There has never been so many beauty products to choose from that all "claim" to provide anti aging benefits and improve your skin... yet let me introduce you to some shocking figures below that would suggest that what these products are "claiming " to do is actually causing more harm than good...
- Sensitivity is one of the Most common skin complaints and in Europe, the United States and Japan.
- It affects approximately 50% of women and 30% of men, with younger adults reporting more sensitivity than older adults.
To you these may seem crazy statistics but here at The Skin Health Clinic we don’t find them surprising.
Because our experience shows that many women have become so confused by all the conflicting marketing messages and ‘expert’ advice they are exposed to daily that they end up using the wrong products in the wrong amounts and this inflames their skin rather than helping it.
What makes this more worrying is that inflammation is scientifically proven to be one of the main causes of premature aging!
So if you have sensitive skin let's help you understand why...
To treat sensitive skin effectively, you must first understand whether you have naturally sensitive skin or whether it has become sensitised due to outside factors.
A true sensitive skin condition - is caused by a genetic predisposition. Someone who is truly sensitive is born with this condition and tends to be prone to blushing, suffers asthma and or allergies. This skin is generally more delicate, pale coloured, a thin epidermis, and blood vessels close to the skin surface, hence the obvious appearance of redness.
A Sensitised skin - reflects your environment, lifestyle and physiology.
Pollution, stress, hormonal fluctuations, smoking, alcohol, poor diet, medical procedures and over-cleaning or exfoliated skin can all lead to sensitization. Cosmetic ingredients including alcohol, lanolin, fragrance and D&C colorants can also lead to sensitised skin.
Regardless of which category you fall into, what we do know is that your skin has developed sensitivity and has become over reactive to whatever you put on it, its angry and even the gentlest product will irritate it.
In skin terms; its first line of defence is impaired; the protective bilayers have been compromised so the skin is wary of everything that is put on it.
We also know that you have likely tried every product under the skin and your skin is still unhappy.
I can personally empathise with you as I have lived with a True Sensitive Skin condition all my life. I have made all the mistakes only to be left with more irritated skin that was completely out of balance and I’m here to educate you so that you don’t have to make those same mistakes I made.
Victoria (Owner of The Skin health Clinic)
Regardless of the cause what you need at times like this are gentle products that do not contain perfumes, preservatives or emulsifiers. You need products that will gently restore the skin’s PH balance, and strengthen the bilayers.
We can confidently tell you that what we offer is … all the above and more.
The products we use are so skin similar that they mimic the natural skin barrier. They will give the skin back its defence system, which in turn rebuilds the acid mantel and strengthens the bilayers so the skin so no longer feels under attack.
As no two skins are the same every sensitive skin is going to be caused by different factors. It will take time to heal and seal the skin again, to calm down inflammation and rebuild the skin slowly and gently but this way you get the results that you will be more than happy to live with.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Bespoke Skin care- blended specifically for your skin needs
- In-clinic treatments- to improve cellular function,strengthen the skin & reduce sensitivity
- LED Light treatment -to help fight the inflammation and promote healing
- Skin Nutrition- To support and help any vitamin deficiencies that may be a contributing factor
- Education -it is important we teach you to understand how you can look after your skin when you leave us.
So why not take the first step and book a Skin Analysis consultation today. Contact us on 02838 318 280