What is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is skin that experiences the slightest sensation more intensely than normal skin due to an imbalanced ecosystem (hydric & lipidic system). Skin sensitivity can range from mild to severe therefore it is imperative to recognize and treat mild sensitivity as soon as possible to avoid a progression with increased intensity. Sensitive skin is caused by:
- Psychological or emotional stress
- Environmental aggressors: pollution, cold, sun, wind, etc.
- Chemical stressors: medicine, soaps, detergents, unsuitable cosmeceutical skin care, unsuitable exfoliants, make-up, etc.
- Physical stressors: gommage, brushing, mechanical exfoliation such as rubbing and epidermabrasion, etc.