We have all had sensitive skin at some time or another. But sometimes it is a more regular thing and can be quite painful and annoying. And no one wants to spend their days being annoyed and in pain! Fear not, your sensitive skin just needs a little extra special care to stay calm, hydrated and smooth!
Sensitive skin is often overly dry and becomes sensitive and dry due to the loss of too much oil and water. If your skin gets itchy, flaky, rough to the touch or red, you need to look at ways to retain moisture and sooth the skin.
Gently Does It
One of the most important aspects of caring for sensitive skin is to go gently, gently, gently. Don’t scrub or vigorously rub the skin when washing and drying your face. Always pat gently to dry! And most of all – NO HARSH INGREDIENTS in your skin care products! Look for products that are as natural as possible, and fragrance free is good too.
Cleansing sensitive skin is really important, as this is where the natural oils can be stripped if drying soaps and cleansers are used. SO, here is a specially selected set of cleansers you can use to leave your sensitive skin fresh, super clean AND nourished and cared for!
La Roche-Posay Surgras Cleansing Bar
La Roche-Posay Surgras Cleansing Bar is a safe cleansing solution for severely dry skin. It will not alter the pH of the skin and it maintains the skin’s natural lipid balance to fight dryness. It is a cleansing bar that cleans better than soap. This preparation is suitable to be used during oral retinoid therapy because it cleans thoroughly, while being gentle and non-drying.
Apply with clean, moistened fingertips. Work into lather and gently massage in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Melvita Organic Witch Hazel Floral Water (For Extra Dry and Sensitive Skin)
Melvita Organic Witch Hazel Floral Water (For Extra Dry and Sensitive Skin) is extracted by distillation of organic Hamamelis virginiana leaves and naturally rich in active principles, Witch hazel floral water is well-known for its tonic, astringent and purifying qualities. This is a great product for reducing red blotches and patches. Simple soak into a cotton wool pad and apply to the face morning and evening to tone the complexion. Do not rinse.
Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Crème
This wonder product cleanses and purifies skin that needs special attention. This comfort-rich cleanser gently removes makeup, surface oils and impurities without altering the skin’s natural moisture balance. This dermatologist developed soap-free cleanser is highly moisturizing and ideal for dry or sensitive skin.
Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Offers exceptional cleansing without stripping skin with a olive-derived formula. Ideal for those prone to dryness or sensitivity. A careful blend of botanical ingredients effectively cleanse without disturbing the skin’s natural tonal balance. It is enriched with green tea extract which is known for its powerful anti-oxidant features. They can slow down the development of skin ageing. It can also reduce the pore size and lighten complexion. Contains rosemary leaf to moisturizes your skin and supporting healthy collagen development to fighting off skin-damaging free radicals. A total winner!
So, go forth (gently) and conquer that dry, tight, uncomfortable feeling, and replace with soothed, smooth, gorgeous skin! And, look out for our next chat, where I will introducing the exciting Japanese makeup brand, Koh Gen Do!
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