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Review shows skin sensitivity may have impact on mental health

A review was recently published in Cosmetics from Proctor and Gamble, by Miranda Farage, investigating the psychological impact of sensitive skin syndrome on consumers. 

Farage found that not only does sensitive skin syndrome cause psychological impacts, but those impacts can negatively affect the skin and worsen the symptoms.

“This becomes a vicious cycle that impacts consumers’ quality of life and well-being,”​ Farage said. “In order to better understand the sensitive skin syndrome individual, we need to also be aware of the psychological factors that can trigger and/or worsen this skin condition, as well as the psychological stresses the condition places on the individual.”

Low-down on sensitive skin syndrome

While studies cited by Farage show between 40% and 71% of the population may suffer from sensitive skin syndrome, particular characteristics can make an individual more like to experience the condition.

Individuals most likely to experience sensitive skin syndrome are:

Unlike other dermatological conditions, Farage said sensitive skin syndrome doesn’t have objective, observable symptoms like redness or swelling. Instead, individuals experience a variety of unpleasant sensations like itching, burning, tingling and pain.

These symptoms may be caused by a wide variety of internal and external stimuli. The condition can affect any skin and is often accompanied by other skin conditions, like acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, vitiligo and contact dermatitis.

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