Recognising hypersensitive skin
Subject to particular aggressors, does the skin on your face becomes uncomfortable, tingling or even tight? Does your face get hot and red? These symptoms are the hallmarks of hypersensitive skin.
In addition to these recognisable symptoms, all hypersensitive skin can react differently.
Some people can also show signs of dry skin or very dry skin. Others experience a burning sensation on the skin. Others experience reactions due to allergy-prone or eczema-prone skin.
However, not all signs of hypersensitive skin are visible, which is why consulting a dermatologist can help you to identify your skin type more reliably.
Why does my face flush?
Hypersensitive skin on the face has a naturally weakened skin barrier and a lower tolerance threshold.
As a result, it is particularly vulnerable, especially when exposed to environmental or hormonal factors and in contact with chemicals, fragrances and detergents.
Climatic conditions (extreme or changing temperatures, wind, sun exposure) as well as air quality, especially in urban areas, have been identified as potential explanations for hypersensitive skin on the face.
Certain products also affect the health of the skin: aggressive or overly perfumed cosmetics, hard water, hot water from baths and showers or chlorine from swimming pools. More and more skin is developing allergic reactions when in contact with these factors.
However, stress also plays an increasingly important role in skin problems. It becomes a potential trigger for hypersensitive skin, as do hormonal variations during the menstrual cycle.
More simply, some hypersensitive skin reacts to rubbing, repeated and heavy pressure. Thin skin becomes even more fragile.
Hypersensitive skin: what should you do?
The first step in alleviating your skin hypersensitivity will be to identify what is causing your skin problems. Take the time to observe what triggers tightness and redness and then work to limit contact with these factors.
Secondly, we suggest that you adopt a facial skincare routine adapted to hypersensitive skin. As you implement it, make sure you test each skincare product one by one to check that your skin tolerates its composition.
Eau Thermale Avène has developed the Tolerance Control range. Benefitting from Sterile Cosmetics, the Cream and Balm immediately calm* and reduce skin’s reactivity to external factors.
To start your skincare routine, there’s a gentle face cleanser that respects hypersensitive skin. The Tolerance Extremely Gentle Cleanser has a gel lotion texture leaving the skin feeling clean and comfortable, without any tightness. It is fragrance free and does not require rinsing, so your skin doesn’t have to come into contact with tap water. Tap water can contain hard water that’s harsh on the fragile skin of your face. This makes Tolerance Extremely Gentle Cleanser the ideal cleanser for hypersensitive and dry faces.
Applied just after, the Thermal Spring Water Spray will be your ally for guaranteed relief! Discover some soothing steps.
Another essential daily step is moisturising with a minimalist face cream such as Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream or Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm.
Finally, if redness-prone skin is your main concern, discover our specific Antirougeurs range.
*Auto-evaluation on 25 subjects – Product applied twice daily for 3 months.