Requiring special attention, sensitive skin is a condition that is still little discussed and often misunderstood, as it is sometimes undetectable to the naked eye. Sensitive skin is a condition that affects dry, oily, combination or normal skin (learn more about the different skin types), which is recognized by its hyper-reactivity. Read along to demystify sensitive skin causes and learn everything about solutions to treat it.
What is "sensitive skin"?
Subject to tingling, discomfort, itching, burning and redness, sensitive skin is present in nearly 50% of women and 40% of men at some point in their lives.
Sensitive skin simply reacts more intensively than normal skin to internal or external irritants…
What are the causes of sensitive skin?
Although it can be caused by an inflammatory response to daily usage products, such as perfumes or fragrances, soaps and detergents, cosmetics or even the fabrics of clothing, it can also be explained by a radical change in its external environment.Think of sun, heat and air conditioning or contrasts of cold and heating (oh hello, Canadian winter!)
Another common source for onsets of sensitive skin symptoms could be physiological or hormonal factors, such as a sudden increase in stress or even a slight hormonal imbalance.
Finally, it is also found in patients with rosacea, eczema, acne and psoriasis, common skin conditions causing irritability and increased sensitivity.
How can sensitive skin be treated?
If you have sensitive, reactive and intolerant skin, you must learn to treat it accordingly with your daily routine and choice of beauty products.
- Pinpoint the source of your reaction and change your habits
Try to make a connection between your symptoms and your environment. When your skin started itching, did you wear that wool scarf around your neck ? When your rash came out, was it after using a particular fragrance ? Did you feel discomfort on your skin after going in town, or after eating a particular ingredient? Pay attention to details and the answer may be closer than you’d imagine.
- Use products that are suitable for sensitive skin
Whether your skin is oily, dry, combination or normal, make sure you choose products and routines that are appropriate for your sensitive skin, even if the condition only occurs occasionally. At Jouviance, all of our products are formulated for sensitive skin, as they’re made without any artificial fragrances or ingredients that may irritate your skin.
Serum to discover :
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- Avoid certain ingredients
Stay away from harsh products. If you have sensitive skin, avoid the following ingredients : alcohol, perfumes and essential oils (they can have a drying effect), paraben and sulphate. Also avoid ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, known to be irritating.
Sensitive skin can still benefit of powerful active ingredients. The key is to follow a gradual introduction into the routine, starting with a few nights a week. Also, the formula’s synergy is essential, so make sure that your active ingredients such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid or retinol are combined with soothing agents (ceramides, shea butter, soothing peptides).
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How to recognize sensitive skin :
Sensitive skin can be dry, combination or oily, but commonly presents with redness, itching, irritation or burning.
- It is essential that sensitive skin avoid irritating ingredients. Choose gentle dermatological formulas specifically designed to avoid irritation. All Jouviance products are suitable for sensitive skin.
- If you notice symptoms of sensitive skin, try to find their cause so you can make changes accordingly.
Suggested products for sensitive skin :
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LIFTING, FIRMING AND SMOOTHING is now possible for sensitive skin thanks to this new product by Jouviance. This anti-age serum is highly concentrated in active ingredients targeting a unique mechanism of aging, cellular senescence, without irritating the skin. Its results show a gentle lifting effect, improved firmness, a boost of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid... Youthful radiance is all yours!
Anti-age Eye Lift - NEW
Anti-Age Eye Lift, specially formulated for sensitive skin, soothes fine lines and wrinkles, lifts drooping eyelids and breathes new life into collagen and elastin production. This innovation, suitable for all skin types, reveals a refreshed and rejuvenated eye contour as well as decongested puffiness and less visible dark circles. A newfound vitality, without sensitivity!
As you can now understand better, many factors influence skin’s sensitivity, but staying conscious and alert of changes is an important key to taking care of yourself. We hope this article has helped you understand the causes of sensitive skin and how to treat it.
More products to discover :
3D-Action Boost. - Bestseller
3-IN-1 All skin types. - Bestseller
Skin Rescue. - Bestseller