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Why has my skin suddenly become sensitive to my skincare products?

Feb 20, 2024Alan Sweeney

Have you recently noticed that your once-trusted skincare products are causing your skin to react unexpectedly? If you're wondering why your skin has suddenly become sensitive, you're not alone. In this blog post, we'll delve into the possible reasons behind this mystery and explore how to address and alleviate sensitive skin concerns.

Understanding Your Skin's Natural Balance:

Our skin is a complex organ with its own unique balance of oils, moisture, and protective barriers. Changes in external factors, lifestyle, or even hormonal fluctuations can disrupt this delicate equilibrium, leading to sensitivity. Understanding your skin's natural balance is the first step in uncovering the reasons behind its sudden sensitivity.

Environmental Factors:

Environmental elements play a significant role in the health of your skin. Exposure to harsh weather conditions, pollution, and UV rays can compromise your skin's protective barrier, making it more susceptible to irritants in your skincare products. Explore how environmental factors may be influencing your skin's sensitivity and consider protective measures of SPF, moisturising more regularly & double cleansing etc.

Ingredients Check:

Take a closer look at the ingredients list of your skincare products. Sometimes, introducing new products with harsh chemicals or allergens can trigger skin sensitivity. Identify potential irritants such as fragrances, preservatives, or actives in your skincare routine and consider transitioning to gentler alternatives.

Hormonal Fluctuations:

Changes in hormones, especially during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, can impact your skin's behavior, and this is what we see most with our customers. Hormonal fluctuations may make your skin more reactive to certain ingredients, leading to sensitivity. Recognising these changes can guide you in adjusting your routine to better suit your skin's evolving needs, for example our Blooming Mama To-Be tanning range.


Exfoliation is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, (and a flawless tan) but overdoing it can strip away the natural oils and protective layers, leaving your skin vulnerable and sensitive. Evaluate your exfoliation frequency and opt for gentler exfoliants to promote skin renewal without causing irritation. Our Tan Removing Bath Bomb & Exfoliating Mitt are perfect for a weekly body exfoliation - no need for harsh scrubs or chemicals. 

Stress and Lifestyle:

Stress, lack of sleep, and an unhealthy lifestyle can manifest on your skin. These factors can compromise your skin's ability to repair itself, making it more susceptible to sensitivity. Explore stress-relief techniques, prioritise sleep, and adopt a healthy lifestyle to support your skin's overall well-being.

Patch Testing and Gradual Introductions:

If you're introducing new products into your skincare routine, consider patch testing before applying them. Gradually incorporate new products to give your skin time to adjust (especially with actives) and identify any potential triggers that may be causing sensitivity.

Finding Relief:

Speaking to a professional should be high on your to-do list but when it comes to body care our Blooming Mama To-Be, Summer Meadow & Winter Nights Tanning Balms & The Daily Gradual formulas are full proof for sensitive skin and will help to build up the skin barrier.

We also couldn't discuss sensitive skin without mentioning the Bath Bomb! It's like a hair masque for your body - loaded with vitamins and natural oils to replenish and moisturise and we highly recommend for soothing itchy broken skin.

The following pictures were taken just 8 days apart using half of the Lusso Tan Bath Bomb every four days. 


Discovering the reasons behind your sudden skin sensitivity is the first step toward reclaiming a healthy, balanced complexion. By understanding environmental factors, scrutinising ingredient lists, and considering lifestyle changes, you can empower yourself to make informed decisions about your skincare routine.

Embrace the journey of nurturing your skin back to its radiant best, and remember that as skincare therapists we formulate with skin health in mind, so we're always available on live chat for any questions you have about your tanning routine. 

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