Easily inflamed, sensitive skin can become red and irritated very quickly. It can be triggered by any number of things from certain skincare ingredients and seasonal changes to not handling your skin gently enough.
Best skincare for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin loves routine as frequently changing products can cause more irritation. Once you find a sensitive skincare product that works - stick with it!
Signs your skin is sensitive
Sensitive skin has a thin epidermis which means the skin’s protective barrier isn’t as strong as it could be - irritants and bacteria can penetrate it more easily. The best skincare for sensitive skin works to strengthen and nourish the skin barrier.
Signs your skin is sensitive include:
- Flare-ups of redness and small bumps
- Dry patches and flakiness
- Burns quickly in the sun
- Easily irritated by fragrances and certain ingredients
Conditions like rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema are also common. It’s also possible for sensitive skin to be dry/oily/acne-prone at the same time.