Dermalogica Blog – Sensitive skin Vs sensitised skin

I see a lot of clients who claim to have sensitive skin. Once I have been able to carry out a thorough skin analysis, I find their skin is not sensitive, but sensitised! You’re probably thinking, “that’s the same thing isn’t it?” But no, they are two quite different states.

Sensitive skin is a skin type and is genetic (i.e. combination, dry, oily, etc). Whether your skin is genetically sensitive or not will determine the general skin care regime you should follow.

However, sensitised skin can affect anyone, and is normally triggered by the environment.

There are many factors which trigger sensitised skin:-

  • Ageing
  • Cosmetic products
  • Climatic conditions
  • Impaired barrier function Diet
  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Environmental assault

With so many factors is it any wonder that a lot of people perceive their skin to be sensitive? Research carried out by the International Dermal Institute in the USA indicates there has been an increase in cases of sensitised skin by up to 53% worldwide over the last couple of years.

To Protect and to serve

It is crucial to protect the skin against factors which can cause clogging of the pores, dryness or long-term damage, such as pollution, central heating and UV rays.

Sensitised skin requires ingredients that will not irritate or dry it out. Look out for specific ingredients to help you get your skin back to normal. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which acts to protect skin. Vitamin A is also vital, as it plays an important role in moisturising and restoring the skin. There are plenty of Dermalogica skincare products which contain these ingredients.

Look out for a unique ingredient to protect sensitised skin – Dermalogica Anti-Ozonate Complex, which helps to protect skin from reactive ozone. Dermalogica Anti-Ozonate Complex is found in Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser , Dermalogica Soothing Protecting Spray, and Dermalogica Climate Control

Time of Life – for all your Dermalogica Sensitised Skincare Products

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