When the skin’s protective barrier function is compromised, the surface suffers visible consequences. Loss of radiance, changes in skin texture are the first symptoms. But more signs such as redness or flaking may appear, which call for more attention, care, and, of course, protection. Does your skin feel like this too? Every day or occasionally? Do you know how to take care of it? Today, we are going to explain what sensitive or sensitized skin is, what the differences are, and what to do to soothe the skin and restore its balance. So, you may find the answer to your questions here.
What is sensitive skin?
First of all, it is important to understand that skin is a complex and delicately balanced organ. And that its balance changes easily due to various factors, both internal and external. In other words, poor diet, unhealthy habits, prolonged exposure to the sun without proper protection, abrupt temperature variations, among others. As a result, we can notice a worsening of the skin’s quality and lead to the loss of the skin’s natural balance.
Sensitive skin, however, is a skin condition that is defined by a more excessive reaction to these triggers.
Such sensitivity can be observed by the appearance of redness, dryness, dehydration, scaling, itching, and irritability of the skin. These symptoms can appear either temporarily or permanently.
Sensitive or sensitized skin?
Depending on the origin of the symptoms and their features, the skin can then be either sensitive or sensitized. We can distinguish as follows:
- Sensitive skin is conditioned by genetic factors and is more frequent in women and people with low phototypes (I-II). These are skins that have an increased reactivity of the nerve endings and therefore suffer a change in the barrier function. Consequently, these changes cause sensitive skin to experience an exaggerated response to internal and external stimuli that would not traditionally cause sensitivity reactions.
- Sensitized skin, on the other hand, can be a one-time or permanent condition of healthy or even sensitive skin that shows signs of sensitivity due to exposure to internal or external aggressors. For example, exposure to the urban environment, environmental contamination, UV radiation, hormonal changes, stress, use of inappropriate cosmetics, or adherence to medical-aesthetic treatments. These may be some factors behind these reactive manifestations.
However, regardless of the type of sensitivity, the truth is that the symptoms are similar and require immediate action to relieve itching, burning sensation, and redness.
How is sensitive or sensitized skin treated?
When thinking about sensitive or sensitized skin, we should focus on treating the symptoms of skin sensitivity, but above all on balancing the skin. However, always taking dermal tolerance as a motto throughout the treatment. One of the most effective answers is the Sensitive Skin Solutions range from Mesoestetic Laboratories! It is a range of products specially designed to treat permanent or transitory skin sensitivity and return balance to the skin with utmost tolerance.
To this end, the formulas of this range of products have been developed with ingredients of recognized effectiveness to attenuate the signs of sensitivity. In addition, they aim to boost the skin’s defense systems, such as the barrier function and the microbiota, making it stronger against external aggressions.
Sensitive Skin Solutions – A beauty routine for sensitive skin
To restore comfort and health to sensitive or sensitized skin, the Sensitive Skin Solutions range helps balance the skin microbiota to preserve the barrier function and defense against pathogens. In addition, this range also has an antioxidant action – offers protection against the external agents to which the skin is exposed daily. It also achieves a soothing, anti-redness, and repairing action.
1º Cleaning with hydracream fusion
The process of cleaning sensitive skin can be a moment of total discomfort when using products that are not suitable for the fragility of these skins. Avoiding desiccant products, with stripping action, as well as the use of cotton pads, are some precautions to be taken. An excellent alternative is Mesoestetic’s Hydracream Fusion.
It is a wonderful cleansing oil-cream, with a high moisturizing capacity. It incorporates a vegetable oil with high dermoaffinity that provides nourishment and elasticity to sensitive skin, minimizing discomfort and tightness. Therefore, it provides gentle and elegant cleansing, eliminating the residues and particles that are deposited on the skin throughout the day.
This cleanser when applied to the face forms a creamy mask, which should then be massaged in until the texture turns into a wonderful oil. At the end rinse with water.
2º Toning the skin with Hydratonic Mist
Developed in a mist presentation, this tonic lotion aims to recreate at home the rehydrating, soothing, and toning sensation achieved in a medical-aesthetic office. Hydratonic is then a face toning lotion, which is intended to close the pores and tone the skin. With moisturizing effect, it represents the last step of cleansing, eliminating all traces of dirt or impurities, while having the ability to decongest the skin.
Formulated with Rose Water, it leaves the skin fresh, purified and perfectly moisturized. It also has Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) for a regenerating and soothing action, bringing comfort to the skin. Alcohol-free and with a pH that respects the skin, it avoids dehydration after cleansing. Ideal to precede facial treatments, allowing better penetration of key ingredients.
3º Intensively soothe sensitive or sensitized skin with Skin Balance
Mesoestetic recently launched the star product for sensitive skin: Skin Balance! It is a concentrate that reduces reactive skin manifestations such as redness, itching, and irritation. In addition to providing an intense soothing, anti-inflammatory, regenerating, bio-balancing, and antioxidant action, essential to improve the fragility of sensitive skin. The launch of this concentrate was supported by a study conducted under dermatological control that demonstrated high skin tolerance and the effectiveness of skin balance in just 28 days! And the results are very encouraging for sensitive skin:
- an 86% reduction in erythema or redness;
- an 86% reduction in burning, itching, and irritation;
- immediate skin relief and a more hydrated, softer, smoother skin.
Apply this concentrate twice a day! Apply 3 to 4 drops as the first step of your routine, on clean, dry skin, and massage until completely absorbed.
4º Moisturize the skin with Couperend or Melan Recovery
When it comes to moisturizing the skin, the origin of the sensitivity can determine the choice of the best moisturizer. Mesoestetic offers two wonderful options: Couperend and Melan Recovery.
Couperend is a cream that reduces redness and capillary fragility, for skin prone to couperosis. To do this, it combines extracts of gilbarb, melilot, hesperidin, and escin to help eliminate visible redness and strengthen capillaries. In addition, it provides anti-inflammatory action. Rich in squalene and panthenol, Couperend also provides nourishment and elasticity, preventing flaking and skin irritation.
On the other hand, Melan Recovery is indicated for skins sensitized by external aggressors. Particularly interesting for skins that have undergone medical-aesthetic treatments such as chemical peels, laser, or dermabrasion and need to recover their skin. It is an intensive treatment that combats the reactive manifestations related to irritation and redness, providing a sense of immediate relief. It reduces skin sensitivity and strengthens the skin’s defenses. Rebalances the skin barrier, providing comfort, suppleness, and softness to the skin. With a rich texture, comfortable extensibility, and rapid absorption that immediately relieves the feeling of tension.
5º Protect with Mesoprotech Light Water SPF 50
Sunscreen is a fundamental step in the beauty routine of sensitive skin. As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, skin exposure to external factors such as UV radiation, pollution, and urban environment, trigger sensitivity reactions. Therefore, using a shield daily is essential.
Mesoprotech Light Water SPF 50 is a sunscreen of very high protection, which has the enormous advantage of providing an anti-aging action. It ensures protection against UVB and UVA radiation. At the same time, it ensures antioxidant action, since it protects against cellular oxidation induced by IR radiation and visible light. With an ultra-light texture of very fast absorption, it creates an invisible protective veil on the skin, leaving a light and fresh finish.
Weekly soothe the skin with the Anti-Stress Mask
Pick a day of the week when you can give your skin a break for a few minutes. Start by cleansing and toning your skin. Then apply a generous layer of the mask over the entire face. Extend the mask to the neck and décolleté to benefit from the moisturizing properties of the mask. Leave on for as long as you can. If you are in a hurry, 15 minutes are sufficient. Remove excess product at the end with a cotton pad or towel soaked in Hydratonic Mist lotion.
Anti-Stress Mask is a face mask with calming, anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, bio-balancing, and anti-pollution properties. It is therefore a soothing and restorative face mask that helps to restore damaged skin, calm skin irritations, and redness. It is particularly indicated to soothe sensitive or sensitized skin.
Sensitive skin shows an excessive reaction to internal or external triggers. Which can lead to the appearance of redness, dryness, dehydration, flaking, itching, and irritability of the skin. To care for sensitive or sensitized skin, it is important to choose products that are suited to the very specific needs of such skin. And in particular, opt for a routine that is not only soothing but also restorative. The Mesoestetic Skin Solutions range is an excellent option given its high tolerance and safety. In addition to its results and effectiveness are tested and evaluated by dermatological studies.
So, discover sensitive skin solutions in our store and start taking care of your sensitive skin!
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Mesoestetic skin balance concentrate with soothing effect 30ml 1.01fl.oz€84,48
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