Skin sensitivity is mostly an acquired skin problem. A five to ten steps skin regime is not for every skin type. As a matter of fact it’s not required.
Our Indian Skin type is either Fitzpatrick type 4 or 5
|Skin color before sun exposure||Eye color & Hair color||Skin reacts on sun exposure|
|Type 4||Olive or Light brown||Dark brown||Tans often and rarely gets a sun burn|
|Type 5||Dark brown||Dark brown to black||Always tans and never gets a sun burn|
So we fall in either of the above 2 skin types.
These skin types develop pigmentation (skin darkening) quickly not just due to sun exposure but also to skin irritating or sensitizing products.
In majority of cases, it’s an acquired sensitivity which means you don’t have a sensitive skin but you make it sensitive following a long skincare regime having different several products.
Every other skincare youtube channel or beauty influencer iterates on following a regime of double cleansing then toners followed by back to back serums and then sealing off with a heavy moisturiser.
Take a step back and question if you really need all these products? Well, for now I can help you out figuring out whether your sensitive Indian skin type needs a toner or not.
If yes, then how do you select one. Here’s an interactive presentation on toners for sensitive Indian skin.