Sensitive Skin: Identifying and Managing Triggers

June 6, 2024



Sensitive skin can be a frustrating condition to deal with. It often involves redness, irritation, and discomfort, making it difficult to find suitable skin care products that won’t cause further issues. At Skin Care Jungle, we understand the struggle of sensitive skin and have developed our Magnolia Orchid and MO Clinical lines specifically for this skin type.

What is Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin is not a medical term but rather a general term used to describe easily irritated or reactive skin. This can include symptoms such as redness, itching, burning sensation, dryness or flakiness. People with sensitive skin may also experience frequent breakouts or rashes when using certain skincare products. There are several factors that can contribute to sensitive skin including genetics, environmental irritants (such as pollution), harsh skincare ingredients, hormonal changes and health conditions like eczema or rosacea.

Identifying Your Triggers

The first step in managing sensitive skin is identifying your triggers. Knowing what causes your flare-ups will help you avoid these triggers in the future. Common triggers for sensitive skin include: – Harsh chemicals: Ingredients such as alcohol, fragrances and dyes can strip away your natural oils causing irritation. – Weather: Extreme temperatures (hot or cold) can aggravate sensitive skin. – Sun exposure: UV rays from the sun can damage the delicate barrier of your already-sensitive complexion. – Stress: Emotional stressors like anxiety can trigger inflammation on your face which leads to sensitivity. – Allergens: Pollen and other allergens in the air could be irritating if they come into contact with your face. It’s important to keep track of what causes reactions on your face so you know what ingredients/products/conditions to avoid.

Managing Your Triggers

Once you have identified your triggers, it’s time to manage them. This may involve making changes to your skincare routine and lifestyle habits. When choosing skincare products for sensitive skin, opt for gentle yet effective ingredients like aloe vera, green tea extract and vitamin E. Our Magnolia Orchid Moisturizer is specially formulated with these natural ingredients to soothe and nourish sensitive skin without causing irritation. Another important aspect of managing sensitive skin is protecting it from the sun. Make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day – even on cloudy days! Our MO Clinical Sunscreen provides both UVA/UVB protection as well as hydration for sensitive skin. In addition to using suitable skincare products, make sure to avoid environmental irritants as much as possible. Wear a scarf or mask when going out in extreme temperatures and try to stay indoors during peak allergy season.

The Importance of Patch Testing

Patch testing is crucial when introducing new products into your skincare routine. This involves applying a small amount of product on your inner arm and waiting 24 hours before using it on your face. If there are no reactions after this period, then the product should be safe for use.


At Skin Care Jungle, we understand how challenging it can be to deal with sensitive skin. That’s why we have developed our Magnolia Orchid and MO Clinical lines specifically for this skin type using gentle yet effective ingredients that won’t cause further irritation. Try our Magnolia Orchid Moisturizer or MO Clinical Sunscreen today and see the difference they can make in managing your sensitive skin! Remember – identifying your triggers, managing them properly through proper skincare routine adjustments, patch testing new products, avoiding environmental irritants such as UV rays will help keep flare-ups at bay! Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for more helpful tips on caring for different skin types from Skin Care Jungle.