While many people might consider their skin to be sensitive the actual percentage of people with sensitive skin is quite low.
In any skin type there can be sensitivities but it is more common for people with fair skin to be sensitive.
Sensitive skin will burn more easily than other skin types when exposed to the sun and there will also be a tendency for the skin to flush easily.
Sensitive skin is often overly dry.
Ingredients in skin care products can cause reactions for those people who have sensitive skin and it is wise to try small test samples of products before spending money on any purchases.
People with sensitive skin will not only react to the ingredients in face care products but they will also be susceptible to many other things such as food, alcohol and changes in the season with pollens in the air being a particular problem.
Rosacea is a common problem as is the occurrence of red capillaries on the surface of the skin and red acne like blisters that can occur on the face and more often across the upper chest.
People with sensitive skin tend to blush more often that other skin types and this ‘problem’ is usually made worse by the persons unwarranted embarrassment of blushing so easily.
People with sensitive skin need to use products that are very mild as almost anything can cause a reaction.
The best products are those that have the least ingredients in them, but don’t be fooled because a product is natural as some of the natural skin care products can also be quite harsh.
Environmental affects can be magnified and rapid changes in temperature can play havoc with the skin.
If you have sensitive skin you will need to accept the fact that it will require more care and consider trying hypoallergenic products to see if you get better results.