Having sensitive skin doesn’t mean you should alter your entire skincare routine; stick to fragrance-free formulas, and try testers instead of buying full-sized products (just in case your skin has a bad reaction).
Invest in these luxe to less products which are gentle enough on sensitive skin, and won’t disrupt the delicate nature of your pH levels.
Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser which is gentle enough to use on an everyday basis. Try and avoid cleansers and exfoliating agents packed with mirco-beads which have the opposite effect on sensitive skin. Massage a few pumps of cleanser into your face and neck, and wash with tepid water. Pat dry with a towel or muslin cloth.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $9.29
Rather than using an abrasive exfoliating solution, try a powder which won’t leave your skin red and puffy afterwards. Use 1 teaspoon and combine with water before gently applying onto wet skin. For a deep clean, let the solution set onto your skin for 3-5 minutes, then remove with tepid water.
Indeed Laboratories Facial Powdered Exfoliator, $34.99
Cleansing oils are gentle enough to help breakdown makeup and skincare products for sensitive and irritable skin. Rather than scrubbing your face with a wipe or exfoliating, gently rub the product onto dry skin, and carefully remove with a warm muslin cloth. For a deep-clean, focus over problem area such as the nose and forehead to diminish pores.
Youth Boosting Cleansing Oil, $15.99
Light eye creams are the best option for those suffering from sensitive skin and eyes. Use day and night under your moisturiser to de-puff the eyes, and help to replenish skin while you sleep.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream, $20.95
Most people with sensitive skin share one common problem: redness. Use a daily moisturiser which is light and creamy, but also won’t clog your pores. Apply to problem areas such as cheeks, chin, and around the nose to diminish the appearance of redness and hyper-pigmentation.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Ar Intense, $39.99
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