Caring for your sensitive skin with Silica

Sensitive skin can impact and inconvenience your life in a wide variety of ways. However, caring for sensitive skin is possible, and if you give it the special treatment it deserves, it doesn't have to restrict you too greatly.


What is sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin tends to have a number of common characteristics. These include over-dryness, skin feeling tight, redness, blotches or spots, and tingling or stinging sensations in the skin.


What causes sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin results from a wide variety of causes. In some cases it can be genetic. Skin that has been injured is also prone to sensitivity as the nerve endings are likely to have been damaged. More common causes include:

  • Allergies such as pollen, pets or dust
  • Environmental factors including sun damage or overexposure to hot or cold temperatures
  • Poor diet and lack of hydration
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes at different stages of life
  • Products containing harsh chemicals.


Why does sensitive skin need special treatment?

People with sensitive skin are more likely to be prone to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Excessive dryness can also cause the skin to age, as dehydrated skin is more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. If you have sensitive skin, it is vital to establish an appropriate skincare routine. It is advisable to wash with lukewarm water, and moisturise as quickly as possible in order to lock in the maximum amount of moisture. It is also important to choose products containing a minimal amount ingredients to reduce the risk of skin irritation or allergic reactions.


Suitable products for sensitive skin

Avoid skincare products containing harsh chemicals, and try to source products that can help replenish your skin's natural ingredients to keep it looking healthy and young. We have a range of products designed specifically for sensitive skin. The range contains high levels of silica, a natural mineral known to support the production of collagen within the skin, making it effective in caring for sensitive skin. The range includes a Hydrating Face Spray to assist with hydration, a Replenishing Face Oil to lock in moisture, and Energising Mineral Supplements to boost your silica levels from the inside.

If you are keen to give Sönd a try, Starter Kits are available, helping you to establish a skincare routine that will help to nourish and soothe your sensitive skin.