Sensitive skin is not a serious problem, but dealing with it day-in, day-out can take its toll on anyone. Small and niggling, it works its way into any number of decisions, without ever really casting a dark shadow over life in general. It’s the fact that it is constantly there that makes it wearing.
The make-up you use, the clothes you buy, the places you go… all can be impacted in some way by how your sensitive skin reacts, or how you fear it will react. It can sometimes feel that you don’t always have all the freedom you would like to make the choices you want. One wrong move, and your sensitive skin could be stinging, itching and flashing dry patches.
The psychological weight of constantly dealing with "What if?" can be important, and draining. You may feel that really, sensitive skin is not a big issue, not worth complaining about, and yet yes! You do want to complain! You may want to take a photo with your friends, buy that beautiful jewellery set, run the marathon in a polluted city – but your sensitive skin makes you hesitate, and possibly refuse. That’s a lot of time you spend worrying that could be spent in more pleasant ways.
Learn more and read our article "How to calm sensitive skin? 9 tips for living better with it"