If your skin rebels every time you attempt to introduce a product into your skincare regime and you find yourself spending hours scouring the ingredients on the beauty shelves, then you know the battles sensitive skin can cause. With delicate skin that is prone to redness, breakouts and dryness it’s important to understand what it needs and create a daily routine that keeps your complexion calm and comforted.
KEY ingredients & tips for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is far more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from proper moisturising, both morning and night, to avoid dryness and dehydration.
A healthy dose of moisturise will help provide a barrier function for the skin, protecting it from environmental factors including wind, sun and pollution.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE KEY INGREDIENTS
They help prevent skin dryness, restore optimal moisture balance and maintain the skin’s barrier function.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil
keep a moisturiser to hand
Unfortunately, sensitive skin doesn’t react well with all types of ingredients and there’s no doubt you’ve wasted hard-earned cash buying products your skin didn’t agree with. The trick with sensitive skin is to try before you buy - most retailers, beauty concessions and salons will allow you to take home a sample pot. We recommend trying it on a hidden piece of skin (back of the wrist, behind the ear) and waiting for 24 hours for skin to react. If dryness, irritation or redness appears, the product isn’t for you. If nothing has changed – Hooray- it’s time to buy! Much like the above point, if you have the knowledge you will spend a lot less time scouring skincare packaging. Our Skincare Educator Hannah says: “Cassia Alata Leaf Extract is a great natural ingredient for sensitive skin. Found in our Recovery Balm, Hydra Lift Serum and Illuminating Primer it works to support the skins natural repair system whilst also protecting from harmful environmental factors.”
Also look out for:
always do a test run
A superb moisturiser taken from fermented soya proteins. A moisture binding ingredient which helps the skin to capture and hold onto water molecules.
rose essential oil
This special oil has a gentle, floral aroma that is extremely mood enhancing and is ideal for treating sensitive skin.
Aids absorption of active ingredients and leaves a protective film on the skin
top tips to keep your complexion calm & comforted
Keep up your skincare regime Skincare Educator Hannah reminds us of the importance of the basics – especially when it comes to managing sensitivity: Cleanse morning and night by applying a small amount of cleanser into the palms of your hand and massaging onto the face and neck using gently upward movements. Rinse and remove using sponges and warm water. Toning the skin after cleansing is an essential stage. Apply a couple of pumps onto dry cotton pads and sweep over the face and neck to prime skin for your moisturiser.