Signs & Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of redness-prone facial skin
There are a number of reasons why people get red skin on their face, many (but not all) of which are associated with hypersensitive facial skin.
At its most extreme, hypersensitive facial skin can become reddened, flushed and inflamed by a chronic disorder called Rosacea, the symptoms of which can come and go depending on exposure to triggers.
Couperose-prone skin also has the stinging, burning and other sensations described by hypersensitive skin sufferers, but the complexion also becomes red and flushed with broken capillaries visible on the surface. Facial skin often feels tight and irritated.
Read more about Rosacea and Couperose-prone skin
Causes & Triggers
Causes and triggers of redness-prone facial skin
Hypersensitive skin can show no visible symptoms at all, although sufferers do complain of unpleasant sensations which they liken, among others, to stinging or burning. However, environmental factors (heat, cold, wind etc.), psychological factors (anger, stress, intense emotions etc.), external factors (exposure to certain chemicals, detergents, fragrances etc.), hormonal factors (menstrual cycle) and mechanical factors (pressure on the skin) can affect the skin and aggravate the underlying sensory fibres, causing redness.
Further Contributing Factors
Increasing pollution, especially in urban environments, has led to a growth in hypersensitive facial skin. The exposed skin barrier is made more vulnerable by the ongoing aggressors in the air and the constant activation of the underlying sensory fibres.* International Journal of Dermatology 2011, 50, 961–967
Solutions available for redness-prone skin
The Eucerin Hypersensitive Skin ranges contain a unique active ingredient called SymSitive* which effectively acts as a sensitivity regulator directly at the source of hyper-reactivity, thus relieving unpleasant sensations instantly. Used regularly, Eucerin Hypersensitive products make skin more resistant to internal and external stress, offering long-lasting skin comfort.
Eucerin AntiREDNESS products also contain Licochalcone A, a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that quickly reduces redness and soothes inflammation.
Eucerin AntiREDNESS Concealing Day Care SPF 25 also contains green concealing pigments which instantly help to cover the appearance of redness for an even-toned complexion
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