You know that old clichĂ© about anger, that itâ€™s actually a cry for help? Itâ€™s trueâ€”at least when it comes to skin. Age, stress, sun, poor diet, and other assaults can prompt a dermal conniption, in the form of redness, itchiness, and irritation, says integrative dermatologist Valori Treloar. But there are ways to make nice.
The number of people who report sensitive skin has nearly doubled since the 1980s, according to research from Beiersdorf, the global beauty-products firm. Even when skin seems more furious than fragile, it pays to adopt a peacekeeper attitudeâ€”and some products that are guaranteed to soothe.