Sensitised skin has a compromised barrier function. In other words? The protective layer of water, fatty acids, oils and healthy microflora is out of balance — which means that irritants and allergens are more likely to make it through to the skin. This results in unwanted symptoms like redness, irritation, heat, and even dermatitis.
The good news? Sensitised skin is actually a condition, not a permanent skin type. While genetically you may be more prone to sensitisation, in most cases, you don’t have to accept a life-sentence to reactive, irritated skin.