Sensitive Skin Awareness

Cetaphil presents Sensitive Skin Awareness Month

We believe everyone's skin deserves the best care, and that you should never have to compromise when caring for sensitive skin. Join us during the first global Sensitive Skin Awareness Month as we dedicate an entire month to you and your sensitive skin.

Dry, tight, rough or irritated skin? You are not alone. Over half of the world's population experience sensitive skin, and we are committed to providing the complete care your sensitive skin needs. We're excited to announce the first-ever global Sensitive Skin Awareness Month. This April, Cetaphil will be working with sensitive skin experts to share advice, tips and product recommendations to help improve the resilience of your sensitive skin with a routine that's tailored to you.

5 SIGNS OF SKIN SENSITIVITY

If you have sensitive skin, then you likely experience one or more of the following signs, which can cause a lot of discomfort.

DRYNESS

Dry skin can feel rough, tight or itchy. Visible signs include flakes, cracks or skin that feels raw in texture.

ROUGHNESS

This is when flaky, dull and patchy skin is visible and skin generally feels very dry.

TIGHTNESS

A very similar sensation to dryness, skin will feel quite taut and, in some cases, have a wax-like shine to it.

IRRITATION

Irritated skin can look like redness or a rash. Non-visible signs include itching and sensitivity.

WEAKENED SKIN BARRIER

If you’re experiencing any stinging or burning, you may have a damaged or weakened skin barrier.

#1 DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED SENSITIVE SKINCARE BRAND*

Don't compromise on the products and ingredients you use on your sensitive skin. Our products are formulated with essential elements proven to strengthen skin barrier function. We draw from clinical research and our deep knowledge of sensitive skin science to develop products that help improve the resilience of sensitive skin, making us the recommended choice of doctors and skincare experts worldwide.

"For my patients with sensitive skin, I recommend Cetaphil products because they’re specifically designed to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and be gentle and effective on even the most sensitive skin.” - Dr. Tiffany Libby, board-certified dermatologist

 

THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF SENSITIVE SKIN CARE

Even simple changes can dramatically improve the quality and appearance of your sensitive skin. Our skin experts highlight some key skin care do's and don'ts.

 

DO

• Protect the skin's barrier with a daily moisturiser

• Choose a lightweight moisturiser for oily skin

• Reach for non-comedogenic products

• Patch test before applying new products

• Wear a daily SPF, always!

DON'T

• Use very hot or cold water (we're looking at you, hot showers!)

• Rub skin too much - pat or air dry instead

• Over-exfoliate, especially in the winter

• Buy products not made for sensitive skin

 

1. The Prevalence of Sensitive Skin, 2019, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6533878/

 

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