Help, My Sensitive Skin's In A Mess!
Your skin is composed of several layers of tissue that protect it from the elements. It's your body's first line of defense - the wall that prevents enemies from crossing its boundary. Once your epidermis can no longer fulfill its protective function, your skin will flare up, becoming red, hot, itchy, and tight.
The causes? Your skin becomes hyper-sensitive and reactive when its protective barrier is harmed. Environmental factors (cold, sun, damp) and irritating substances (pollution, allergens, cigarette smoke) are able to penetrate your epidermis, sending your already sensitive skin into crisis mode. Here are a few problems that people with sensitive skin and what you should and should not do if you have sensitive skin.