Skin type, ethnicity and skin sensitivity
Skin sensitivity can vary between different skin types and ethnicities but it can affect all of us. There is a difference in what triggers skin to become sensitive and how skin reacts or feels can be different. Caucasian skin tends to have more visual symptoms and can be more sensitive to changes in climate such as wind, Asian skin is more likely to react to certain foods such as spicy foods whereas black skin is less sensitive to UV light because it contains more melanin.
All skin is unique and what triggers skin sensitivity for one person may be very different to another, even if we belong to a similar ethnicity. It’s important to recognise what triggers these occasions for you so that you avoid a repeat experience.