Beauty FAQ
How Do I Know If My Skin Is Sensitive ?

How Do I Know
If My Skin
Is Sensitive ?

What are the signs of sensitive skin?

The term “sensitive skin” refers to skin which is prone to reactions, due to a number of internal and external factors. Variations in climate, temperature rises, cold, stress, pollution, the sun’s rays, shaving for men, using a beauty or make-up product with an unsuitable formula are all external stressors that can be the source of irritation and cause an immediate reaction on the skin.

Sensitive skin expresses its discomfort by showing signs of suffering on the face or body. Redness, excess sebum, tightness, itchiness, and breakouts are all reactions that a person may experience. Sensitive skin is not unique to one skin type - you may have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin, and simply be prone to reactions.

It is important to learn how to recognise exacerbating factors which may cause a reaction. You can strengthen the lipid barrier with a suitable level of hydration, with suitable ingredients for its needs. Our special range of products for sensitive skin offers a cocoon of softness and protection.

01 How should I respond to reactions with sensitive skin?

How should I respond to reactions with sensitive skin?

Knowing how to recognise if your skin is sensitive enables you to provide the care it needs to stay healthy and anticipate crises.

The start of a flare up can be read on your face. Hotness, redness, tingling - if the appearance of the epidermis is altered, it’s likely that you have had a reaction to something. Your skin may even peel in particularly sensitive areas of the face.

Fragility is increased by environmental factors such as pollution, exposure to the sun without appropriate UV protection, the stress of a busy lifestyle, air conditioning, etc. You must take care to strengthen the skin barrier and rehydrate the face using moisturising products. The Hydra-Essentiel range of skincare boosts the skin's hydration thanks to organic leaf of life. Choose the texture that corresponds to your skin type.

Our Moisture Quenching Serum and Rich Cream respond to the needs of dehydrated skin. This phase rehydrates the skin, helping it to regain its radiance and beauty.

Sometimes external stressors occur repeatedly. Knowing how to recognise the situations that disturb the skin's sensitivity allows you to avoid them or to prepare the skin to better defend itself. Giving it the right care means strengthening its natural protection.

02 How should I adapt my beauty routine to sensitive skin?

How should I adapt my beauty routine to sensitive skin?

Clarins Laboratories have developed skincare products based on the reactivity and needs of these types of skin.

Once or twice a week, exfoliate the face and neck by gently applying an exfoliating product and rinse with warm water. Apply the toning lotion that corresponds to your skin type. Soft and clean, your face is primed to soak up a moisturiser and benefit from all the active ingredients in an expert anti-aging product.

03 How do I avoid the factors that cause a reaction?

How do I avoid the factors that cause a reaction?

The face is particularly exposed to variations in climate, pollution and the sun’s rays. All these external factors can aggravate sensitivity and alter the skin barrier at some point in life. Air conditioning, as well as an overheated and poorly ventilated room, have the effect of dehydrating the skin. Other factors affect the body.

Sensitive skin can also react to friction from clothing. The area in contact with the fabric becomes red and irritated. When washing, using a cleansing product that isn’t gentle enough, water that is too hard or that has a slightly aggressive pH, or spraying fragrance can cause a skin reaction.

Beauty tip: make sure to add a few drops of Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate for a relaxing fragrance to your bath, or apply to wet skin in the shower.

These products, formulated with essential oils, envelop the body in softness and relax the mind thanks to the aromatic essences of relaxing or invigorating oils. Prolong the benefits of aromaphytocare on the body by diving into the world of Clarins Oils.

04 Which new essential routine is best for sensitive skin?

Which new essential routine is best for sensitive skin?

Our new Calm-Essentiel range pampers sensitive skin and envelops it in a world of softness, calmness and pleasure.

Clarins research innovates with targeted products that respond to the specific problems of sensitive skin. Calm-Essentiel products include Soothing Emulsion, Redness Corrective Gel and Restoring Treatment Oil.

After gently cleansing the skin, without rubbing to avoid agitating the already fragile epidermis, apply the Soothing Emulsion. This product provides the skin with complete comfort. In the event of occasional redness, the Redness Corrective Gel immediately reduces feelings of discomfort and signs of dryness and tightness. Ultra-fresh with a meltingly soft texture, it hides redness with its green colour and evens out the complexion with its pearls and pigments. Its refreshing effect comforts reactive skin and prepares it for a return to normal.

Restoring Treatment Oil is best applied in the evening, as a 10- to 20-day treatment to restore the beauty of badly damaged skin.

Our top beauty tip: 1 to 3 drops of this oil mixed with the Emulsion gives very dry skin a feeling of well-being and supreme comfort.

05 What are the gentle ingredients in Calm-Essentiel products?

What are the gentle ingredients in Calm-Essentiel products?

To bring all their botanical expertise to sensitive skin, Clarins has selected the most effective natural active ingredients known for their soothing properties.

The three products in the Calm-Essentiel range have a composition of between 95% and 98% natural ingredients. Enriched with organic camellia oil, Soothing Emulsion caresses the skin with a gentle creaminess. Redness Corrective Gel immediately soothes and calms the feeling of overheating on the skin.

Organic apricot oil enriches the sensory experience of Restoring Treatment Oil. The skin is filled with nourishing ingredients and is left feeling comfortable as soon as this product is applied. Organic White Horehound extract helps to protect the skin against the damaging effects of pollution. Protect the skin and give it the best means to defend itself.

06 How should I remove make-up from my sensitive skin?

How should I remove make-up from my sensitive skin?

Removing your make-up properly is the number-one step in your beauty routine. This needs to be done very gently, without rubbing or irritating it.

Having cleansed skin is an important step in the care and hygiene of sensitive skin. Clarins Micellar Water cleanses the face and sensitive eyes of all make-up residue. Impurities and pollution are eliminated in a single step. Micellar Water cleanses, soothes and leaves the skin with a feeling of freshness and comforting well-being.

Tip: apply directly with the fingers to limit the rubbing on sensitive skin caused by cotton wool.

07 Can men have sensitive skin?

Can men have sensitive skin?

Men frequently suffer from sensitive skin, with common issues including razor burn and ingrown hairs.

The ClarinsMen shaving range offers skincare products to pamper closely shaven skin. You can create your own skincare routine to cleanse, shave and soothe sensitive skin using Clarins products.

Our Hair and Body Shampoo and Shower invigorates the body and revitalises the hair without damaging it.

ClarinsMen anti-ageing or moisturising products give men the formulas they need to protect their skin from the rigours of day to day living.

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