Red, flushed or easily irritated skin? Scared to try new products or cosmetics on your face in fear of a dreaded skin reaction? Is your nose redder than Rudolph’s’ on any given day? If this just described your skin, then you are not alone. Believe it or not, sensitive skin is one the of the most common skin complaints we hear about as skin professionals. Despite seeing varying scales of skin irritation and sensitivity, those suffering are usually at a loss as to the appropriate solution meaning they resolve themselves to this constant irritability, terrified to step out of their safe zone. It’s time for all the silent sufferers to rejoice, as we can work to overcome most sensitive and reactive skin, revealing a strengthened and balanced complexion. In many cases red, irritable skin needs to be gradually rebuilt to reduce reactivity. But before you try to bust out those intense exfoliating products you thought were a lost cause, let’s look into what may be triggering your potential skin reactivity.