Avène peaux intolérantes
Avène Peaux Intolerantes is suitable for intolerant and reactive skin and hypersensitive skin. Thus it fulfills needs like hydration and comfort that this type of complexion often lacks. Given that it shows signs of skin discomfort when you least expect it.
To that end, all its care is formulated with the perfect blend of soothing and moisturizing ingredients to calm irritation and ensure effective protection of the skin barrier.
In short, Avène Peaux Intolerantes eliminates irritation in hypersensitive skin and helps restore the hydrolipidic film. At the same time, it reduces skin sensitivity and soothes.
Sensitivity or intolerance?
It all depends on the degree… Many people have sensitive skin. But to different degrees. However, it is important to distinguish between sensitive and sensitized (or allergic-prone) skin.
What is the difference between sensitive skin and allergy-prone skin?
There is often confusion between sensitive skin, intolerant skin, and skin prone to allergies. The people who say they are “allergic” usually have very sensitive or even intolerant skin that overreacts to the application of various products, local medicines, or dermocosmetic cleaning and care products. An allergy is caused by an immune response. It results in red spots with small eczema blisters, severe itching, swelling, and oozing, sometimes accompanied by intense itching.
It is thin, clear, often slightly dry, and tends to turn red easily. The sun is a known aggressor for the skin, particularly for fair skin. Cold and wind are also poorly tolerated. Some dermocosmetic or therapeutic products also contain inappropriate substances:
- cleaning products with irritating surfactants,
- acne products with a gentle exfoliating effect.
These unsuitable products do not soothe the skin. On the contrary, they damage it. Sometimes your skin overreacts to the smallest attack; becomes intolerant. It burns, jerks, and turns red, scaly, and itchy. In this case, you have sensitive skin, and you must choose products with very few ingredients.
Sensitized or allergy-prone skin
Allergies are caused by an immune response (to an allergen). On the skin, this appears in the form of obvious clinical signs: red patches with small eczema blisters, severe itching, swelling, and oozing, sometimes accompanied by intense itching.
If you have had an allergic reaction, see your doctor immediately; he will find out what your skin is reacting to by performing essential allergy tests.
What daily products should I use for allergy-prone skin?
Give preference to products that do not contain ingredients known to be irritating or allergenic and that have a high tolerance confirmed by clinical tests.