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Complete Care For Dry Sensitive Skin

Complete Care For Dry Sensitive Skin

Dry sensitive skin is a very common skin situation for many people. There are many reasons that a person can have sensitive skin.  It may be reacting to any number of things including: medicine, harsh topical skin care products, excessive exfoliation or environment pollution.  Any of these can leave the skin’s natural lipid barrier compromised, resulting skin sensitivities, inflammation, redness, patches of rough skin and overall dryness.

Balancing The Skin Is Crucial

If you want to provide complete care for dry sensitive skin, your first step is to get it into balance. That can involve eliminating the extrinsic aggressor to stop the disruption. Many clients may not know that it’s a harsh cleanser, or skin care product. It’s key to get to know your client and their habits/lifestyle really well.  In other cases it may be a medication / medical treatment like radiation or chemotherapy or the after effects of chemotherapy that are causing the reactive/sensitive situation.  In this instance it becomes more about managing than bringing back into balance.

It may be as simple as eliminating a few low-quality skin care products, in most cases it’s changing to a gentler product line.  PRO TIP:  check the cleanser, the amount of manual exfoliation they are doing either at home or in treatments (maybe at another facility), this includes manual exfoliation and chemical exfoliation.  The days of peeling a clients skin back to the bone are over!

If Cleanser Is The Culprit

You may find that the cleanser is the culprit, which can often be the case. So many consumers think that a cleanser needs to form a big foamy lather in order to get their skin clean. Obvi, we know that’s not true! Those lathers are usually stripping away the lipid barrier to give them that “squeaky clean” feeling.

Here’s a few cleansers that we love for dry sensitive skin.  Hydra Dew Pure by Repêchage, has seaweed, Oat Bran and Water Lilly to nourish and calm. Take a look at Vitamin Veil By Circadia, this is an oil based cleanser with Vitamin E, which will help to restore the lipid barrier. There’s also Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser by LAROCHE POSAY, containing ceramides to help build the lipid matrix and Niacinamide, a form of B3, to help build up the skin and protect it.

A great tool to use with a cleanser is MYSKINBUDDY, its ultra-sonic vibration, gentle heat and ionic technology will all work to deeply and gently clean the skin. We suggest that you don’t use it on skin that is severely inflamed.

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4 Effective Ways To Treat + Hydrate Dry Sensitive Skin

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#1 Protect + Hydrate

Providing protection to any skin type is crucial. Getting an antioxidant on the skin to help the skin fight free radical damage is important. However, with dry sensitive skin, finding an antioxidant that won’t irritate is hard.

Well, it was hard until c difference by dmSkincare came on the market.  It’s a daily moisturizer with vitamin C, for damaged vessel relief and anti-aging. Treatment for rosacea.

Unique, oil-free moisturizer which offers rosacea and anti-aging support to even the most sensitive skin types. Sodium hyaluronate provides superior moisture through its ability to penetrate deeply, deliver water and improve nutrient absorption.

Endothelyol®, a new and revolutionary ingredient that controls all of the major skin inflammation factors – addressing both current and future vascular eruptions to reduce visible redness and signs of rosacea. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate offers vitamin C in a gentle form to aid leaky, inflamed blood vessels and provide substrate for new collagen production.

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#2 Correct

Ok, it’s not a moisturizer, but trust us!  You will love how this product helps dry sensitive skin!

The Rare Retinal Serum  will get rid of dry flakiness on sensitive skin. A retinoid that is anti-wrinkle, anti-redness and pro-radiance – without any of the typical negative side effects of other retinoids, such as retinol. In the world of retinoid technology, Rare Retinal Serum is Hale & Hush’s “pinnacle of perfection.”

Featuring IconicA®, the latest optimal (and most biologically available) form of Vitamin A, merged with premier anti-glycation ingredients.  It Reduces wrinkles, redness, and inflammation. It increases radiance and elasticity while supporting collagen integrity. Clients will love how it renews tone and texture.


#3 Stimulate + Hydrate

The A.C.E. Cream for Sensitive Skin from Sesha Skin Therapy is perfect for sensitive skin. Designed with Vitamins A, C, and E  to nourish the skin and fight free radical damage. It will boost skin rejuvenation and nourishment. It’s Sesha’s specially formulated sensitive skin hydrator.  Sodium hyaluronate binds water to the skin to naturally hydrate and retain the natural moisture content of the skin.

#4 Protect, Correct, Hydrate + Stimulate

Yes, you can give dry sensitive skin complete care with The Element Facial from The Anima Element. Hydro-dermabrasion and Oxygen infusion is a perfect way to introduce your clients to hydrodermabrasion. Even your clients that have had hydrodermabrasion have not had the special Element Facial. The Element is unique because it is so versatile and allows you to work on all skin types. 

They have harnessed the power of the mechanical exfoliation of diamond microdermabrasion and the chemical exfoliation of hydrodermabrasion and put them together in the Double Light and Double Exfo Hydro tips. This allows you to give your clients deep and effective exfoliation without irritation.

With the Ruffle Wave tips you can offer hydrodermabrasion to your more sensitive clients. The Ruffle Wave gives you the ability to have a more gentle mechanical exfoliation without the diamond tip and still have the chemical exfoliation with the serum that you choose.

Finally, the spiral deep tips are made of soft silicone and can create gentle vacuum pressure that is perfect for extractions. The Element comes with one set of twelve tips for a various sizes.

Oxygen infusion is the perfect follow up to the hydrodermabrasion. With its soothing, cooling, and healing benefits it really helps to calm the skin after the stimulation of the hydrodermabrasion. What’s best is that the serums you apply with the oxygen gun stay on the skin and don’t end up in your waste jar! So all of your skin-loving ingredients stay where you need them to be, on the skin!

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