One of the toughest skincare routines to build is for people with sensitive skin. They have to be careful about what they put on their faces and hope like hell that a new product doesn’t cause inflammation or a reaction. If you’re one of them, then you’ve come to the right place cause we’re going to help you create a simple and effective beauty routine that your skin will totally approve of.
When picking a cleanser, it is important to choose a formulation that doesn’t have any soaps, scents, astringents, or exfoliants. Instead, look for words like calming and soothing. In addition to that, if you still experience redness or a little flushing after washing your face, it can be potentially because the temperature of water you’re using is too hot.
The same rule applies to face serums as well. When choosing a formula, look for hydrating ingredients like niacinamide, ceramides, peptides, or hyaluronic acid. If you want to use a toner post-cleansing your face, make sure to opt for fragrance and alcohol-free formulas. Also, when introducing more potent ingredients like retinol, AHA and BHAs, or exfoliants, it’s best to consult a dermat beforehand and do a small patch test as they could cause potential flare-ups.
A compromised skin barrier is one of the most common reasons for sensitive skin, which means the key to getting it back to square one is by pumping it with hydration. That said, your moisturiser should be soothing and simple. Always look out for heavy-duty hydrators such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides when picking a moisturiser.
As with any other skin type, you always want to stave off the harmful sun rays and protect your skin with the help of a solid sunscreen. The safest bet is to opt for mineral or physical sunscreen with ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to safely shield your skin from the sun.
Moisturising is crucial to keep your skin fresh, healthy, and hydrated. Lookout for moisture-replenishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerine, linolein, and alpha-linolenic acid. Other ingredients that can help calm and restore irritated, sensitive skin include colloidal oatmeal, honey, white and green tea extract and aloe vera.
Steer clear from products with alcohol, fragrances, oxybenzone and avobenzone (found in sunscreens), silicones, sulphates, and harsh scrubs. Also, you’ll wanna stay away from salicylic acid and glycolic acid. They sure give your skin a radiant glow, but they can disrupt the protective skin barrier.
Happy skincare o’clock!
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