SENSITIVE SKIN & REACTIVE SKIN
Any and all skin types can experience a Sensitive or Reactive skin behavior. To get the most benefit out of your spa visit, be sure to inform your skin professional of all skin conditions.
Sensitive skin and reactive skin is not unusual. Both men and women experience reactive or sensitive skin. Skins that are sensitive may often feel uncomfortable when a new or active product is applied to the skin during a facial or body treatment. Shaving and medication usage may also cause additional sensitivity to skin.
Clients with Reactive skin may not feel a sensation, but instead may notice a change in the skin's appearance. A skin professional may see visible redness, hives, a fluctuation in color, or a change in texture (perhaps small bumps). These noticeable skin changes may appear on the surface of the skin when the skin is massaged, and when an active or hypo-allergenic product is applied to the skin.
Both Sensitive and Reactive skins may respond to excessive temperatures, such as hot towels or a cold compress. Also, an emotional expression, like as blushing, may be visible on the skin. Because active ingredients stimulate the skin on a cellular level, both Sensitive and Reactive skins can be triggered and respond. This may happen during the peel or exfoliation portion of a treatment.
Either way, an attentive skin professional will closely monitor the skin and communicate with the client regarding any sensations felt during a treatment. We expect the skin to respond due to manual activity, however these sensations can also act as a red flag, or a warning to a skin professional which aids greatly in a treatment direction.