Epionce 201. Sensitive Skin Type Adjustments

January 10, 2012 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

Ok, so you’ve figured out your skin type to be either Dry, Normal to Combination, or Oily in our previous blogs (http://www.epionce.com/2011/12/epionce-101-what%e2%80%99s-your-skin-type/).  And we’ve given you basic recommendations to get you started with Epionce at home.  But what about the special needs of sensitive skin types?

If you are a sensitive skin type, you probably already know it, but let’s review some of the characteristics of sensitive skin:

  1. Your skin often reacts to topical products with burning, stinging, itching or redness.
  2. You may be cautious when trying new products as many new products make you “break out.”
  3. You may be prone to rashes when you wear certain types of jewelry.
  4. You or someone in your family may be diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, eczema or contact dermatitis (allergic skin rash).
  5. You may have visible blood vessels on your face or nose, and/or your skin tends to look red or “sunburned” in photographs.

No matter if you are Dry, Normal to Combination or Oily; sensitive skin types have a much compromised barrier.  This is where Epionce fits perfectly into any regimen to help calm inflammatory factors that contribute to skin sensitization and to help fortify the skin barrier to provide better protection against harmful insults.

The most basic step in modifying your Epionce regimen is to dial down the Lytic strength.  When you are unsure where to start with a Lytic – even if you are an Oily/Sensitive skin type prone to moderate or frequent breakouts, instead of Lytic Plus start with Lite Lytic first.  Once your skin has adapted to and tolerated the gentle yet active formula, increase the strength to regular Lytic after the first tube is finished.  Once your skin tolerates regular Lytic, go ahead and bump up strength to Lytic Plus or Lytic Sport Tx.  If you are exquisitely sensitive, try using just your Epionce cleanser and follow with your Renewal Facial product for skin type for the first 1 to 2 weeks.  Gradually begin PM application of the Lytic, first alternating nights and then increasing application to every night for the next 2 weeks.  Finally add your AM application if you haven’t experienced sensitivity.

Remember, your skin care professional is an invaluable resource to help you reach your skin care goals, after assessing your skin type and conditions.  See your skin care professional to help you determine which Epionce products are best suited to your needs, especially for sensitive skin types.