Redness and the variety of symptoms that accompany sensitive skin can be debilitating. Here are some of our expert tips for dealing with sensitivity.
Signs you have sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can come in a range of forms: the most telltale signs of sensitivity are dryness, itchiness, stinging sensations after using certain skincare products and redness.
Why do you have sensitive skin?
First and foremost, sensitive skin is a skin type. Like dry, oily and normal types, it’s the natural state of your skin. Acne, dermatitis and psoriasis, for example, are not skin types: they are skin conditions. It’s important to know the difference in order to care for your skin properly.
What skincare can reduce redness?
There are certain skincare ranges on the market that are specifically formulated for your skin types that can soothe discomfort and dryness, but also reduce redness by calming inflammation. Look for gentle, pH-neutral, alcohol- and fragrance-free cleansers and moisturisers at your local pharmacy, specifically those labeled “sensitive skin.”
Using make-up to cover redness
Alongside a skincare regime specifically suited to your sensitive skin, make-up is a great tool for subtly covering any persistent red patches. Opt for a BB cream suited to sensitive skin, in the right shade for your skin for light, but effective coverage without any side effects.