Skin sensitivity is one of the main concerns in skin care. Between 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men in the world claim to have sensitive skin (1). But, how does it affect them?
Tingling, itching, stinging, a burning sensation, and temporary or permanent redness are some of the signs and symptoms of sensitive skin responding to its exposure to external and internal stimuli (UV radiation, pollution, temperature changes, hormonal changes, and so on).
Sensitive or sensitised skin?
We can differentiate between sensitive and sensitised skin by identifying the source of the sensitivity:
>sensitive skin. Sensitive skins suffer from an alteration of the barrier function and also show an increased reactivity in nerve endings. As a result, these skins respond exaggeratedly to internal and external stimuli, which should not cause such sensations.
>sensitised skin. Healthy skin can suffer occasionally or permanently from signs of acquired sensitivity.
The urban environment, environmental pollution, UV radiation, hormonal changes, stress, the use of inadequate cosmetics, or undergoing medical-aesthetic treatments are some of the reasons behind these reactive manifestations.
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(1) Farage MA. The Prevalence of Sensitive Skin. Front Med (Lausanne). 2019;6:98.