What is Sensitive Skin?

Have you ever experienced slight red patches on your skin, areas of dryness or blemishes? Maybe even itchy skin, a tingle, tightness or a stinging sensation? These are all signs of skin sensitivity. 
 
At Simple, we believe that all skin is sensitive skin from time to time. Sensitive skin is not a skin type which is restricted to a few people, we can all experience sensitive skin occasions, sometimes when we least expect it. After all, our skin has to tolerate a lot – the weather, air conditioning, stress, pollution to name just few. Its inevitable that with all this, your skin might seem to have a mind of its own and become upset from time to time.
 
Sensitive skin means different things to different people. We all have completely unique skin meaning it requires equally unique care. People often tell us that their skin is changeable and is sensitive from time to time, meaning its condition varies from day to day and reacts to different things. Some say their sensitive skin is just dry and delicate all the time. 

Skin can be sensitive in different ways and signs may range from  things such as dryness and blemishes (which you many not even think are signs of sensitivity) to a mild, tingling, burning or prickling sensation possibly accompanied by slight redness. Or your skin may feel tight, rough or even a bit flaky.
 
Your skin barrier should keep things that will irritate your skin out, however for your barrier to work properly it must contain the right amount moisture. We expose our skin to many things that can dry our barrier out: Air conditioned offices, centrally heated homes, cold weather, and too much sun are common examples. All these things will dry your skins barrier, reduce its effectiveness and could lead to sensitive skin.