The different symptoms of sensitive skin
The 3 origins of skin reactivity
- environmental: heat, cold, wind, sun or even sudden changes in temperature and atmospheric pollution can lead to prickling, burning sensations, redness or heat discomfort.
- contact: the application of a product that contains a poorly tolerated ingredient, the skin’s contact with very hard water or certain fabrics can cause feelings of discomfort: itching, prickling, tightness or redness.
- vascular: the walls of the blood vessels are weakened under the influence of certain external factors, like changes in temperature or internal factors, like eating spices or drinking alcohol. The appearance of flushes, redness and heat discomfort can be revealing signs.