Are you one of those women whose skin is constantly inflamed? Do you experience itchiness, tingling or breakouts? Reactive skin that flares up frequently not only makes your complexion look aggravated, but it also perpetuates a cycle of continuous stress that takes its toll and can adds years to your look if left untreated.
If this sounds familiar, it may be because you have sensitive or sensitised skin that is intolerant to certain skincare products, even in trace amounts. Knowing whether you have sensitive skin or sensitised skin can help in being able to offer skin the care it needs, or to avoid ingredients that trigger redness or inflammation.
SENSITIVE OR SENSITISED?
Having sensitive skin often means it’s genetic, and it’s likely to be inherited. Those with sensitive skin are prone to itching and inflammation, especially when products it comes in contact with, whether it’s skincare or just daily household cleaners, contains ingredients which trigger these symptoms.
Sensitised skin on the other hand, are triggered by environmental or lifestyle factors. Over time, these factors can result in a damaged skin barrier, making it susceptible to irritation and redness.
How should you treat sensitive or sensitised skin then? The best way is by choosing safe and gentle products that contain only vital ingredients and sourcing for formulas that are preservative-free and fragrance-free.
Understanding this, trusted skin specialist Eau Thermale Avène – the brand who brought us the naturally soothing and anti-irritating Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water – has come up with two skincare ranges that are specially formulated for people with hypersensitive and allergy-prone skin: The Tolérance Extrême range and the Intolerant Skin range.
These unique ranges from Eau Thermale Avène are specially formulated to soothe skin which are damaged and prone to irritation. Some of the products from the Tolérance Extrême and Intolerance range, feature an air-tight packaging which prevents air from entering. This proprietary Sterile Cosmetics Technology allows them to formulate products with minimal ingredients, without any preservatives which often thought to potentially trigger skin sensitivity.
In fact, the Tolérance Extrême Emulsion only contains six ingredients, significantly reducing the occurrence of skin irritation while hydrating and protecting skin.
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