Skin issues? We all have them. But it’s a different battle when you have sensitive skin. To put simply, it needs a different kind of care. A misstep in your routine or a wrong product can easily trigger flare-ups. So it’s always best to consult an expert. If you have sensitive skin, you’re in luck. With the help of Dr. Teo Wan Lin, a certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist, we’re sharing tips on how to give your sensitive skin the tender loving — and correct — care it needs.
Dr. Teo Wan Lin, certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist
Be aware of your condition
The first step to resolving your problem is to actually know about it. You might have sensitive skin without even noticing! “Sensitive skin is characterised by recurrent episodes of redness, flaking and sensations such as stinging and burning,” according to Dr. Teo. She also suggests that people take note of what can trigger sensitive skin. “Changes in the environment such as an extreme surge of temperature from hot weather to cold weather, from a humid to a dry climate, as well as the presence of carpets, animal fur, and dust in the environment” are just some of them.