Our climate is much of the reason people in Toronto tend to get eczema. Downtown dwellers go from one extreme climate condition to another, and in the wintertime, people use hot water on their face. The repeated exposure to cold and hot extremes irritates dry skin and can cause it to become sensitive. Additionally, allergies, stress, excessive drinking and spicy food can cause or exacerbate conditions such as eczema, rosacea or environmentally sensitive skin.

Book a free skin care consultation, and we will narrow down what you’re dealing with, and how to fix it.

WHAT ARE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF SENSITIVE SKIN?

• Redness on the cheeks
• Rashes on the eyelids
• Areas that look itchy and feel sensitive

(Courtesy of SkinHealth Canada)

A: Healthy stratum corneum with healthy acid mantle
A healthy skin has a healthy acid mantle. There are a few Langerhans cells in the skin indicating that it is healthy. When the skin’s immunity is compromised, there will be an increase in Langerhans cells (as they protect the skin). The role of the Langerhans cells is to envelop antigens (such as bacteria and viruses) that cause inflammation, and eventually excrete them from the body.

B: The stratum corneum becomes thin and the protective function is compromised
1. The stratum corneum becomes thin and compromised leaving the skin vulnerable to environmental stressors such as sunlight, cold, heat, various chemicals and pollution.

  1. An increase in Langerhans cells shows that the skin requires protection. The natural protective function of the skin becomes compromised and it may feel rough and irritated (sting, itch or burn). It may also look red and dry.

Spa Care Treatment:

Advanced Camden Spa Facials and Focused Body Treatments use Environ Electro-Sonic DF Technologies.

  1. Cool Peeling System
  2. Specialised Ionzyme® DF Machine using Pulsed Iontophoresis and Low Frequency Sonophoresis treatments
  3. Micro Needling Treatment with superior medical grade Environ products

We use different methods to transform and enhance your skin to its most healthy and beautiful state, inside out.

Home Care  ‘skin gym’:

  1. First, we normalise for healthy skin with the  Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™. We recommend Environ Cleanser, Toner. Moisturiser AVST Step1 to get the skin ready. World class Environ products contain NO harmful preservatives, colourants, or perfumes.
  2. Then, we target with confidence with the Focus Care Range products that enhances your skin issue(s).

 

Vitamin A is the normalising factor that helps to create healthy-looking and resilient skin. After the skin has been normalised through the use of the Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™, the skin condition can be addressed with specially formulated add-on products that specifically target your main focus on your skin.

Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel

Target:

Assists in restoring the appearance of sensitive and compromised skin

This immune-boosting serum may help to protect sensitive skin from external and internal stressors resulting in skin that feels soft and soothed and looks restored.

Application steps
1. Pre-cleanse, cleanse and tone with your preferred Environ products.
2. Apply the Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel and follow with your recommended Environ vitamin A moisturizer.
3. Use morning and evening.
4. Alternatively, the Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel can be mixed with your recommended Environ vitamin A moisturizer.

Key ingredients
•• Colostrum
•• Cimicifuga Racemosa Root extract
•• Epigallocatechin Gallate (Green Tea) – added ingredient
•• Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C)
•• Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E)
•• Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel

Target:
Assists in protecting sensitive skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals

This antioxidant-enriched gel acts as an anti-pollution system which may help to protect the skin from external and internal stressors, and ultimately leaves the skin feeling protected and looking healthier. Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel

Application steps
1. Pre-cleanse, cleanse and tone with your preferred Environ
products.
2. Apply the Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel and follow with
your recommended Environ vitamin A moisturiser.
3. Use morning and evening.
4. Alternatively, the Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel can
be mixed with your recommended Environ vitamin A
moisturiser.

Key ingredients
•• Beta-Carotene
•• Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (vitamin C)
•• Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E)
•• Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5)

 

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Other Recommendation:

With sensitive skin, you need a calming regimen: calming, non-foaming cleansers and hydration serums to take down the redness. You can almost skip the toner. The best product to have at home is the Ultracalming Serum Concentrate. It works like magic to reduce redness, and it can be used morning or night. Sun protection for these skin types is an absolute must, since sun makes redness much worse.


Another Recommended Treatments

  • Camden Facial (this basic facial is a good starting point for any client; after this facial, we can determine if we need to take more aggressive steps)
  • Sensitive Skin Facial (all products used in this facial are from Dermalogica’s Ultracalming line, extractions are only done where absolutely necessary and with lighter pressure, and the mask stays on longer)
  • Age-Defying Facial (eczema can cause premature aging, so if your skin can handle it, we’ll use a more aggressive serum)
  • Deep Hydration Collagen Facial (our collagen facial plumps up the skin, adds water back in with a special mask, makes your skin look more youthful and cuts down on redness)

Questions? Book a Free Skin Care Assessment

We want to start our relationship on the right foot, and that’s why we’re offering a free 15-minute skin care assessment to identify your needs. Please phone us at 416-203-8858 or complete the form now to schedule this free consultation.

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