I struggle with skin sensitivity. How do I achieve healthier and less sensitive skin?
In Singapore, more than 1 in 2 women experience skin sensitivity. Skin sensitivity can be triggered by various lifestyle and environmental factors such as diet, stress and the weather, leading to a damaged skin barrier. When the skin’s natural moisture barrier is compromised, leaving it dry, and much more susceptible to sensitivity and irritation and itch. Without proper care, this may even lead to conditions such as atopic eczema.
In order to achieve visibly healthier and less sensitive skin, dermatologists recommend frequent application of moisturizers to ensure a healthy moisture barrier, reducing the skin’s susceptibility to irritation. It is also crucial to choose moisturizers that respects the needs of sensitive skin, hence not containing aggravating ingredients like perfumes, colorants nor preservatives.
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