Sensitive skin is a common condition and means your skin is more prone to reactions such as redness, itching, burning and stinging of patches. Sensitive skin is treatable and may require a visit with one of our experts.
The Skin barrier is the skin’s own natural protective layer. This protective layer does 2 things – it protects your skin from any bacteria or toxins wanting to enter and locks in moisture to your skin to prevent water loss. This layer is made up of corneocytes (cells) and keratin (protein) which are held together by the skin’s natural oils.
When this skin barrier is impaired it makes way for nasties to enter the skin and disrupt it from functioning optimally. This may be why some skins react to certain products. The skin may look or feel itchy, dry, rough, inflammed and may come up with a fungal skin condition.
There are a number of things that can damage your skin’s barrier. These may include:
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