Sensitive skin is a genetic condition that presents itself as persistent redness, flushing and sensitivity. The appearance of redness is due to a thin epidermis (the uppermost layer of skin) and blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin.
Sensitive skin conditions
Sensitive skin conditions are generally the result of an impaired skin barrier that allows irritants to penetrate the skin. The most common sensitive skin condition is rosacea which most often affects women aged 30-50. Other sensitive skin conditions include psoriasis, the presentation of thick, red and scaly patches on the skin accompanied by itchiness, irritation, redness and hypersensitivity; eczema, or dermatitis, showing up as a dry and itchy rash.
How to Treat
Sensitive Skin: Gently Exfoliate and Increase Cell Turnover
Sensitive Skin: Decrease Redness and Inflammation
Sensitive Skin: Increase Hydration to Control Excessive Dryness
Papulopustular Rosacea: Decrease Possible Bacterial Factors
Sensitive Skin: Protect from UV Exposure (SPF)