LEARN MORE ABOUT SENSITIVE SKIN TYPES
WHAT IS SENSITIVE SKIN?
Sensitive skin is defined by the regular occurrence of reactions such as tender sensations, dryness and redness in skin. Sensitivity can be caused in skin by external stressors like UV radiation and pollution, and internal changes like hormonal shifts. As the facial area is one of the most exposed parts of the body, sensitivity is often most present here. Sensitive skin care products work to reduce sensitive reactions and improve skin moisture barrier strength.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN?
You can have typically oily, dry, or combination skin and experience sensitivity. There are a number of identifiers of sensitive skin types, though the way sensitivity presents in skin will be unique for everyone:
- Dryness. A tendency towards dry, rough and patchy skin is a common signifier of sensitivity. A thinner, weaker skin moisture barrier is less able to retain moisture and prevent impurities from penetrating skin, which can result in dry and roughened complexions.
- Tenderness. Redness in skin and tender sensations can occur at any time and are signs of sensitive skin types. Caused by stressors like weather (especially cold and dry air), dirt, stress and skin products, tenderness is a common component of sensitive skin.
- Tightness in skin. A sign that skin is lacking essential moisture, tightness is a common experience of sensitive skin types. When skin feels taut or strained, skin care products for sensitive skin can be used to comfort.
The best products for sensitive skin are those that protect against stressors and impurities while providing comfort to skin. The La Roche-Posay range of sensitive skin products are formulated with essential moisturising properties like peptides and glycerin, alongside comforting ingredients like vitamin B5 (panthenol). Choose and shop from the sensitive skin products below to create your own sensitive skincare routine.