Don’t know if your skin is sensitive or sensitised? If your skin is easily agitated, often itchy and red, you probably have either. The difference is that while sensitive skin is a skin type, sensitised skin is a skin condition brought about by certain environmental or lifestyle factors.
The symptoms are usually similar: flushing, dryness, itchiness, looking ashy and dull and a stinging/burning sensation whenever skin comes into contact with anything from water to skincare products.
As such, sensitive and sensitised skin can both benefit from skincare that has gentle formulations, omits potential irritants including fragrance, parabens, alcohols and colourants.
Those with this sensitive or sensitised skin should also look for products that incorporate skin-loving ingredients such as ceramides, humectants (like hyaluronic acid) and vitamins (like niacinamide) that repair and restore a healthy skin barrier and soothe sensitive and sensitised skin in the long run.
Here are some to consider adding to your skincare routine if you’ve been experiencing any of the above symptoms.