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Which oil(s) should be used for sensitive skin prone to redness?

Which oil(s) should be used for sensitive skin prone to redness?

Irritations, redness, or itching? These symptoms characterize sensitive skin. True sources of discomfort, these signs should be alleviated, or even eliminated, through the use of a skincare product compatible with the skin type. The vegetable oils are among the solutions suitable for a beauty routine 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, prickling, sensations of heat or even burning, and less commonly, itching. These unpleasant symptoms can sometimes be accompanied by redness. These discomforting sensations are triggered in response to stimuli of different nature, which would not typically cause irritation. These triggering factors can include: the use of unsuitable skincare products, excessive hygiene, stress, pollutants, sun exposure, hormonal changes, or climatic variations. This heightened skin sensitivity can be explained when the skin's protective barrier function is compromised. The skin then becomes permeable to potentially irritating agents (microorganisms, allergens, pollutants, etc.) and dehydrates. Without a thorough diagnosis, it can be difficult to detect sensitive skin.

Which plant-based oils should be adopted for sensitive skin?

Therefore, sensitive skin needs to be soothed, nourished, and protected. Very gentle and well-tolerated, vegetable oils are ideal daily treatments for delicate skin. They help restore comfort to sensitive skin. To regain skin without tightness or redness, one would opt for hazelnut and hemp oils.

  • Hazelnut Vegetable Oil:

Thehazelnut vegetable oil, due to its strong penetrating power, serves as an excellent moisturizing, nourishing, and softening oil. As a result, the skin becomes more supple and softer. Moreover, it does not leave a greasy sensation on the surface. As a restorative, it also promotes the regeneration of the skin's hydrolipidic film, which will help to soften the skin and protect it from external aggressions. As a sebum secretion regulator, thehazelnut oil even tightens the skin's pores to prevent any infections that could threaten the skin's balance. However, this oil is not recommended for people with allergies.

  • Hemp vegetable oil:

Thehemp seed oil is suitable for sensitive skin. This oil is very gentle and quickly penetrates the epidermis, without leaving a greasy finish. The problem with sensitive skin is that it reacts very easily to the slightest aggressions (redness, itching, irritation, etc...). However, thehemp oil has an anti-inflammatory, softening, and soothing action to repair, relieve, and calm skin reactions thanks to its high content of vitamin E, omega-3, and 6. Being emollient, it also nourishes and protects the skin from dehydration.


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