What is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin can be affected by a variety of emotional and environmental factors. From change of season, climate, detergents, dust and even stress. The most important thing is to protect and strengthen the skin against irritation. Managing sensitive skin is an ongoing process. There is no miracle or overnight treatment, but with the right products and lifestyle you can effectively manage sensitivity.
Truly sensitive skin is a skin type. It is genetic, meaning you are born with this skin type and it cannot change. Truly sensitive skin types may have allergies to food, dust, pollen, and animals. They may also have a genetic predisposition to inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. Truly sensitive skin is more common in lighter skin tones and affect more than 50% of people.
A good question to ask yourself is how long have you considered your skin to be sensitive? If you have a truly sensitive skin, you would have had a sensitive skin for most of your life. A truly sensitive skin is due to nerve endings becoming more prone to irritation. Sensitive skin is always red, warm to the touch, prone to little red splotches that do not seem to go away – especially around the nose, cheeks, and chin. Sensitive skin is a manageable but not curable.
Factors that aggravate sensitive skin:
|Sun exposure||Lack of sleep||Dehydration|
|Exposure to air pollution||Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or pregnancy||Wrong cosmetic products with harsh ingredients|
|Frequent changes in temperature||Stress and late nights||Over exfoliation and excessive cleansing|
|Cold, harsh weather||Chlorine in swimming pools||Smoking, alcohol, caffeine|
|Very hot water||Dry skin||Stress (emotional, physical, environmental)|
How to strengthen your skin’ immune system:
Sensitive skin has three key characteristics that should be considered during the daily skincare routine: a weakened skin barrier, an excessive sensation of irritation and a tendency to redness. The primary objective of care should be the soothing of the skin, increasing its resistance and maintaining and strengthening its natural protective function in the long term.
Following the holistic approach to caring for the skin we recommend an intensive serum, protective daily moisturiser, and a repairing mask.
Extra Sensitive Calming Serum: Powerful, highly concentrated facial serum as an intensive treatment for sensitive skin. Your skin is left feeling calm, balanced, and protected.
Daily Skin Calming Cream: Soothing face cream for sensitive skin. The exclusive composition of selected plant extracts has a calming, protective and moisturizing effect. The powerful Couperin complex helps to strengthen the capillaries of irritated skin. For daily use for a firm and healthy skin.
Intense Skin Calming Mask: Relaxing intensive face mask to calm sensitive skin that tends to redden. The composition of selected plant extracts has a calming and protective effect and ensures a firm and refreshed complexion.