Famous for making necks tight, heads ache and stomachs upset, stress is becoming a recognized trigger to redness, itching, burning and flare ups commonly classified as skin sensitization.

What happens on our skin’s surface stems from a biological reaction in the body – inflammation. Inflammation is the immune system’s response to infection.

Just as irritating chemicals and excess exfoliation can trigger inflammation and red, stinging, itching skin researchers have found that it is also triggered by emotional and physical stress. Stress has also been found to be responsible for severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and atopic dermatitis.

Doctors would often suggest the steroid ‘Hydrocortisone’ to reduce inflamed skin. It’s purpose is to provide short term relief, not long term control of the itching and redness. Hydrocortisone can cause thinning of the skin and when used long term the skin can build up a resistance and require stronger steroids as a result.

Here at Radiance we encourage our clients to opt for skin products with powerful ingredients that soothe, cool, reduce redness and impact the multiple pathways behind inflammation for better control of flare-ups.

We stock Dermalogica’s UltraCalming range which contains 3 key powerful ingredients.

*Oat Kernal Extract which is rich in avenanthramides which have been widely studied and proven to have natural anti-irritant and anti-redness properties.

*Ginger Extract and Chamomile which work synergistically to help reduce inflammation induced redness and irritation.

*Red Hogweed Root Extract which targets neurogenic inflammation while soothing properties restore skin to a normal sensitivity level providing immediate and long lasting effects.

As well as skin calming/stress relieving products we offer a full range of relaxation treatments that calm the mind and soul as much as they calm your skin!