Feeling sensitive? You’re not alone. 72% of Canadian women believe they have sensitive skin, and more and more, products designed for sensitive skin are the most important consideration (second only to anti-aging) when selecting a skin care regimen.
However, how is sensitive skin defined? Unfortunately, there really isn’t a clear answer; symptoms tend to vary from person-to-person and reactions can be unpredictable! I tend to flare (redness, bumps and itching) when products contain too many harsh ingredients, while my mom’s skin reacts based on certain foods. We’re both equally sensitive in different ways!
Sounds like you? Here are five ways to stay ahead of sensitive skin:
1. Identify Your Triggers
Are there environmental, emotional or dietary triggers that cause your sensitive skin to flare? How easily is your skin irritated following contact with skin care products, makeup, or even UV rays? Keep an ongoing diary (with photographic evidence) to uncover patterns of skin reactions that can help identify your triggers. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to identify one thing in particular; sensitive skin can simply be the result of a combination of elements working against you. (It happens, no need to be stress about it!) …