Sensitive Skin is difficult because any new products can potentially aggravate or exacerbate pre-existing sensitivity. Sensitive skin can flare up due to environmental factors, hormonal fluctuations or the introduction of aggravating ingredients through diet or applied topically. Additionally one sensitivity can trigger another making it difficult to pinpoint the cause. The body may be able to manage several aggravating factors simultaneously, however it reaches a point where it can’t fight battles on too many fronts, and two or more symptoms can present simultaneously. What is Inflammation? Skin is always trying to find homeostasis, a healthy balance. When inflammation occurs due to the introduction of an aggravating substance the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect the area. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth. Identifying the Aggravation When the skin is going through a reactive phase minimising the ingredients in diet and topical application is the best way to pinpoint the cause. Eliminating exposure to the aggravating substance is the fastest and most obvious way to reverse damage. Often the only way to figure out what is causing the problem is by process of elimination. With our simple elegant LOVESKIN blends you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, you know LOVESKIN contains only natural and organic plant derived goodness designed to support your skin’s natural protection and regeneration mechanisms and soothe your skin. Minimising Toxic Exposure Reducing toxic exposure is another way to ensure you’re minimising contact with the potentially aggravating factors. Moving towards a natural, chemical free diet and skincare routine is the best place to start. As we know skincare especially mainstream and supermarket brands are often composed of synthetic, meaning chemically composed ingredients. The cheap fragrances used in these products commonly upset sensitive skin. Not only are the ingredients contained in our blends completely natural, they are also unadulterated and therefore very similar in composition to your skin’s natural sebum or protective oil. This means your skin is able to recognise and utilise the beneficial properties within the oils. By minimising the amount of toxins and new substances you introduce to your skin the easier it is to track what aggravates your skin and the less likely you will find your skin reacting. Soothing Sensitive Skin The ingredients contained in our Waiwai Facial Serum are specifically selected for the efficacy in soothing aggravation and calming inflammation, whilst supporting the skin’s natural protective barrier to prevent the introduction of environmental toxins through the skin’s surface. Avocado and Borage Oils are both powerful anti inflammatory, both are high in Omega 6 Fatty Acid, which naturally reduces inflammation. Once existing inflammation is reduced, meaning the body is no longer fighting that battle with an area of sensitive skin then it is better able to manage other, mild aggravations, thereby reducing the likelihood of further flare ups. Trisha experienced Rosacea a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face for 2 years. She turned to LOVESKIN and her Waiwai Facial Serum healed and repaired the inflammation within just 2 weeks. When Trisha ran out of LOVESKIN she tried another facial serum, and within two days her Rosacea was back. Now she only uses LOVESKIN’s Waiwai Facial Serum. A natural skincare routine can not only help mitigate further aggravation and manage sensitivity through the introduction of only natural ingredients, but shifting to an all natural skincare ritual like our LOVESKIN Ritual for Sensitive Skin can help soothe and calm skin to make existing sensitivity more manageable.