Sensitive skins react very easily to external or internal stimulants than normal skin. Hypersensitive skins react even more easily than others and present signs of irritability or discomfort stronger than normal. A hypersensitive skin is normally itchy, burning, tight, tingling and red. If you suspect that you might have a hypersensitive skin, you should speak to a skin care professional to help determine the cause of it so treatment can take place.
Some people are more at risk than others in developing a hypersensitive skin. More women get affected by it than men. People who have acne, rosacea and eczema are more at risk to have hypersensitive skin than others. Babies and young children as well as young teens can develop a hypersensitive skin more easily. Untreated hypersensitive skin can eventually develop into skin allergies. Some factors that normally cause a reaction in hypersensitive skin include sudden temperature changes, wind, sun exposure, excessive heat, stress and certain active ingredients in cosmetics. A hypersensitive skin will have an exaggerated reaction towards these stimulants.
A hypersensitive skin is caused when the skin has an impaired lipid bilayer, when the lipid bilayer is not intact foreign objects can enter your skin more easily and cause harm to your skin cells. When a person has over reactive sensory nerves in their skin, their skin will have an overreaction towards stimulants that get into contact with the skin, resulting in irritation, itching, redness and sometimes flaking, as your body tries to get rid of the stimulant that it sees as an irritant.
Here at Glo Laser & Beauty we recommend a monthly Nimue Therapeutic Facial for any individual who has a hypersensitive skin, the facial will include a cleanser and conditioner specifically formulated for sensitive skins, the super hydrating mask from Nimue will help to hydrate the skin and restore your skin’s lipid bilayer. For homecare we recommend Nimue’s Cleansing Gel Lite, it will help hydrate the skin and is soap free, so it won’t cause irritation to the skin. Nimue’s Conditioner Lite is alcohol free and will help to soothe, cool and calm the skin, it is also excellent for sunburnt skins! Moisturiser Lite from Nimue will assist with hydration and improve softness of the skin. Nimue’s Element Barrier can be applied over your moisturizer if you feel your skin is very dry and tight, it helps to moisturize the outer layer of your skin and reduces sensitivity and inflammation. To help reduce redness and irritation we will recommend Reduct Derma Balm from Nimue. Serra Cleansing Gel from Lamelle is soap, paraben and fragrance free, so it won’t cause any sensitivity and dryness to irritated skins. The Serra Restore Cream from Lamelle will correct barrier function and hydrate your skin. Serra Soothing Cream from Lamelle will restore an impaired lipid bilayer and hydrate your skin, it also contains anti inflammatory properties to help reduce irritation and redness.