin barrier and cause skin sensitivity such as:

  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution
  • Extreme (or changes in) temperatures including harsh weather
  • Poor quality of water including hard water, chlorine in swimming pools
  • Sleep deprivation and stress
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause or menstrual cycle
  • Dry skin conditions including dehydration
  • Harsh chemicals in household or skincare products
  • Foods that cause allergies

To strengthen your skin barrier, use soothing moisturiser like Rose & Cacay Hydrating Cream for all skin types or Nano Gold Nourishing Cream for dry skin. Both of these award-winning moisturisers have been formulated with soothing botanical extracts and stabilised vitamin E to restore a healthy skin barrier.


“ This is the perfect moisturizer!!! With a subtle rose smell and light consistency. I have a combination skin and I love the fact that this cream does not give a greasy feeling. My skin absorbs the cream, leaves my face and neck with a pleasant "silky" feeling. Would definitely recommend it to everyone. I have tried many different moisturizers and this is the most nurturing and effective one." Helena learn more >>>


    How to Take Care of Sensitive Skin

    To take care of sensitive skin properly, you need to have a better understanding on how the skin works. The main focus should be on strengthening the skin barrier function and minimising the exposure to the commonly known triggers.

    3 Steps to Strengthen Your Skin Barrier Function

    1. Eat healthy

    A healthy diet should be the first step in sorting out health and skin issues. Make sure that your body gets enough protein and healthy fats. Protein and healthy fats help maintain a healthy skin barrier function.

    2. Avoid the commonly known triggers

    Limit the exposure to the commonly known triggers to allow more time for your skin to rebuild its weakened barrier. Avoid any contact with household and skincare products that contain potential irritants. I have been formulating advanced clean skincare products for twenty years. For best results, I don't use the commonly known skin irritants such as artificial fragrance/colour, harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients.


    " This is amazing! I noticed a difference round my eyes after the first application. My skin felt tighter and firmer after just a couple of days." Best Wrinkle Zapper, Natural Health learn more >>>


    3. Be gentle with your skin

    If you have sensitive skin, make sure that your hands are clean before you touch your face or other sensitive areas of your body. Use skincare products that contain skin-soothing and strengthening ingredients such as:

    • Allantoin

    Scientifically proven to have anti-irritating, soothing and rejuvenating properties; Allantoin helps protect sensitive skin from irritation and premature signs of ageing. It is one of the key bioactives in multi-award-winning Antioxidant Youthful Essence. To protect your sensitive skin from daily pollution and skin-irritants, spritz this anti-pollution hydrating mist all over the face few times a day or as often as necessary.

    • Saccharide Isomerate

    This 100% plant-derived, skin-identical complex has excellent soothing and hydrating effects on the skin that stay up to 72 hours. Saccharide Isomerate is one of the main ingredients in Rose Gold Antioxidant Youthful Serum, anti-ageing serum that has been formulated with 24-karat colloidal gold, rose extract, saccharide isomerate and allantoin to prevent premature skin ageing and reduce the signs of ageing. It is suitable for all skin types including the sensitive and fragile skin around the eyes.


    " Because I care greatly about the health and beauty needs of my patients, I chose Henry Tianus for its high efficacy in delivering brilliant results." dr. Dylan Chau learn more >>>


    • 24-karat Nano Gold

    Known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, Nano Gold is one of the main ingredients in Nano Gold Nourishing Cream. Due to its ultra-micro size, Nano Gold can penetrate deeper into the skin to calm and rejuvenate sensitive skin. Apply nano gold nourishing cream as a day and night cream to reduce the signs of ageing and strengthen dry sensitive skin.

    • Blue Chamomile

    Blue Chamomile contains Alpha Bisabolol and Bisabolol Oxides, the substances that have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Blue Chamomile has been used to calm irritation for thousands years. It is one of the main ingredients in Chamomile & Cacay Oil. Gently massage 4 to 6 drops of this skin-calming face oil into the skin on your face and neck, then follow with a moisturiser. Alternatively, mix few drops of Chamomile & Cacay Oil with a small amount of moisturiser to double up the moisturising effects.


    “ Five star! I’ve been using this moisturiser for over a month now and am super happy. I love how it works on my face! This face cream is light and silky and it makes my skin smooth and firm. It’s not greasy at all and it absorbs right in. It really feels like I am doing something special for myself when I put it on!" Julia, UK learn more >>>



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