Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…
What is sensitive skin?
Reactional sensitive skin: Cold, sun, wind, ill-suited cleansers or moisturizers “hurt” your skin. Your skin might react strongly to a peeling or a laser procedure.
Occasional skin sensitivity: Skin disorder such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea acne…. These situations can increase your skin sensitivity
SENSITIVITY FOR EACH SKIN TYPE
- Dehydrated skin: Pulling and discomfort.
- Dry to very dry skin: Weakening of protective functions, fine lines appear,
- Combination to oily skin: Small shiny areas around the nose and the upper cheeks.
- Environmentally sensitive skin: Immediate reaction to the slightest upset.
Sensitivity or intolerance, a matter of degree…
Make the difference : Sensitive skin and sensitized skin.
- Sensitive skin: Your skin pulls, itches. It reacts strongly to wind, cold, ill-suited products, harsh cleansing or hard water. Sometimes this sensitivity becomes exacerbated: The skin doesn’t experience any relief from standard cosmetic moisturizers. It can’t stand anything. It becomes allergic. It starts to itch, pull, gets red and scaly..
- Sensitized skin: Certain intolerances to cleansers or moisturizers are in fact true allergies responsible for eczema or urticaria. Consult your physician to find the cause of this allergy.
Pulling and discomfort.
Dry to very dry skin
Weakening of protective functions, fine lines appear,
Combination to oily skin
Small shiny areas around the nose and the upper cheeks.
Environmentally sensitive skin
Immediate reaction to the slightest upset.
Is sensitive skin common ?
The Pierre Fabre epidemiology research department conducted a survey in 8 European countries (285 M people). The results showed that:
• This issue affects both women and men.
• Nearly 100M people are affected.
• More than one in 3 people claim to have sensitive skin.
• 66% of people claiming to have sensitive skin have an underlying skin disorder.
What causes sensitive skin?
Several factors are involved:
- Using ill-suited cosmetic products
- Environmental factors: pollution, wind, sun…
- Lifestyle: Stress, tobacco…
Are there several types of sensitive skin?
• Dehydrated sensitive skin: Tight skin and discomfort act as reminders
• Sensitive dry and very dry skin: The skin’s key protective functions are weakened, small lines appear…
• Sensitive skin, slightly combination or oily: Small shiny areas on the wings of the nose and the top of the cheeks appear…
• Skin sensitive to the environment: The smallest upset bothers it and causes it to react.
How do I treat my sensitive skin?
The first step is to reduce or avoid, whenever possible, factors that trigger this sensitivity.
- Use cosmetic products specifically formulated for sensitive skin
- Avoid irritating and drying cleansers.
- If hard faucet water bothers your skin, use gentle, no-rinse products and following cleansing, spray a fine mist of thermal spring water on your skin.
- Select products that are as neutral as possible: Minimum number of ingredients, no alcohol…
- Do not use products containing certain key ingredients known to be irritating.