5 Myths About Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin is definitely a hassle. We’re not going to sugar-coat it.

Let’s debunk some common myths about sensitive skin:

  1. The problem is your product

    You might be having a reaction to a product you applied on your face. But, most times, that’s not why you’re dry or itchy. Sensitive skin is increased permeability of the upper layer of the skin. This leads to two things: skin could be letting offending products in, or letting water out. Most times, sensitive skin lacks moisture, and causes the skin surface to feel irritated.

    WHAT TO DO: Limit shower time, because hot water opens pores, and lets moisture escape. Stick to warm, not hot, showers, and limit time to 5-10 minutes.

  2. Sensitivity causes your skin to feel dry

    Actually, it’s sensitive skin and dry skin are two different things: sensitive skin can also be dry, but dry skin is not necessarily sensitive. Dry skin can be caused by hot showers, indoor heat, dry weather, cold weather, and a million other things. Plain and simple: your skin may not be sensitive, it’s just abused.

    WHAT TO DO: Moisturize often. Twice a day is recommended, and use an all-natural moisturizer. If you’re already applying Muscle Butter to an area, it’ll also moisturize that area.

  3. Sensitive skin is an allergy

    Usually, if you have sensitive skin, it’s just on your face. If you have an allergic reaction, it’s likely to manifest all over your body. Sensitive skin could also include forearms, scalp, and hand areas. See a dermatoligist if you think it’s an allergic reaction.

    WHAT TO DO: Avoid harsh products, and go for all-natural instead. Muscle Butter USA is all-natural, and uses only plant-based ingredients.

  4. Some people just have “tough skin”

    Nope. Skin rritation can also occur from aging or sun exposure.

    WHAT TO DO: SPF. UV damage can cause premature aging, skin cancer, and can increase sensitivity. SPF is usually the answer to everything.

  5. All products are created equal

    If you have sensitive skin, you should stick to all-natural products. Parabens, sulfates, and fragrances can often be the culprit for skin irritation. Muscle Butter is all-natural, and only contains 6 vegan ingredients, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

    WHAT TO DO: Look at labels to determine if a product is all-natural and plant-based.