Sensitivity can be a result of many different factors and can present itself in various forms. Always listen to your body and see what the signals it sends are so you know how to best address it.
Sensitive skin requires a gentle touch. When cleansing or showering, keep temperatures cool as hot water can result in vasodilation and inflammation. Pat the skin dry, instead of rubbing too especially if you are touch sensitive.
When introducing new products, take the time to patch test on a less visible area, behind the ear for example. Then assess if there has been a response before you apply the product across the whole of the skin.
Skin sensitivity can be related to internal inflammation or it may be a result of an external factor. When suspecting internal inflammation, keep a food diary and see whether any sensitivity pops up as a result of dairy, gluten, sugar, alcohol. If you think that your sensitivity is related to internal factors, consult a nutritional specialist who will be able to work with you to improve this internal inflammation.
Stress levels can exacerbate underlying skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis or acne and increase sensitivity. Stress releases hormones that can increase sebum levels and impair the barrier function of your skin. Manage your stress as best as you possibly can by incorporating stress-relieving rituals into your routine. Exercise, meditation, and relaxing activities all reduce stress levels.