The Derm-Index : Sensitive, dehydrated skin
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The epidermis is made up of a large proportion of water. When this water is lacking, the skin becomes vulnerable. This level of hydration must therefore be restored.
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Julie has always had sensitive skin. To soothe her skin and reduce its sensitivity she decided to consult a dermatologist.
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Key Figure - 20% Out of the total amount of water ...
20% Out of the total amount of water present in the human body, this is the percentage contained in the skin.
Key Figure - 70% Is the proportion of women ...
70% Is the proportion of women who say they have sensitive skin. Tightness, discomfort and redness are signs of sensitive skin on the face.
(Source : IPSOS Health & Beauty, figures in France taken from pharmacies in 2005)
True or False ? >  results
Dehydrated skin and dry skin mean the same thing
FALSE (and TRUE)
Dehydrated skin is skin that lacks water. Dry skin is skin that is lacking in lipids. However, some dry skins can also lack water and therefore be both dry and dehydrated.
Sensitive skin is allergenic skin
The hyper-reactivity of sensitive skin is not linked to an allergy but to an abnormal excitability of the skin’s nerve endings. It can be of environmental, vascular or contact origin or be linked to an atopic skin.