As Pollution Becomes A Growing Beauty Concern, So Does Sensitised Complexions, But How Is The Latter Different From Sensitive Skin? Sofia Kim Sheds Some Light.
Before you think that we’re being some grammar nazi here, it’s key to note that they’re two different conditions – a largely overlooked fact. According to the International Dermal Institute, the R&D arm of American beauty brand Dermalogica, about 62 per cent of people globally consider their skin to be sensitive, but rarely sensitised
As Dermalogica corporate trainer Jodi Ayre points out: the effects of both (the uncomfortable sensations, the flare ups) are similar, explaining the misconception. She adds that many tend to self-diagnose their skin concerns due to a lack of knowledge, which may lead to impulse buys that can further damage skin.
Sensitised vs sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is often “determined by your genetics”, according to Dr Christine Choi Kim of The Body Shop. In short, you’re born with it. Some of the more common examples include eczema and rosacea, where skin is constantly red, itchy and dehydrated.
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