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Did you know that half the population has sensitive skin?
What causes sensitive skin?
"Why is this happening?"
It's one of the first things most people ask in their search for relief. The following can be triggered by any combination of the following factors.
*Lifestyle (stress, diet, smoking, dehydration, alcohol or cosmetic ingredients)
*Environment (pollution, airborne allergens, weather and temperature changes)
*Physiology (stress, hormonal fluctuations)
*Genetics (hereditary skin irritability) rosacea, psoriasis, eczema.
Sensitive skin various from mild to severe for some people. It can be the occasional flare up for some, and for others redness and discomfort all the time.
Sensitive vs. Sensitized Skin
Sensitive skin is a predisposition you're born with. Your skins protective protective outer layer is not as efficient at blocking irritants, allergens and making it more prone to reactions such as blushing and allergies. This can be managed with appropriate care.
Sensitized skin is irritability from lifestyle (stress, diet, smoking, dehydration, alcohol, cosmetic ingredients, peels, laser , excess exfoliation or non pH balanced products. And external factors such as (pollution, airborne allergens, weather, sudden changes in climate such as coming from cold dry winds outside to dry heat indoors. Avoiding these triggers can reduce and eliminate symptoms. When triggers can't be avoided ( pollution, environment, temperature sensitivity) symptoms can be managed through skin care and lifestyle changes.
Physiology ( stress, hormonal fluctuations, Disease (rosacea, eczema, psoriasis) and Genetics ( hereditary skin sensitivity) all play a role.
How do you know if you have signs of Sensitivity and Sensitization?
*Thin skin texture with translucent appearance
* Skin feels tight which can indicate dehydration and lead to skin reactions from products
*Redness or blotchiness. This signals over-reactive capillaries or a tendency towards rosacea.
*Visible redness, flaking or cracking on the cheeks and forehead. This indicates dehydrated skin and impaired barrier function.
*Blushing and itching, or burning sensations can also be a sign of over reactive capillaries.
*Small, rash-like bumps or breakouts, not to be confused with acne breakouts.
Research by The International Dermal Institute shows that by combining natural botanical extracts can help reduce symptoms of sensitive/sensitized skin without interrupting skin's natural healing process.
Dermalogica's NEW UltraCalming products combine the best of nature and science by using natural Oat Oil, Apple Fruit, Cactus Pear extracts and Aloe Vera to combat irritation and dehydrations. All other UltraCalming products contain Oat Kernel, Ginger, Chamomile derived Bisabolol and Red Hogweed Root Extract to reduce redness and irritation.
Every UltraCalming product also is formulated without lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial fragrances or colours, which can worsen sensitive conditions.
SKIN CARE TIPS:
Possible effects of common irritants include ( hot showers, baths, spicy foods, extreme temperatures, air travel, and current skin care products or cosmetics.
Pay attention to how your skin reacts to diet and stress.
Avoid washing your skin with hot water, as this strips the skin's barrier, use cool water.
The loss of existing sebum is commonly caused by excessive bathing, showering, scrubbing or the use of harsh soaps. Use a gentle cleanser like Ultra Calming Cleanser.
Be mindful of scented, coloured and fragranced laundry detergents and softeners they can aggravate skin.
Pollution, alcohol, smoking , medical resurfacing and over-exfoliation should be reduced.
Sun exposure can also irritate skin, use SPF daily!!!! Physical sunscreens with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are less irritating to highly sensitive skin than chemical sunscreens.
Strong skin barrier is critical for healthy looking skin. Use a fortifying skin care regimen daily like Dermalogica's Ultra Calming Line.
Now featuring two new products Calm Water Gel ( a weightless water-gel moisturizer that transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon activations, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault. It hydrates dry, irritated skin. Softens, soothes and calms. Locks in moisture and defends skin against dryness.
Barrier Defense Booster is a concentrated oil booster that soothes, nourishes and moisturizes to restore balance to sensitive skin. It reinforces the skin's naturally protective barrier against environmental assault. Nourishes and soothes irritated skin. Helps prevent skin irritation before it starts.
Ultracalming Cleanser is an extremely gentle, pH balanced gel-cream cleanser that doesn't strip skin's protective barrier and can be wiped off without water. Calms and soothes redness, heat and discomfort. May be used on eyes and lips.
Ultracalming Mist is a soothing, hydrating mist that relieves sensitivity also helps condition skin to prepare for proper moisture absorption. Can be used after waxing/exfoliation for soothing benefits.
Ultracalming Serum Concentrate is a super-concentrated serum that helps calm, restore and defend sensitive skin. Ideal for flare-ups on all skin conditions including burning, itching, redness and discomfort. Provides hydration to help balance oily to normal skin conditions. Can be used following non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help calm and sooth skin.
Barrier Repair Is a velvety moisturizer that gently melts into skin to soothe and reinforce its protective barrier. It helps to strengthen and repair skin and acts as a barrier to sheild against environmental factors that can cause further sensitization. Provides a smooth even base. Can be used as a makeup primer as well.
Do you want to find out how sensitive you are?
Come into our beauty bar and get a free skin analysis and see your Sensitivity score.
Try our UltraCalming products at our beauty bar or pop in for a sample to take home.
All info provided by the National Dermal Institute.
Be Good To Your Skin And It Will Be Good To You