Skin prone to irritation, tingling, and redness is sensitive and reactive skin. But why are some skins more reactive than others? What is the origin of the redness? And how is this phenomenon of redness and sensitive skin explained?
What is the origin of sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin and redness affect a very large proportion of individuals. In 2020, 70% of French women reported having “sensitive” skin.
The sensation of sensitive skin occurs when the barrier function of the skin is damaged. The barrier function is the protective layer of the skin located at the level of the epidermis which protects the body by controlling the evaporation of water and regulating its temperature. It also prevents the penetration of harmful agents such as micro-organisms and pollution and blocks part of UV rays. When it is damaged, it can no longer perform its main protective function. The skin is then weakened and vulnerable to all external aggressions, which causes irritation, tingling sensations and redness.
But, the appearance of redness can be caused by other factors. First of all, the hereditary and genetic factor, on which it is unfortunately difficult to act. Irregular blood circulation, certain skin diseases such as rosacea, rosacea, acne and eczema, the use of cosmetics and treatments that are too aggressive and harsh, rich in alcohol or perfume, wearing a mask as well as internal factors such as stress and hormonal upheavals can weaken the barrier function and, consequently, cause the appearance of redness.
The phenomenon of redness and sensitive skin can affect all skin types, since it is a skin condition, completely independent of skin type. Sensitive skin can be dry, oily, normal or combination. It is therefore important to choose treatments adapted to your skin type and condition.
How to take care of sensitive skin prone to redness?
To improve the comfort of your skin, it is important to have a suitable routine.
Firstly, if you wear make-up, it is essential to use a gentle make-up remover such as milk, balm or oil, suitable for dry and sensitive skin, and to apply it either with your hands or with a cotton pad. reusable, much softer and less irritating than disposable cotton. Avoid micellar waters, which contain surfactants, which are too aggressive for sensitive skin.
To clean your skin after removing make-up, use a gentle cleanser and finish rinsing using thermal water to remove all limescale residue, which could damage the barrier function.
Then apply treatments suitable for sensitive skin containing ingredients such as Niacinamide, Bisabolol, Aloe Vera and Calendula or even Niacinamide, known as being soothing, protective and repairing.
Once a week, you can perform a gentle enzymatic scrub, much less aggressive and stripping than a scrub with grains, which will remove dead cells without damaging or irritating the skin.
It is also important to do soothing and repairing masks twice a week.
The sole use of cosmetic treatments is sometimes insufficient to treat the problem in depth. This is why Lightinderm offers you the solution for sensitive skin: the REDNESS program.
The REDNESS program: care for sensitive skin
Lightinderm has designed the REDNESS
care program for sensitive, irritated and redness-prone skin. The triple stimulation of the skin thanks to 3 technologies – light, photo-active serum, tissue massage – allows it to act effectively and deeply to soothe the skin and strengthen the barrier function.
The REDNESS program serum contains Alpha-Bisabolol, also called Bisabolol, an active ingredient from Chamomile essential oil known for its soothing properties. It also contains Vitamins C and E. Vitamin C helps create collagen, a protein essential for the formation of skin tissue, and also has an antioxidant action, which helps fight against skin aging. Vitamin E is also known for its antioxidant power, which neutralizes the free radicals responsible for skin aging, and more generally which helps protect skin cells from external aggressions. Combined with green light, these active ingredients inhibit the main triggers of skin irritation.
The serum also contains Hyaluronic Acids combined with red and infrared light, with soothing, anti-inflammatory and revitalizing properties, which help to strengthen and rebalance the barrier function of the skin, which protects it from attacks and inflammatory reactions causing redness. and irritation.
And finally, it also contains the essential ingredient of Lightinderm care programs, Niacinamide
, coupled with red light, used to protect the skin from external aggressions, such as UV or pollution, and internal ones, such as oxidative stress, responsible chronic inflammation accelerating skin aging.
And the results of the Redness program
are there, scientifically proven under dermatological control and on sensitive skin:
- 72% of women observe a reduction in redness
- 94% of women notice a reduction in tingling sensations
- 91% of women notice that their skin is smoother and hydrated
*Clinical study with expert evaluation, instrumental measurements and satisfaction test carried out on 33 women over 28 days.