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A better life for sensitive skin
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The Derm-Index

All you ever wanted to know about skin and dermatological disorders.

All skin disorders > [53] results
Video > [2] results
 

Video - Sun risk

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Video - Sun risk

Video - Very dry and irritated skin

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Video - Very dry and irritated skin

 
Golden rules > [3] results
 

10 habits to help you take care of your skin on an everyday basis.

Some habits are essential in order to care for your skin and have a radiant complexion all year long.

10 pieces of advice on how to take care of your body skin

Beautiful, healthy skin requires daily care, which will leave it softer, suppler and radiantly beautiful!

4 good habits to take proper care of your skin in the sun

To avoid endangering your skin when in the sun, there are a few rules that must be followed.

 
Focus on... > [21] results

The eye and its contour:
a very sensitive area

Very thin and subject to numerous stresses, the eye contour is one of the most sensitive areas of the face. To protect it, gentleness is crucial.

The sun: its benefits and
harmful effects

The sun provides true benefits, but you must make sparing use of them. In particular, the use of a sun protection product is highly recommended.

How to restore skin's radiance

Water is an essential element of our skin and it's important to keep our skin hydrated on a daily basis.

How to look after sensitive skin

Do you have sensitive, irritated skin that is hyper-reactive? Follow our expert advice on how to improve everyday comfort of delicate skin.

Acne and its different forms

Acne manifests itself in blackheads and spots. It can take several forms.

Dry body skin

In order to restructure the cutaneous barrier in dry skin, it is essential to effectively replenish moisture.

Summer light eruption : an extremely common sun allergy

Summer light eruption is the most common of sun allergies. Triggered by UV rays ....

Pregnant women, sun and pregnancy mask

The skin of pregnant women is very sensitive and at risk for pregnancy mask. Therefore a few precautions must be taken.

Eczema dermatitis, an allergic skin condition that affects extremely dry skin.

Eczema dermatitis is an increasingly common skin disorder. To reduce the number of outbreaks, avoid contact with allergens and regularly apply emollient creams.

3 questions to an expert > [6] results

How to look after oily sensitive skin

Interview with a dermatologist on day-to-day care for oily skin

How to manage adolescent acne

Interview with a dermatologist on how to how to manage adolescent acne

Intense nourishing treatments, which are particularly essential in winter

Interview with a dermatologist who speaks about treating dry skin, particularly in winter.

Sometimes I prescribe synthetic antimalarial drugs

Interview with a dermatologist who discusses different solutions for preventing summer light eruption.

Emollient creams help decrease the frequency of outbreaks.

Interview with a dermatologist who speaks about treating eczema dermatitis in children.

Factors causing our skin to lose its radiance

Interview with a dermatologist on how to look after dehydrated skin.

Testimonials > [8] results

“How we got rid of my daughter’s inflammatory acne”

Laura suffered from acne for several months. But with the support of her dermatologist she now has clear skin again.

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.

“I take care of my sensitive skin. It deserves it!"

Julie has always had sensitive skin. To soothe her skin and reduce its sensitivity she decided to consult a dermatologist.

"I don't skimp any more on protection!"

Laure was particularly prone to sunburn. To learn to better protect her skin, she consulted a dermatologist. Since then, she has been able to enjoy the benefits of the sun in complete safety.

“Comfortable skin makes daily life much more comfortable!”

When she was young, Alexandra had dry skin. She still does. Luckily, moisturising creams effectively restore comfort to her skin!

I did not make the same mistakes during my second pregnancy

During her first pregnancy, Marie developed a pregnancy mask on her face... But not the second time. She explains why.

"After years of allergies, I can finally get back in the sun!"

Mathilde, 29, has suffered from chronic summer light eruption since she was 18. Since she began using dermatological sun creams that filter UVB and UVA rays, she can finally enjoy the sun with peace of mind.

“Hugo’s eczema finally went away”

By meticulously following the dermatologist’s advice, Hugo had fewer and fewer eczema spells until it completely disappeared. His mother tells the story.

Enlightened by science > [1] result
 

Understanding the formation of acne spots

Acne manifests itself through the formation of retentional lesions called comedones, and inflammatory lesions, in other words, spots.

 
Key Figure > [5] results

Key Figure - 76% Is the proportion of teenagers ...

76% Is the proportion of teenagers who are affected by skin problems. They represent 70% of dermatologists’ acne patients.


Source : Quantitative La Roche-Posay survey among 118 dermatologists.

Key Figure - 20% Out of the total amount of water ...

20% Out of the total amount of water present in the human body, this is the percentage contained in the skin.

Key Figure - 70% Is the proportion of women ...

70% Is the proportion of women who say they have sensitive skin. Tightness, discomfort and redness are signs of sensitive skin on the face.


(Source : IPSOS Health & Beauty, figures in France taken from pharmacies in 2005)

Key Figure - 58% This is the percentage of eczema children ...

58% This is the percentage of eczema children who have problems sleeping.


Source : Clinical trial conducted on 209 children, ages 2 to 16, with light to moderate eczema dermatitis.

Key Figure - 50 to 75% This is the percentage of pregnant women ...

50 to 75% This is the percentage of pregnant women affected by chloasma, or pregnancy mask.

source : Roger D., Boudrie JL., Vaillant L. and Lorette G. Peau et grossesse ("Skin and Pregnancy"). Encycl Méd Chir (Editions Scientifiques et Médicales Elsevier ), Gynécologie/Obstétrique, 5-038-A-, 2000.

True or False ? > [7] results

A woman who did not get pigmentation marks during her first pregnancy is not at risk for her second pregnancy

FALSE
All women are at risk for pigmentation marks and pregnancy mask, regardless of whether they had them during their first pregnancy.

Dermocorticoids are recommended for treating itchiness.

TRUE
Creams that contain corticoids, called dermocorticoids, treat skin lesions as soon as they appear. In a remission phase, intensely moisturising emollient creams help restore the skin barrier and fight against cutaneous dryness.

It is normal to experience tight, pulling sensations after a shower

TRUE
Dry skin feels tight, especially after a shower and particularly in regions with hard water.  To minimize skin discomfort, we recommend that you use a gentle, soap-free cleanser and shower in lukewarm water.

Tight, pulling sensations are much more frequent during the winter.

TRUE
Our skin tends to become drier during the cold months. As a result, pickling and tight, pulling sensations are more common during the winter. This is why it is important to effectively moisturise our skin when the temperatures are low.  This is particularly true for our hands, which are increasingly exposed to the cold.

The sun cures acne

FALSE
The sun is a false friend. In the summer, its slight anti-inflammatory effect temporarily improves the appearance of imperfections. Yet UV rays greatly stimulate sebum production and thicken the skin leading to blocked pores. In the autumn the opposite happens: the imperfections reappear in even greater numbers.

Dehydrated skin and dry skin mean the same thing

FALSE (and TRUE)
Dehydrated skin is skin that lacks water. Dry skin is skin that is lacking in lipids. However, some dry skins can also lack water and therefore be both dry and dehydrated.

Sensitive skin is allergenic skin

FALSE
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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