The hyper-reactivity of sensitive skin is not linked to an allergy but to an abnormal excitability of the skin’s nerve endings. It can be of environmental, vascular or contact origin or be linked to an atopic skin.
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For women with sensitive skin, even the most ordinary day may harbor hidden enemies. Temperature changes, air conditioning, hard water… countless trigger factors which can all unleash discomfort. Seemingly under attack on all fronts, skin prickles, burns and stings.
Understandably, these women are constantly in search of solutions to appease and life-proof their skin… And they are willing to try just about anything! Online forums suggest home remedies like honey, oatmeal, avocado or even chocolate masks. Though tasty, the contents of your kitchen larder are probably more likely to harm than to heal. In fact, as they could contain potential allergens and irritants, these DIY treatments may leave you looking rather red-faced.
The truth is, adapted and expert skin care for sensitive skin is the first step in restoring comfort, but taking a few simple steps in your daily life can also make all the difference. Take our quiz and learn how to keep your sensitive skin in its comfort zone.
“I take care of my sensitive skin. It deserves it!"
Julie has always had sensitive skin. To soothe her skin and reduce its sensitivity she decided to consult a dermatologist.