If your skin is easily agitated, often itchy and red, you probably have sensitive skin or your skin has become sensitised due to certain environmental or lifestyle factors. While the former is a skin type and the latter a skin condition, the symptoms are usually similar: flushing, dryness, itchiness, looking ashy and dull and a stinging/burning sensation whenever skin comes into contact with anything from water to skincare products.
As such, sensitive and sensitised skin can both benefit from skincare that has gentle formulations, omits potential irritants including fragrance, parabens, alcohols and colourants. Those with this sensitive or sensitised skin should also look for products that incorporate skin-loving ingredients such as ceramides, humectants (like hyaluronic acid) and vitamins (like niacinamide) that repair and restore a healthy skin barrier and soothe sensitive and sensitised skin in the long run. Here are some to consider adding to your skincare routine if you’ve been experiencing any of the above symptoms.