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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With over half of the global population now living in cities*, many of us are wondering how pollution affects our health. And with the epidemic of hypersensitive and dull complexions that seems to accompany urban life, many women are also looking for information about the effects of dust and pollution particles on their skin. Read on for our expert insights.
Living with sensitive skin: The true impact on quality of life
From the moment you are born, every second of every day, your skin surrounds you with a protective barrier. It shields you against the elements, knocks, bumps and countless harmful substances in our environment. Yet we tend to take the immense role skin plays in our lives for granted.
For increasing numbers of people, however, skin has become an issue. Their skin has become sensitive and is no longer silently tolerating the stresses and strains of everyday life. It has begun to protest, expressing its discontent with symptoms such as redness, prickling, stinging… In the most severe cases, women with sensitive skin feel they have to opt out of “high risk” situations, which also means they can miss out on living a serene and fulfilled life.
Expert dermatological brand La Roche-Posay shares its insights into sensitive skin’s true impact on women’s lives – and tips on how to regain control.
My skin’s comfort has been restored!
After holidaying in the tropics, Jeanne’s skin was completely dehydrated. Thanks to a few simple steps, her skin’s suppleness has been restored.