Got sensitive skin? Here's how to deal...

March 23 2018

Did you know that nearly half of the global population describe their skin as being ‘sensitive’? Yet, sensitive skin looks and feels different to everybody. Some people will deal with occasional flare ups of unhappy skin, whereas others will be dealing with redness and discomfort daily.

Firstly, let’s start with what sensitive skin actually is. Medically speaking, if you have sensitive skin, you were born with a protective barrier on your skin that is less efficient at blocking irritants than it should be. This is what will cause your skin to become unhappy and troublesome. But there are many lifestyle factors that can cause sensitivity. This includes diet, alcohol consumption, smoking, and stress. Many people can even cause their skin to become sensitive by using incorrect skincare products, over-processing the skin with acids, retinoids and other common irritants.

Whatever the cause, sensitive skin shows up in the same way. Skin will become red, blotchy and maybe flaky whilst feeling itchy and tingly. Sensitive skin is usually dehydrated, so we want to start by treating the symptoms to reduce inflammation, put the moisture back into the skin and build the natural protective barrier back up.

At Cardiff Beauty Clinic, we use and sell multi award-winning SkinCeuticals advanced skincare which is ‘backed by science’. SkinCeuticals are ‘committed to cutting-edge skin science, and this is reinforced by strategic relationships within the scientific community. [They] have established a network of leading scientists from the fields of cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, and biophysics to further understand and research skin ageing, skin types, and skin conditions.’

SkinCeuticals have used scientific evidence to create amazing products specifically for sensitive skin. All products are gently formulated and help to cool and soothe the skin for happier, healthier skin.

If you have sensitive skin and would like a free consultation, we can recommend treatments and skincare to start your journey to happier, healthier skin. Just give us a call on 02920 364500 or email us at


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