My skin is not always dry, chapped and visibly red but I notice occasional sensitivity. What type of sensitive skin am I?

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Q: My skin is not always dry, chapped and visibly red but I notice occasional sensitivity. What type of sensitive skin am I?

Dr. Katie Rodan: Like many people, you may have mildly sensitive skin. Possible environmental triggers of sensitivity include: cold weather, heat, wind, and sun exposure; razor burn; skincare products and in-office cosmetic procedures. Trying to determine if there is a correlation between your occasional flare-ups and one of these factors is your first step in prevention.

Itchy or tight skin? Your products or cleansers might be too drying, which can strip the skin’s natural moisture barrier and cause sensitivity. Look for moisturizers that include ceramides, lipids, cholesterol, allantoin, and dimethicone to help rejuvenate your skin’s protective barrier.

Burning or stinging? Your skin may be reacting to a specific ingredient, or you could be experiencing product overload. Give your skin a product “holiday” using only a very mild cleanser and moisturizer. This will minimize the number of products your skin is exposed to, giving it a chance to heal. If your symptoms continue, see a dermatologist who can do a patch test in order to pinpoint an ingredient you may be allergic to.

 Blushing or red-looking skin? 

Visible redness may be your skin’s way of reacting to external triggers like extreme weather, sunlight, hot showers, cosmetic procedures, or razor burn. Cleanse your face with cool water and try bathing in tepid water to help reduce the appearance of sensitive skin.

When occasional sensitivity strikes, rescue your skin with SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment. This multi-tasking formula with RFp3 peptide technology helps heal dry, chapped or red-looking skin. Dimethicone and allantoin fortify the skin’s barrier to relieve dryness and reduce the signs of sensitivity, while optical filters neutralize the look of redness in just 5 minutes.

If you experience dryness, cracking or visibly red skin on a regular basis, break the cycle of sensitivity with the SOOTHE Regimen. This collection of products combines clinically tested OTC active ingredients with peptides to shield against environmental aggressors associated with dry, red-looking, sensitive skin.

Start your journey to a more comfortable, healthy-looking complexion today.

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9 comments

  1. I used the sensitive skin line and last Friday woke up to swollen, red, scaly, pain all over my face and neck! I was in bed all day with cream all over my face and a cold clothe. After a long painful weekend, my skin is clearing and after returning my product. This is the second time I have tried your product with negative results. I think I will find something else, it’s not worth the lost time!

  2. I have been using the Reverse Accelerator now since July 2015. Love the product! But about two months ago, I noticed that my skin, around the jawline and along the hair line on my forehead, was beginning to look splotchy. Not red splotchy but like little white spots showing. I stopped using the Reverse to give my skin a break. Is this normal? I have a lot of dark spots on my face and Reverse has helped to somewhat lighten the spots but not completely.

    1. I used the sensitive skin line and last Friday woke up to swollen, red, scaly, pain all over my face and neck! I was in bed all day with cream all over my face and a cold clothe. After a long painful weekend, my skin is clearing and after returning my product. This is the second time I have tried your product with negative results. I think I will find something else, it’s not worth the lost time!

    2. The Accelerator Pack is recommended to swap in for one 60-day cycle of the REVERSE Regimen, not for a year’s continuous use. You can use it beyond that, but at 90-days if you’re not seeing the results you want, you really should stop. Using the REVERSE Regiment with the Dual Brightening complex it ships with should be fine for regular use.

  3. I’ve been using Redefine for 2.5 months and I love how my skin feels. I’m seeing small changes happening in less than 3 months!!

  4. I love r&f. I have been using the reverse regimen. I tried the accelerator pack, and to my surprise, my skin had a bad reaction. I can use the toner (that is now discontinued) from the unblemish regimen. But I still have 3 large patches of skin that is not responding to the regular reverse regimen very well.

    I am so jealous of those who it has worked well for. Do you have any recommendations on how I can get similar results without using the accelerator pack?

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