Sensitive skin is a skin condition; any skin type can suffer from sensitivity. Sensitive skin overreacts to a variety of stimuli. These include skincare products, manipulation, and environmental factors such as pollution, wind, heat and cold, medications, diet and stress. This condition will often leave skin appearing ruddy, flakey, and patchy. If sensitive skin is not addressed, it can worsen over time. Care must be taken to avoid aggressive products and treatments that may further irritate the skin.
Sensitive skin requires the use of products focused specifically on correcting imbalances in the protective hydro-lipid barrier, soothing and moisturizing, and regulating the skin’s own ecosystem.