*Symptoms are in response to environmental triggers or skin products. May not be constantly present.
Roughly 70% of the population believe that they experience symptoms of sensitive skin which include, but are not limited to, redness, itching, tightness and stinging.
There are a range of possible triggers for periods of sensitive skin. Triggers are unique to the individual and could be things such as stress, the weather, menstrual cycle (for women) or certain personal care products and clothing fabrics.[3,4]
People that experience the symptoms of sensitive skin also tend to have a compromised skin barrier, and experience skin dryness as a result of this.
So what’s the difference between Sensitive Skin and Dry Skin?
Dryness can cause your skin to:
· Scale or flake
· Feel rough
Sensitive Skin can cause your skin to:
· Become red and/ or dry
· Feel tight and uncomfortable
Find your triggers for dry and sensitive skin, and help avoid them using our tips below!
Reference: Greive K. Glycerine: the naturally effective humectant. Dermatological Nursing 2012;11(1):30–34.