Simple put, sensitive skin hurts!

Sensitive, red, irritated skin is a frustrating disruption to everyday life. You’re are not alone: up to 90% of the population perceives their own skin sensitive. But, do you really have sensitive skin? or is your skin sensitised, meaning the itching, redness and sensitivity is a result or environmental assaults? Take a look at the differences between these two conditions that share a similar result.

sensitive skin . . .

  • Those who have very fair skin and are usually of Northern European ancestry have a genetic predisposition towards sensitive skin. this could be caused by the lower amount of pigment and thinner epidermal layer, allowing for easier access of potentially- irritating ingredients.
  • People with sensitive skin have more histamine readily produced in the body. The result is a more hypersensitive skin, waiting to react at any opportunity.

versus sensitised skin . . . 

  • Sensitized skin isn’t caused by a genetic predisposition. It can affect anyone, any age, of any race who is exposed to environmental assaults.

and what they have in common.

  • Symptoms and triggers are the same for these conditions, as both experience itching, burning, dryness, flushing and stinging.

Sensitive and sensitized skins suffer from a weekend lipid barrier that’s unable to shield against assaults that increase moisture loss and skin dehydration. Dehydrated skin cells function poorly and skin’s immunity weakens, creating a higher risk for skin diseases (rocacea, eczema, psoriasis) and infection from irritants that contribute to skin sensitization.

Some of the Dermalogica Products suggested for your SENSITIVE SKIN may include:

  • UltraCalming Cleanser – Gentle gel/cream removes impurities without stripping the skin
  • UltraCalmimg Mist – A soothing, hydrating mist that quickly relieves sensitivity.
  • UltraCalming Relief Masque – Soothing masque for relief of Sensitization, redness and flare-ups.
  • UltraCalming Serum Concentrate – The calming, restoring antidote for stressed, sensitized skin.
  • Barrier Repair – Unique anhydrous (waterless) moistuizer fortifies and shields against assault.