HYPERSENSITIVE AND INTOLERANT SKIN: SIGNS AND SOLUTIONS
Hypersensitive skin is unpredictable and reacts to situations that other skin may not.
• Does your skin overheat as soon as you apply new skincare or makeup?
• Does it have a tendency to turn red (sometimes for no apparent reason)?
• Is a gust of wind enough to cause an unpleasant tingling sensation?
Your skin is probably hypersensitive and reactive.
HYPERSENSITIVE SKIN is naturally weakened
It all comes down to the skin barrier. It may not be as protective as it should be!
The skin barrier plays two major roles: protecting against external aggressions and retaining the water in your skin. Ever wondered why it feels like everything (and anything!) triggers an unexpected skin reaction? Well, this is why! A damaged skin barrier makes our skin less able to combat everyday aggressions such as cold snaps, heat waves, pollution or bouts of stress.
HELP, MY SKIN IS HAVING A CRISIS!
Has the latest addition to your makeup bag caused your skin to sting? Your skin has potentially come into contact with an "aggressor" which is something in your environment - like air pollution or UV rays, that could make the skin vulnerable*. To calm your skin quickly, adopt a few simple rituals.
DO'S: THE RIGHT RITUALS TO SOOTHE SENSITISED SKIN
Can skin hypersensitivity be limited? With the right skincare, yes!
• Gently cleanse the skin by opting for a fluid, milky or jelly texture like a lotion or gel lotion applied directly with the fingertips. This will help to avoid sensitising the skin with a cotton pad and will give bonus fresh feels. A no-rinse formula will help you embrace #skinimilism and choose products with few ingredients - just the essentials!
• Spray your skin with a calming mist of thermal spring water.
• If you have sensitive skin, your skin barrier is naturally more permeable to aggressors coming in as well as letting water escape. This is why your hypersensitive skin may also be dry and dehydrated! Apply a soothing cream, preferably fragrance- and preservative-free. We recommend our Tolerance CONTROL Soothing Skin Recovery Cream - which uses our unique Sterile Cosmetics® packaging.
DON'TS: THINGS TO AVOID
• Avoid cleansing with tap water, which can be drying for hypersensitive skin. If rinsing your face is a must, finish with a fine mist of thermal spring water to soothe.
• Try not to use too many cosmetics on your skin every day. The greater the number of different products you apply, the more likely you are to come across a lotion or cream that your skin finds difficult to tolerate.
HYPERSENSITIVE SKIN AND MAKEUP, NUMBER ONE ENEMIES?
No, don’t worry! Sensitive skin isn't incompatible with make-up. Even if your skin is easily irritated or reacts strongly to certain aggressors, you can still use makeup and look after your skin. Choose your makeup products carefully and apply gently. Make them fragrance free and use light or creamy hydrating textures.
Apply using a foundation sponge! To hydrate your skin and protect it effectively, it is best to apply your hydrating cream or balm as a makeup base.
HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT FORMULA FOR YOU?
Preservatives, essential oils, fragrances... There are numerous substances that can cause hypersensitive skin to react**. You might feel tingling or tightness, or even redness.
We developed our unique Sterile Cosmetics® process to help meet the needs of hypersensitive skin. The first solution that guarantees the sterility of the formula, perfectly airtight packaging, and rigorously selected ingredients that are only essential to the skin.
• Sterilisation throughout manufacturing- a dedicated environment has been created in the production plant for the manufacturing of Sterile Cosmetics.
• Patented D.E.F.I. packaging- an airtight system that prevents bacteria from contaminating the formula during the product's entire use.
• Rigorous selection of only essential ingredients- the innovative packaging eliminates the need for preservatives and additives.
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*Parrado C, Mercado-Saenz S, Perez-Davo A, Gilaberte Y, Gonzalez S, Juarranz A. Environmental Stressors on Skin Aging. Mechanistic Insights. Front Pharmacol. 2019;10:759. Published 2019 Jul 9. doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.00759
**Sarkic, A.; Stappen, I. Essential Oils and Their Single Compounds in Cosmetics—A Critical Review. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics5010011