You know, it’s so easy to just say that your skin is “sensitive” just because you might get a reaction to a product. I was reading an article in Glamour recently on the myths of sensitive skin, and how women are so quick to claim they have sensitive skin, and that most women who think they have sensitive skin, don’t. I froze – could I be one of those paranoid women? I mean, I pretty much self-diagnosed myself. I kept reading and found out I wasn’t, as I have a lot of the “symptoms” listed below, but I wanted to share because I thought that some of you might find this useful as well.
So without further ado, signs that you might have sensitive skin:
- a new cleanser or moisturizer, even without potent ingredients, make your skin burn, itch, sting, and/or turn pink.
- mosquito bites swell bigger and redder than normal
- your skin seems so dry and parched that no amount of moisturizer seems to “satisfy” it
- a strong gush of wind irritates your skin and causes it to itch and sting
- your pimples tend to be bigger (and badder!) than regular zits
- your nose and cheeks tend to get flushed easily
So ladies – what do you say? Do you REALLY have sensitive skin? I have 4 out of those 6 listed, sigh. I guess I do have sensitive skin. (To read more about skin types, check out my post, How to Find Your Skin Type.)