Did you know there is a difference between a sensitive skin type and a sensitized skin condition?
Sensitive skin type is usually found in persons diagnosed with rosacea, eczema/dermatitis, asthma and/or seasonal allergies. However, if you have not been diagnosed with any of those diseases but experience sensitive skin symptoms like; tightness, stinging, burning, dry patches and/or redness, your skin barrier has probably been compromised. Thankfully, Dr Goldfaden provides his expert advice on barrier repair with a proper product detox and an intentional hydration-based routine.
How does one treat sensitized skin?
Dr Goldfaden Says: “Product detox – drop any complicated routine and double down on the basics; cleansing, hydration, and protection. Hold off on any active ingredients and/or professional treatments for at least 4-6 weeks as your skin needs time to heal.
“Moisturizing is vital – your skin barrier is synonymous with a moisture barrier. Maintaining moisture is imperative for healing. Look for products with ingredients like ceramides, probiotics, squalene, etc.
“Book a facial with a professional – working with a professional to properly access the status of your skin and slowly integrate new products is essential to avoid sensitized skin conditions in the future.”
Goldfaden MD products that can be used to soothe/treat sensitized skin:
Mist RX, £38
Daily Nutrient Facial Mist uses ultra-fine mist to saturate the skin with Stem Cells, Aloe, and Kale water, to not only restore the skin’s pH but providing hydration.
Radiance Repair, £85
Daily Renewal Serum is rich in Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Omega-3 Fatty Acid to boost the skin’s natural barrier repair.
Vital Boost, £60
Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer is packed with Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane and Jojoba Seed Oil to rejuvenate and nourish the skin.