Most women shy away from being called "too sensitive." But when the subject is kin, they are too willing to take the S. Scarlet According to the American Academy of Dermatology, at least 40% of women believe they have sensitive skin, although most dermatologists report that only a fraction of truth. Sensitivity "defined as skin that is prone to irritation from products, weather, or stress" is a real (albeit misunderstood) condition. It is not the same as an allergy. This means they have a lower tolerance for irritating ingredients such as fragrances and dyes. The evil twist here is that the skin reacts, the more sensitive it becomes. Imagine normal skin with a natural barrier like Saran Wrap. People with sensitive skin have a barrier stops all the time.
But by identifying what disrupts the barrier and protects the right moisturizer, you can develop a thicker skin. Read labels: Before applying creams, lotions or makeup, read the ingredient list. The fewer ingredients on the label, the better. All alcohol products and formulas should be free of perfume, dye, and isopropyl alcohol (commonly known as alcohol). And beware of botanical ingredients and oils. Test each new product on the side of your neck for a few days before using it in his face. Clean: Wash you face with a milky, non-foaming liquid cleanser or a soap-free bar. Do not use a cloth or any rough scrubber, which can be too abrasive for sensitive skin. Rinse face well by splashing with warm water and pat with a soft towel, leaving skin slightly damp.