VIDEO: “I Get Really Picky, Scared & Cautious With Products” – Rihanna On Skin Sensitivity + What You Need To Know

by Abigail Oluwakemi
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Rihanna is set to release Fenty Beauty, a skincare line for both men and women that she is in control of. In a recent ad, she exposed to truths most of us women encounter when looking for skincare products. She stated “I am a woman of color and I have a lot of sensitivity in a lot of areas on my face. So I get really picky with products and a lot of time I get scared and cautious” As seen below.

Her innitial words before getting into speaking on Fenty beauty is one that almost all of us women can relate to. It’s almost like we are forced to go through a variation of products before finding what works for us, despite the recommendations we may receive from close friends.

Skin sensistivity should never be over looks especially for melanted skin tones. Hyper-reactive or intolerant, sensitive skin reacts excessively when exposed to normally tolerated stimuli. This means that ultraviolet rays, variations in temperature, wind, certain cosmetics, pollution, strong emotions, menstruation etc. can become aggressive to the epidermis.

Skin sensitivity is an essentially subjective notion. Skin sensitivity does not present very visually upon clinical examination. However, it is agreed upon that this disorder is manifested characteristically by tightness, tingling, warmth and itching.

In addition to these feelings of discomfort, sometimes there will be skin dryness, fine skin peeling or diffused redness.

No less than 28% of subjects who have very sensitive skin spoke of suffering from an associated dermatological illness. This number lowered to 14% when it related to sensitive skin subjects, 7% with lightly sensitive skin subjects and 2% for non-sensitive skin subjects.

WHY IS SKIN SENSITIVE?
With black and dark skin, especially in temperate climates, the functionality of the epidermal barrier is weakened by the strong activity of the ceramidase. This enzyme is responsible for the degradation of ceramides, and consequently, causes an increase in trans-epidermal water loss for dark-skinned people. The penetration of harmful agents is also facilitated.

The most common clinical manifestations
In relation to black and dark skin, which is often very dry, itching is very common, notably in the night whilst undressing or after showering. These disturbances constitute a common motive for consulting a specialist. What’s more, black and dark skin, compared to the skin of other ethnic groups, tends to more commonly experience irritation in the facial area.

According to tips from inoya-laboratoire.com Here are some Caring for sensitive skin Tips
Delicate and easily irritated, sensitive skin requires special attention, and adapted care.

1/ Protect your skin from the sun, cold, wind, sources of heat such as fireplaces, radiators, ovens, etc.
2/ Cleanse your skin with products specifically formulated for sensitive skin, which eliminate impurities without aggravating the epidermis. Choose to use a soapless cleansing bar or shower gel. Rinse your face after taking your make-up off and gently exfoliating. For this, the CLEAN’OYA® range of cleansers is adapted to even the most sensitive skins to cleanse the skin gently.
3/ Apply a specialised sensitive skin care treatment one to two times per day. This skin care treatment must be adapted to the nature of your skin, hypoallergenic, without any perfume or conservatives, and include a minimum of ingredients.
4/ Opt for formulas based on active ingredients which are recognised for their regenerative properties, such as alpha-bisabolol, glycyrrhetinic acid, oats, aloe vera or glycerin.
5/ If a product causes tightness or tingling, immediately stop using it.

Hope this helps.






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