Talking Skin Types – Sensitive

Sensitive skin often looks pink or red, frequently with a dry, uneven skin texture. Older or thinner sensitive skin is often more prone to broken capillaries. Sensitive skin typically effects the cheeks but can be all over the face and neck, including the chest. 

Sensitive skin can be prone to flushing when exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Skin can also be touch and skincare sensitive, even spicy food and alcohol can exacerbate skin sensitivities.  

Some people are just born sensitive, this skin type will react to most high street skincare, especially if it contains alcohol or perfumes (please do check ingredients because lots of skincare claims to be ‘natural’ but legally only needs to contain 6% natural ingredients to be labelled ‘natural’). 

Sensitive skin can also be temporary. Extreme weather, harsh treatment or skincare can also cause temporary skin sensitivity, regardless of whether the skin is always or temporarily sensitive, the skincare and treatments would be the same for both instances. 

Below I have listed the must have products, the nice to have and the bonus products for this skin type. Please be aware that your individual skin will probably fall into different categories at different times, so it’s a great idea to read all of the blog posts that might fit your skin needs.

I have listed the products in order of how you would apply them to your skin as this is another thing that can be quite confusing to many of my clients.

Morning

Must have – Gentle Cleanser

Must have – Desensitising serum

Nice to have – Hydrating Serum  

Must have – Desensitising Moisturiser

Must have – Sun protection

Evening

Must have – Gentle Cleanser

Must have – Desensitising serum

Nice to have – Hydrating Serum

Must have – Desensitising Moisturiser

Bonus – Recovery product to be applied when skin is ultra sensitive

 

Treatments best for sensitive skin:

SKIN lounge Signature Calming facial with Dermalux is the ultimate bespoke treatment for sensitive skin! Combining gentle products to soothe and the incredible Dermalux light therapy to repair the skin deep down.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a great way to treat acne rosacea and thread veins. This treatment is much stronger as an approach but seriously effective, a full consultation and patch test is required before treatment. 

Another great way to treat thread veins is with Advanced Electrolysis – much more detailed than IPL, so great for small areas especially around the nose and subtle ones on the cheeks. 

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