We all have bad skin days and for some of us, that means sensitivity. Sensitive skin can feel uncomfortable and make us feel self-conscious, so it shouldn’t be something that we just have to put up with.
It turns out that Lancôme completely agrees. They’ve developed a new product which is going to banish all our sensitivity woes, let me tell you all about it!
How can I tell if I have sensitive skin?
First up, let’s just clarify that your skin is sensitive by looking at some of the symptoms:
Sore, itchy or sensitive to touch
Feeling of tightness
Patches of dryness or flakiness
Uneven skin tone and patches of redness
Becomes worse after using most skincare products
Irritated by water
Experiencing a tingling or stinging sensation
What causes skin sensitivity?
Skin sensitivity all comes down to our skin barrier, which normally keeps all the irritants out, but in this case, it just doesn’t work as well as it should. The skin barrier can lose effectiveness for a lot of reasons including the wrong levels of moisture and an unbalanced pH level. When it’s not working properly, our nerves at the top of our skin react against the irritants getting into the body which leads to the symptoms we experience.
Some people just have more sensitive nerve endings, but for most, there a direct reason as to why we’re having a sensitive skin moment. These include:
After sun exposure
A period of stress or lack of sleep
Cold weather or frequently changing temperatures
Dry or dehydrated skin
Exposure to very hot water or very hard water
What’s the solution?
Lancôme understands that your sensitive skin moments need something special to prevent even more irritation whilst calming the initial symptoms. This is why they’ve developed the new Lancôme Advanced Genifique Sensitive Serum. Whilst their original Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum is perfect for everyday use to restore radiance and soft skin, their new formulation has been designed for those sensitive skin days.
This booster serum contains 98% pure antioxidants, made of Feurlic Acid and Vitamin C to protect the skin against irritants and has a potent base rich in probiotics extracts which calms and soothes skin for a rejuvenated complexion. It is the perfect cure for sensitivity.