21. Skin Reactions. Part 5. (Sensitivity.)
General Characteristics of Sensitive Skin
- Sensitive skin tends to be thin or fine textured.
- Is typically dry and delicate.
- Prone to flushing from temperature changes, both cold and heat.
- Sunburns and windburns easily.
- Is prone to allergic reactions.
- Irritation usually results in red and blotchy skin
Dermalogica have taken the latest findings in scientific research and created the amazing new Ultra Calming Range, one of the most advanced Sensitised Skin system available.
The most common cause of irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. This combined with the loss of the skin’s protective barrier means your skin’s health is compromised and can be in a highly reactive state.
The Ultra Calming Complex is clinically proven to control multiple inflammatory reactions leading to sensitised skin whilst restoring the skin’s protective barrier.
Causes of sensitised skin
This is triggered by the immune system caused by foreign substances such as pollen or artificial fragrances.
Triggered by the nervous system, sensitised or inflamed skin may be the result of the environment, chemicals or physical and emotional stress.
Loss of Protective Barrier
Excess exfoliation, exposure to soap and water, even psychological stress can compromise the skin’s protective barrier, lowering your ability to tolerate stressors resulting in sensitised skin and irritation.
A soothing, hydrating mist that quickly relieves sensitivity while helping to calm redness, stinging and aggravated skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
A powerful, ultra-calming treatment masque enriched with Colloidal Oatmeal to soothe enraged skin and provide lasting relief from sensitized skin flare-ups, redness and rosacea.
The antidote for skin sensitivity: a super-concentrated serum that helps calm, restore and defend sensitized skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
This unique anhydrous (waterless) moisturiser melts gently into skin to help shield against environmental and internal triggers that cause skin stress.
Recommended for sensitised, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. This extremely gentle, PH-balanced gel/cream glides easily over face and eyes to cleanse without stripping skin’s protective barrier.
At Beauty Haven we can treat Sensitised skin with a tailored ‘prescriptive Facial’, using the above mentioned Dermalogica products. Another treatment not to be ruled out would be a mild ‘lactic acid’ chemical peel.