Sensitive Skin

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Sensitive skin overreacts to stimuli that normally have no impact on “normal” skin types. It responds to many external factors such as cosmetics, the environment and food, which can cause skin sensitivity or simply exacerbate it. 

 

REGULAR SENSATIONS OF TIGHTNESS, PRICKLING AND BURNING.


Sensitive skin overreacts to stimuli that normally have no impact on “normal” skin types. It responds to many external factors such as cosmetics, the environment and food, which can cause skin sensitivity or simply exacerbate it.

Skin sensitivity can manifest in two distinct ways:

– “Irritable” sensitive skin: inflammatory reaction not specific to a given allergen.

– “Allergic” sensitive skin: immune reaction specific to an allergen.

Sensitive, reactive and intolerant skin types are all commonly used to refer to “irritable” sensitive skin..

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Dermina, peaux sensibles

FOCUS ON THE CAUSES OF SKIN SENSITIVITY


The use of poorly adapted cosmetics is the leading factor behind sensitive skin.

Fragrance used in cosmetics are the number one cause of allergic reactions and skin irritation.
Soap dries out the skin and damages the skin barrier. Some everyday cosmetics are formulated with ingredients that cause irritation at high concentrations. Chemical scrubs damage the skin barrier.
Alcohol-based after-shave products result in dryness and irritation, especially in the case of skin already weakened by shaving.

Last but not least, cosmetic treatments weaken the skin and should be used sparingly. 

Sensitive skin can also be caused by exposure to other exogenous environmental factors, including pollution, wind, temperature variations and consumption of stimulants such as alcohol, spices, and hot beverages.

Genetic predisposition or other endogenous factors can either exacerbate or be the source of skin sensitivity. Individuals with skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, psoriasis or atopic dermatitis already have a weakened skin barrier. They are therefore more likely to show symptoms of sensitive skin. Psychological factors including emotional distress, depression or stress can also play an important role in skin sensitivity.

The temporary or permanent combination of all these elements triggers cutaneous sensitivity.

ZOOM SUR LES CAUSES DE LA SENSIBILITÉ CUTANÉE


The use of poorly adapted cosmetics is the leading factor behind sensitive skin.

Fragrance used in cosmetics are the number one cause of allergic reactions and skin irritation.
Soap dries out the skin and damages the skin barrier. Some everyday cosmetics are formulated with ingredients that cause irritation at high concentrations. Chemical scrubs damage the skin barrier.
Alcohol-based after-shave products result in dryness and irritation, especially in the case of skin already weakened by shaving.

Last but not least, cosmetic treatments weaken the skin and should be used sparingly.

Sensitive skin can also be caused by exposure to other exogenous environmental factors,  pollution, wind, temperature variations and consumption of stimulants such as alcohol, spices, and hot beverages.

Genetic predisposition or other endogenous factors can either exacerbate or be the source of skin sensitivity. Individuals with skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, psoriasis or atopic dermatitis already have a weakened skin barrier. They are therefore more likely to show symptoms of sensitive skin. Psychological factors including emotional distress, depression or stress can also play an important role in skin sensitivity.

The temporary or permanent combination of all these elements triggers cutaneous sensitivity.

Dermina, peaux sensibles

 

MULTIPLE CLINICAL SIGNS


Sensitive skin is characterized by having mainly subjective and difficult to identify clinical signs. These often include various degrees of tightness, prickling and burning, while itchiness is generally minor or completely absent.

Objective signs of sensitive skin are either nonexistent or less distinct. They include redness, moderate erythema, slight flakiness et fissures.

 

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Sensitive Skin

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