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Antioxidants for Sensitive Skin


If you or your client have sensitive skin, the thought of using Vitamin C can be enough to make you cringe. Vitamin C serums are an excellent addition to your client’s skincare routine, with its many benefits ranging from healing to brightening. However, not all skin types are created equal, and not all clients, especially those who suffer from skin sensitivity, can tolerate the ingredient.

Let’s start by first understanding what sensitive skin is. The thing with sensitive skin is, no cause or condition can be the culprit to why your client is unable to tolerate certain products or treatments. When it comes to sensitive skin, a lot of the time your client has to experience some kind of irritation or adverse reaction for them to know that their skin is sensitive.

Some estheticians can spot someone who suffers from sensitive skin a mile away just based off the amount of erythema or redness their face shows. However, it’s essential to know that not all redness derives from easily susceptible skin. Usually, redness accompanied by irritation, inflammation, itching, and other symptoms will be a good sign to indicate that a client truly has reactive skin.

The goal is to help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier while reducing redness and inflammation.

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Andrea Gregaydis

Andrea Gregaydis is a Licensed Esthetician and International CIDESCO Diplomat. She holds additional licenses as a NYS Instructor and Nail Technician. Andrea is the Lead Instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over ten years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals.