Research shows that 50% of women claim they have sensitive skin! However, there is a great chance that they do not really have a sensitive skin, because, according to beauty gurus, it is one of the most common mistakes in the world of dermatology.
According to Sarah Brown, founder of Pai Skincare, redness and reactivity are not the traits we were born with, but most likely due to environmental factors (not to mention some beauty products).
What about the products designed for sensitive skin?
Products that are “specifically designed for sensitive skin” are also a big part of the problem, Brown notes. “More and more companies are launching products for people with” sensitive “skin, which were not originally designed for this type of epidermis.” This is dangerous, because these products sensitize your skin – and if your skin is already sensitive, the problem will get even bigger.”
In other words, you may be one of the many women, who inadvertently undermine their skin. This is why we need to find out what really means “sensitive” skin!
Sensitive VS sensitized epidermis: What is the difference?
There are two types of sensitive skin: sensitive skin and sensitized, while 9 out of 10 people, who believe they belong to the first category, actually belong to the second.
Sensitive skin is a hereditary or prolonged condition such as acne or eczema. The sensitized epidermis has undergone a kind of wound, by various factors.
Symptoms are common in both cases.
Sensitive or reactive, but also occasionally sensitized skins are dehydrated, suffer from a heavy burning sensation and become intolerant to water, cold or air . In sensitive skin the above symptoms are permanent, while in the sensitized transient.
The use of unsuitable cosmetics in daily care, environmental pollution, intense and frequent – more than once a week – exfoliating, allergens in product formulas – especially scents, stress, exposure to cold, cold or sun, abrupt temperature changes, any hormonal disorders, and chemical peeling above others, may cause transient sensitization of the epidermis.