Q. My skin is super sensitive. Which ingredients should I be sure to avoid?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Redness, stinging, burning, itching—not ways we want to describe our skin, but for many people skin sensitivities can be a daily struggle. Dermatologists classify sensitive skin as skin that has pustules, bumps or skin erosion, and it can be very dry, not properly protecting nerve endings within the skin. Genetic factors such as age, gender and race play a role in causing skin reactions, and therefore sensitivities can vary from person to person. Sensitive skin types can also have a tendency toward blushing for various reasons.