Reddened and Sensitive Skin
Understanding Your Redness
There are several reasons as to why skin may become reddened and reactive. The most asked question’s we experience here at The Clinic is, why is my skin red? And do I have rosacea?
An overview of these questions will be answered in the following video by The Clinics Registered Nurse Paige:
Rosacea is a skin condition that’s symptoms typically include erythema (redness), presence of papules, flushing of the skin and visible spider veins known as telangiectasias. The most important first step you should take when you suspect you have rosacea is to visit your dermatologist or general practitioner. This form of skin condition requires a professional diagnosis to appropriately treat.
The most common types of rosacea we treat at The Clinic include:
This form of rosacea is typically identified through diffused redness and blood vessels in the skin becoming visible.
This form of rosacea is commonly mistaken for acne. This is because it is characterized by not only diffused redness across the cheeks and visible blood vessels but also through the inclusion of pustules and papules under the skin.
Other Skin Disorders
There are several different types of skin condition we treat here at The Clinic. These conditions include psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and skin with impaired barrier resulting in reactive skin.
The most common skin disorder we see at The Clinic, particularly post COVID restrictions is dermatitis, most commonly perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis is an inflammatory rash that commonly presents as a band like irritation spanning from the nostrils to the chin. This can include redness and irritation for the individual. Correct treatment of this condition is essential to ensure that it is not exacerbated.
Could UV exposure cause reddened skin?
A common misconception about sun exposure is that is only causes pigmentation. However, sun damage can also result in underlying redness in the skin. This type of sun damage is noticeable any where on the body that is exposed to UV including the face, neck, decolletage and hands.
Treating reddened and sensitive skin
Once we understand what type of skin condition you are experiencing, we can appropriately treat and manage the skin, combining in clinic treatments and at home products.
Here our The Clinic’s most recommended products for reactive, red skin.
ASPECT DR MILD CLEAN
This is a gentle cleanser which can be used both morning and evening, the cleanser includes Canadian Willowherb Extract: a botanical antioxidant that helps to soothe and comforts the skin.
COSMEDIX ELITE GENTLE CLEAN
Cosmedix Elite Gentle Clean is ideal for removing makeup and ridding the skin of dirt, oils and impurities. The nourishing natural extracts, D-aloe and shea butter, make this cleanser perfect for sensitive skin types, as it rejuvenates, purifies and soothes. Skin is left clean, clear and radiant.
SOCIETE PURE EVERYDAY CLEANSER
This is a gentle antioxidant rich daily cleanser which can be used in both the morning and evening. The cleanser includes the purifying properties of African Pepper Seed making it especially suitable for sensitive and reactive skin types.
COSMEDIX BENEFIT CLEAN
This is an extra gentle daily cleanser that soothes and hydrates the skin whilst preventing external free radical which is what can cause inflammation and damage to collagen and elastin in the skin. It can be used in both the morning and evening.
THE CLEANSING PADS
The Cleansing Pads are great for those who are extra sensitive, Enriched with the nourishing properties of Micellar Water and anti-inflammatory Chamomile Extract, they are so gentle you can use them on and around your eyes without causing irritation.
CORRECTIVE AND CALMING SERUMS
COSMEDIX ELITE REDUCE
Cosmedix Elite Reduce is a soothing complex of jojoba, rose hip seed oil, willow herb and vitamins. Fortified with the potent antioxidant totarol, it de-stresses skin and helps reduce redness, while adding moisture to soothe.
ASPECT DR REDLESS SERUM
This is an everyday essential serum that combats areas of dehydration and aids skin recovery. It combines 21 plant extracts including Sea Buckthorn to deliver protective antioxidant properties.
COSMEDIX AFFIRM SERUM
The Cosmedix Affirm Serum is a supercharged serum packed with 10 skin specific antioxidants which correct and protect skin against photodamage.
COSMEDIX INTENSE HYDRATING RESCUE BALM
This is a soothing balm that provides instant relief to easily irritated or reactive skin, which can be used in both the morning and evening and as either a moisturiser or a mask.
SOCIETE CALMING RELIEF BALM
This balm contains natural plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins which help soothe tender and sensitive skin and also eliminates dryness and flakiness.
This must-have moisturiser is packed full of active ingredients that work for a range of skin types and concerns - Sea Buckthorn reduces redness and is especially good for sensitive skin or those with Rosacea; Plant Stem Cells strengthen collagen fibres, ideal for ageing skin; Peptides tighten, firm and improve overall skin tone; and Aloe Vera soothes inflamed or irritated skin.
We suggest if you do suffer from sensitive reddened skin, you should always keep handy one of our Société Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Sheet Masks:
SOCEITE REJUVENTATING SHEET MASK
These sheet masks are great for reducing the appearance of redness and puffiness. These masks are great for those who have reactions to everything, we suggest popping one in the fridge for an extra calming and soothing effect.