Do you have sensitive skin to touch? There could be a few reasons why your skin burns or stings when you touch it, or why it may feel irritated. It’s likely that your skin is reacting this way because of a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. You could also have extremely dry skin or be sensitive to whatever your skin is coming into contact with.
In this blog, we’ll explore the different reasons why you have sensitive skin when touched and what you can do about it. Read on!
Skin Conditions and Sensitive Skin
Eczema and psoriasis are inflammatory skin conditions that cause the skin to be red, irritated, and itchy. Eczema results from a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture. This is why prime symptoms of eczema include dry and extremely itchy patches of skin.
Psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system that reproduces skin cells too quickly. The overproduction of skin cells causes the red patches with silvery scales to form.
Both conditions make the skin extra sensitive and prone to irritation. Many people dealing with these conditions are unable to wear certain fabrics like nylon, latex, and spandex. Even wool can be irritating! You may also react badly to skincare products that contain harsh chemicals or toxins.
For this reason, it’s always a good idea to read labels carefully and do a small patch test first, especially when trying out a new product.
Understanding your Triggers
Having extra sensitive skin to touch also means that you may experience a flare up or negative reaction when your skin comes into contact with triggers.
While everybody is unique and may respond differently, common triggers include pet fur, mould, jewelry, smoke, and even sweat. This means you must be extra careful about the clothes you wear, the foods you eat, the skincare you use, and even how long you shower for.
What can you do about it?
If your sensitive skin hurts too much, there are some ways to ease the pain. First of all, we recommend figuring out what your triggers are. If you suspect you have a food sensitivity, doing an eczema elimination diet can help you narrow down what’s causing a flare up.
If you notice your skin reacts badly to certain fabrics, try switching to eczema-friendly clothing. Remedywear is a great choice because the gentle garments were specifically designed for those with sensitive skin.
Made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc oxide, the clothing is silky soft to the touch. It also helps boost the healing process, especially when combined with a natural cream and used in combination with wet or dry wrap therapy.
Here are some great options to wear either during the day underneath regular clothing or alone at night:
Finally, embrace clean beauty and nourish your skin with natural skincare products. We love this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream because it’s made with just 6 ingredients, including powerful Manuka Honey.
Without any burning or stinging, it works wonders hydrating dry skin and soothing itchy symptoms.
In terms of soap, our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar is a great choice. It’s perfect for using as a full body soap or as a hand soap throughout the day. Without any added fragrance or perfume, it’s sure to leave your sensitive skin feeling soft and smooth.
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