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Which Is a Great Face Oil for Sensitive Skin?

Which Is a Great Face Oil for Sensitive Skin?

Irritation, redness, or itching? These symptoms characterize sensitive skin. True sources of discomfort, these signs must be attenuated, or even erased, thanks to the use of a care compatible with this type of skin. Plant oils are among the solutions adapted to a beauty ritual for sensitive skin.

What Are the Characteristics of Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive or intolerant skin is not a skin type, but rather a skin condition. Highly reactive, sensitive skin is prone to tingling, tickling, sensations of heat or even burning, and sometimes even itching.  These unpleasant symptoms can be accompanied by redness. Sensations of discomfort are triggered in reaction to stimuli of a different nature, which would not, as a rule, cause irritation. Triggers can be: the use of inappropriate skin care products, excessive hygiene, stress, pollutants, the sun, hormonal changes or climatic variations. This exacerbated skin sensitivity is explained when the skin's protective barrier function is altered. The skin then becomes permeable to potentially irritating agents (microorganisms, allergens, pollutants, etc.) and becomes dehydrated. Without a thorough diagnosis, it can be difficult to detect sensitive skin.

Which Plant Oils Should Be Used for Sensitive Skin?

A sensitive skin needs to be soothed, nourished and protected. Very soft and well tolerated, face oils for sensitive skin are an ideal daily care. They thus contribute to restore the comfort of these skin conditions. To achieve a skin without tightness, redness, or itchiness, the best oils you could opt for, are the ones of hazelnut and hemp.

  • Hazelnut oil:

    Hazelnut vegetable oil, because of its strong penetrating power, is an excellent moisturizing, nourishing and softening oil and thus, perfect for sensitive and itchy skin.  Your face will then be more supple and softer. Moreover, it does not leave a greasy sensation on the surface. Repairing, it will also support the regeneration of the cutaneous hydrolipidic film, which will help to soften the skin and to protect it from external aggressions. Regulator of sebum secretion, hazelnut oil will even tighten the pores of the skin to avoid any infections which would threaten the cutaneous balance. However, this oil is not recommended for people with allergies.

  • Hemp oil:

    Essential hemp face oil is perfect for sensitive skin. This oil is very soft and penetrates quickly into the epidermis, without leaving an oily finish. The problem with sensitive skin is, that it reacts easily to the slightest aggression (redness, itching, irritation, etc.). However, hemp oil has an anti-inflammatory, softening and soothing action to repair, relieve and calm skin reactions thanks to the high content of vitamin E, omega-3 and 6 that it contains. Emollient, it will also nourish and protect the skin from dehydration.


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