Sensitive Skin

Have you ever noticed that your skin feels dry, itchy, tingly, inflamed, or otherwise uncomfortable when you apply skin care products, but not of these sensations are externally visible? Then chances are that you may suffer from sensitive skin – but just what is sensitive skin and what can you do to help?

What is Sensitive Skin?


Many people believe that they suffer from sensitive skin – but in fact, there is no clinically-recognized condition known as “sensitive skin”. In fact, most individuals with sensitive skin are self-diagnosed, and most dermatologists fail to notice any abnormalities in the skin (such as dry patches, inflammation, etc.). However, those with sensitive skin do tend to have other dermatological conditions, dry or mixed skin, fair complexions, and a higher reactivity to cosmetics and external factors, according to research published in International Journal of Dermatology. More women than men tend to report having sensitive skin, with some researchers postulating that females’ greater sensitivity may be due in part to thinner epidermises or hormonal differences that may encourage inflammatory sensitivity (International Journal of Cosmetic Science). It is also possible that your sensitive skin may be due to an undiagnosed case of rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema, or even exposure to certain environmental factors. Allergic reactions (such as to certain ingredients and fragrances) or using higher concentrations of potentially-irritating ingredients like glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide may also lead to skin sensitivity in some users (Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skincare). Additionally, it is important to note that skin which is significantly damaged or dry may not be able to fully defend nerve endings, thus leading to enhanced skin sensitivity (WebMD). In many instances, sensitive skin may simply be due to many individuals self-diagnosing their own skin conditions (such as acne, dry skin, etc.) and trying to remedy them with a bevy of skincare products without first consulting with a dermatologist (

How Can ViaBuff Help?

Exfoliating sensitive skin may lead to further inflammation, pain, and skin damage, so we suggest abstaining from exfoliating until your dermatologist is able to identify and prescribe treatments for the root cause of your sensitive skin. After receiving a diagnosis, then the ViaBuff Exfoliating Buffs will certainly help to exfoliate away potentially-irritating dead skin cells and debris from the outer layers of skin.  Our buffs cater to 10 different skin types, including skin suffering from eczema and psoriasis to dry skin and acne-ridden skin. Even better, our dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free buffs have over 60% more usable surface area than your typical exfoliating puff or loofah, meaning that you can exfoliate more efficiently and speedily. Best of all, our buffs last for 90 days, which is three times longer than the life of your typical exfoliating buff or loofah.

Bottom Line

While there is no formally-recognized condition known as sensitive skin, those who have heightened skin sensitivity may be suffering from an undiagnosed skin condition (like eczema or rosacea), an allergy to certain ingredients, or be using high concentrations of potentially-irritating ingredients. If you suffer from sensitive skin, you should seek help from your dermatologist as soon as possible so as to determine the cause of your sensitive skin. Once diagnosed, we suggest using one of our ViaBuff Exfoliating Buffs to exfoliate and further beautify your skin.

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