Visible signs such as redness, swelling or dryness associated with roughness or flaking skin, are particularly noticeable. These are often accompanied by subjective sensation such as the feeling of tensions, itching, burning or stinging. Sensitive skin can affect all areas of the body, but especially frequently on the face, a suitable skincare routine for sensitive skin is crucial to managing it.
There are some similarities to other skin conditions, particularly to signs that accompany a lack of moisture. The effectiveness of the skin's functions depends on enzyme activity, which is often reducing in sensitive skin. As a result, the skin's natural barrier is affected resulting in lost moisture and increased penetration from irritants.
The corneal layer is also often thinner and nerve endings are more sensitive. Picking the right skin care products such as moisturisers designed for sensitive skin can help avoid irritating your skin's biggest organ.