Sensitive / Rosacea
Sensitive skin can be found within all skin types and conditions, especially if the skin has been compromised due to trauma such as chemotherapy. Many times, it will be combined with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Very thin, fragile-looking pink skin is defined as sensitive skin. How do you know if you have sensitive skin?
An easy hands-on test to check for sensitivity is blanching. Blanching is when skin turns white after pressure is applied. If skin turns white upon light pressure to the skin, this can be an indication of sensitive skin.
Many times, sensitive skin is accompanied by rosacea. Over 14 million Americans are affected by rosacea. 70% of these people have been negatively affected at work due to their condition. 30% have missed work due to skin flare ups. Rosacea can be just as damaging psychologically as an acne condition. Rosacea usually begins after the age of 30 with 78% of the population completely unaware of being affected. Rosacea primarily affects groups of lighter skinned individuals, usually of Northern and Western European descent, from their early 20’s to late 60’s. Rosacea is ever increasing in many populations due to increased airborne pollutants and sun exposure. It can be accompanied with a dry or oily skin type.
Rosacea and sensitive skin’s natural barrier functions do not function properly increasing trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) and creating a more permeable epidermis. This can lead to a roller coaster skin effect that alternates from dry, dehydrated skin to oily skin with a red, irritated surface. Strengthening skin’s barrier function through nourishing botanicals, potent anti-inflammatories and skin-friendly hydrators heals and restores skin’s health. Lira Clinical’s exclusive MASQ-techTM illuminating technology immediately removes skin redness while calming and soothing irritation. This secret agent ingredient gives skin the most efficient healing time returning skin’s bright, beautiful complexion.