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Sensitive skin: what causes it and what you can do about it

Do your cheeks sting, burn and turn red easily? If so, you may have sensitive skin. Dr Haran Sivapalan explains why and what you can about it. Don’t worry, it’s not a disease, it’s not even classed as a formal medical condition – but it certainly is real. So, what is sensitive skin then? The term ‘sensitive skin’ is usually used to describe your skin’s reduced tolerance to certain cosmetics and personal care products. Stinging, burning, prickling, tightness or itchiness – a person with sensitive skin might complain of any of these symptoms when putting a product on their skin.…