The other day I advised a client “You don’t have sensitive skin, but your skin has become sensitised.”
So what’s the difference?
Well, there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen.
Usually, sensitive skin people have fair complexions that flush easily or swell a bit to the touch. They may even get red or blotchy for no apparent reason.
That’s why skincare and make-up choices must be treated very carefully. Truly sensitive skin is experienced by a very small number of the population.
Sensitised skin, on the other hand, can, at any time, be experienced by almost all of the population. Conditions such as low humidity, drying chlorine, harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide for acne, over-exfoliation, medications, and even ageing, can cause a sudden reaction in your skin.
Avoiding the irritant, keeping the skin adequately hydrated, and using proper skincare for the season usually corrects the environmentally caused stress to your skin.
Fortunately, we have skincare ingredients designed to meet the challenges of both sensitive and sensitized skin. We can tailor what you need to your specific skin type.
Want to avoid possible skin sensitivity?
Here’s some suggested “no go’s”…
- Abrasive scrubs (think walnut shells, fruit pits, or pumice)
- Toners containing SD alcohol, menthol, peppermint and witch hazel
- Scrub mitts and loofahs
- Bar soaps and bar cleansers – way too stripping of your skin natural moisturizers
- ALL products with a strong scent, both natural or synthetic will cause sensitivity
- Cold or hot water (lukewarm is ideal)
- Steaming or icing the skin
- Using the wrong skin care products
If your skin is giving you attitude, calm it down with the right ingredients and regular targeted treatments to restore balance.
Unsure if you’re using the correct skin care? Or having continuing problems with your skin?
Then, please call us to arrange your complimentary Skin Health Check. The solution to calmer, less sensitised skin can be easily reversed and repaired with some simple skin care programs.