Sensitive to intolerant skin
Sensitive skin can be quite reactive. Tingling, tightness, discomfort and visible redness are all signs, and common preoccupations of sensitive skin. Its sensitivity can be caused by a reduction in the skin’s tolerance threshold and a weak barrier function. The skin is therefore more succeptible to internal and external stress.
Sensitive skin must be distinguished from allergic skin, which is caused by sensitisation to a specific molecule.