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Care for sensitive skin

Sensitive skins

What is sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is characterized by increased reactivity to external and internal stimuli. People with sensitive skin are more likely to overreact to factors such as skin care products, environmental conditions, stress or certain foods. Common signs of sensitive skin include:

Redness

Sensitive skin often tends to blush easily, whether in reaction to skin care products, heat, cold, or other irritants.

Irritation

Sensitive skin may be prone to irritation, itching and burning sensations.

Feeling of tightness

People with sensitive skin may feel a feeling of tightness, especially after using harsh or drying products.

Allergic reactions

Sensitive skin is often more prone to allergic reactions to chemicals, fragrances or dyes found in skin care products.

Dilated capillaries

Blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin may be more visible, contributing to the appearance of redness.

Responsiveness to climate change

People with sensitive skin may react more pronouncedly to variations in temperature and humidity.

It is essential to treat sensitive skin gently and avoid products that could trigger reactions. Using products specifically designed for sensitive skin, avoiding harsh ingredients, and maintaining a simple skin care routine can help soothe and maintain the health of sensitive skin.

What are the different stages of sensitive skin?

Skin sensitivity can vary from person to person, and symptoms can be mild to severe. Different stages of skin sensitivity can be distinguished depending on the intensity of reactions and symptoms. Here is a general classification:

Slightly Sensitive :
    • Occasional blushing, especially after applying certain products.
    • Feeling of tightness or discomfort, mainly in response to extreme environmental conditions.
          Moderately Sensitive :
          • More frequent redness, even in the absence of obvious stimuli.
          • Occasional reactions to skin care products, which may cause mild irritation.
          • Increased sensitivity to temperature changes and environmental factors.
          Severe Sensitivity :
          • Frequent and persistent redness, even without an obvious cause.
          • Frequent reactions to skin care products, with the possibility of pronounced inflammation and irritation.
          • Frequent burning, tingling, or itching sensation.

          Possibility of more visible dilated capillaries.

          Extreme Hypersensitivity :
          • Constant and persistent redness.
          • Severe reactions to skin care products, cosmetics, or environmental elements.
          • Intense burning sensation, tingling, constant itching.
          • May be associated with more serious dermatological conditions, such as eczema or rosacea.

          It is important to note that skin sensitivity can change over time depending on various factors, including environment, lifestyle, hormonal changes and skincare products used.

          What is reactive sensitive skin or vascular fragility?

          Sensitive reactive skin, often called vascular fragile skin, is a skin type characterized by increased reactivity of blood vessels beneath the skin's surface. This usually results in redness, more visible dilated blood vessels (capillaries), and increased sensitivity to environmental factors. Here are some characteristics of reactive sensitive skin or vascular fragility:

          Redness

          The skin often has redness, which may be permanent or appear more intense in response to stimuli such as heat, cold, skin care products, or even emotions.

          Dilated capillaries

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          Small blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin may be more visible, giving the skin a reddish appearance or showing fine red lines.

          Increased sensitivity

          Reactive skin is more prone to overreacting to irritants, which can lead to burning, tingling, and even general discomfort.

          Responsiveness to environmental changes

          Environmental conditions such as sun, wind, cold, or temperature variations can trigger more pronounced skin responses.

          Reactions to care products

          Reactive sensitive skin may react negatively to certain ingredients found in skin care products, making them more likely to develop irritation or allergic reactions.

          Predisposition to rosacea

          Vascularly fragile skin is often associated with a predisposition to rosacea, a condition characterized by persistent redness, dilated blood vessels and sometimes pimples.

          To care for sensitive, reactive skin, it is important to use gentle skin care products, specifically formulated to soothe and strengthen the skin barrier. Ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and hyaluronic acid can help calm skin and maintain moisture. Additionally, daily sun protection is essential to prevent damage from UV rays, which can worsen skin sensitivity.

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          What are the different dermatological conditions of sensitive skin?

          Sensitive skin may be more prone to various dermatological conditions due to its increased reactivity. Here are some of the common dermatological conditions associated with sensitive skin:

          Rosacea

          Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by persistent redness, dilated blood vessels, pimples and sometimes dry eyes. People with sensitive skin are often more likely to develop rosacea.

          Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

          Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that manifests itself with redness, itching, scales and sometimes cracks. Sensitive skin may react more strongly to environmental triggers, making eczema worse.

          Contact dermatitis

          Sensitive skin may be more prone to contact dermatitis, an inflammatory skin reaction caused by contact with allergens or irritants. This may include reactions to skin care products, cosmetics, detergents or other substances.

          Urticaria

          Hives are characterized by temporary itching and redness of the skin. Sensitive skin may react more easily to food, drug or environmental allergens, triggering episodes of hives.

          Skin allergies

          People with sensitive skin may be more prone to developing skin allergies, reacting to certain ingredients found in skin care products, perfumes, or even metals found in jewelry.

          Responses to climate change

          Sensitive skin can overreact to variations in temperature, humidity and wind, leading to redness, irritation and a feeling of dryness.

          It is crucial to consult a skin professional, such as a dermatologist, to make an accurate diagnosis if you have skin concerns.

          What is a facial for sensitive skin at Glowing Skin

          For sensitive skin prone to redness, we recommend a gentle, soothing facial treatment from Glowing Skin. Here is an overview of our approach for this skin type:

          Gentle cleansing : We use gentle cleansers, specially formulated for sensitive skin, to cleanse deeply without being harsh.

          Gentle exfoliation : We favor gentle exfoliants that gently remove dead skin cells without causing irritation. This promotes cell renewal and improves skin texture.

          Soothing masks : We apply masks formulated to soothe irritation and reduce redness. These masks often contain ingredients such as aloe, chamomile or calendula extract.

          Calming serum : A serum rich in soothing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, can help reduce inflammation and deeply hydrate the skin.

          Lymphatic massage : A gentle massage promotes blood circulation while reducing facial muscular tension. This can help reduce redness and promote a more even skin tone.

          LED Therapy : For sensitive skin, LED therapy may be an option. It uses gentle light to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation and improve overall skin health.

          Remember, the key for sensitive skin is gentleness. We make sure to choose products and techniques that respect the delicacy of your skin while providing it with the benefits it needs. If you have any specific concerns or allergies, do not hesitate to let us know so we can best tailor the treatment to your needs.

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