If you have the redness, discomfort, and dehydration associated with sensitive skin, your environment may be to blame. Studies are showing that environmental triggers (yes, the very air we breathe) can actually sensitize our skin. Sensitized skin from your environment is different from genetic sensitivity, or being born with sensitive skin.
What do we mean by your environment? Think pollution, humidity, and sudden temperature changes in climates – like going from the cold, dry winds outdoors to dry heat indoors.
sensitized skin explained
When your skin is sensitized, its protective outer layer lets irritants, microbes and allergens pass through and cause adverse reactions such as blushing and allergies. Air pollution particles hover in big cities, the countryside and even in homes. Small enough to enter skin, they can accelerate skin sensitivity and irritation.
Is your environment sensitizing your skin?