Unless we’re talking about a certain American reality TV child star whose name rhymes with “cuckoo”, most talk about honey is sweet. A popular natural remedy, it’s been harvested for nutritional, medicinal and cosmetic purposes as far back as ancient Egypt (cue Cleopatra and her milk and honey baths). Now, one of the most major millennial skincare concerns is putting the beauty buzz back into the golden-hued, sugary substance: sensitive skin.
A recent international survey by The Body Shop found out that one in three women believe that they have it. According to The Telegraph, another study by French beauty brand La Roche-Posay found that 60 per cent of women say that the condition ails them.
Whether or not such perceptions are true, the fact is that the likes of increased environmental pollution and modern stresses can cause skin to act up. While there’s no concrete dermatological definition, sensitive skin refers to a whole host of skin reactions: allergies like rosacea and eczema, a low tolerance to skincare products, even a tendency to flush red.