Most people think of sensitive skin as skin that is easily irritated. However, if you have experienced one of the following symptoms before, that means you are likely to have sensitive skin.
1. Your skin is dry
Dry skin and sensitive skin can go hand-in-hand. It can lead to acne breakouts and cracked skin. You will likely have more problems with dry skin in cold, dry weather and when exposed to wind.
2. You notice redness
Most people with sensitive skin deal with some amount of redness. This can take the form of a red rash, red bumps, blushing and flushing.
3. Your skin is reactive
Soaps, detergents, fragrances, perfumes, skincare products, and household products may cause your skin to react whether it may be itchiness, dryness or reddening. In addition, exposure to cold, sun, and wind can trigger flares.
4. You develop rashes often
Sensitive skin may react with a red, dry, flaky, or bumpy rash when exposed to a trigger. This is especially true for products that are left on your skin, such as facial creams. You may develop a rash very quickly after contact.
5. You’re prone to breakouts
If you have sensitive skin, you may develop breakouts that look like acne with red bumps and pustules. You may find that an acne wash or cream to treat the breakouts only worsens your symptoms.
What should I do if I have sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, you should immediately abandon all makeups with chemical ingredients immediately as those will only worsen your symptoms.
To make things worse, On 15th June 2021, the University of Notre Dame has published a new research report in the academic journal "Environmental Science and Technology Letters "reporting a fact of high concentrations of fluorine compounds (PFAS) in cosmetic products such as concealers, foundations, eye makeup, and lip makeup sold and used in the US and Canada.