Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin

Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin

Posted on 20 Aug, 2020

Sensitive skin shows up in various forms. Sometimes, it accompanies other skin disorders like eczema or Keratosis Pilaris (KP). Other times, people may not even know they have sensitive skin until they experience a sensory reaction to something they are putting on their skin like soap, detergent, lotion, fragrance, plants or makeup.

Many people find that their skin is sensitive to certain ingredients, fluctuating hormones, extreme temperatures- the list goes on. Sensitive skin is common in children especially those dealing with or Though reported more often in women, men also benefit from products designed to alleviate the most troubling symptoms of sensitive skin.

Sensitive Skin Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of sensitive skin include:

  • Itching, burning, tightness, dryness and/or stinging
  • Skin disorders like eczema or keratosis pilaris
  • An allergic reaction to a product, plant or chemical
  • Overly dry or injured skin that isn’t healing itself
  • Physical reaction to temperature changes and environmental factors such as wind and sun

Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Because your skin is sensitive, it follows that you would look for products with fewer chemicals to lessen the chance of a skin reaction. This is one of the reasons we keep our Pure Skin Face Cleanser fragrance free and vegan. Infused with a powerful Botanical Antioxidant blend, it helps protect skin against environmental aggressors, while also calming irritated skin. Customers love the creamy texture of our Face Cleanser and the fact that its pH-balanced helps to maintain skin's natural acidity. This gentle cleanser washes off easily and won’t leave skin feeling tight or dry.

Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

Exfoliation is crucial in revealing healthier and younger-looking skin, even if it is sensitive. The top layer of skin collects dead cells over time, which can stunt the rise of fresher, newer skin cells trying to reach the surface. Though our top layer of skin turns over quickly and naturally in our youth, as we age the process slows downs, causing dead skin cells to form on the top layer of the skin. In turn, skin loses its luster and brightness. Exfoliation is the best way to counter the slowdown. Facial Radiance Pads provide a daily exfoliation treatment with just the right amount of Lactic and Glycolic Acids, even if you have sensitive skin. These pads are perfect for home or travel, to effectively exfoliate, tone and brighten all skin types.

Serums and Other Sensitive Skin Products

Though there are a large variety of sensitive skin products available, we know that “more is not always better”. Be choosey. Ensure that each additional product agrees with your skin by adding one at a time. Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum is made with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, which are known to make the skin appear replenished and plump. Colloidal Oatmeal, along with Aloe Leaf Juice, are also ingredients that help soothe irritated skin for an allover healthy-looking complexion. Consider giving your sensitive skin a boost of moisture with this potent but gentle serum.

Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Moisturizing is arguably the most important step in caring for sensitive skin. Because dryness tends to go hand in hand with skin sensitivity, it is very important to maintain skin hydration. One of the simplest ways to do this is to moisturize every morning and evening with a reliable cream that won’t disrupt your sensitive skin. Our Ultra Repair Cream is our best-selling product for many reasons. This head-to-toe moisturizer provides instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed and damaged skin, even eczema. Safe for all skin types, the cream can be used by all members of the family, even children and babies. This clean formulation is allergy tested and fragrance-free with no greasy after-feel. And it is clinically proved to increase skin hydration by 169% after a single application.

Makeup for Sensitive Skin

When choosing makeup for sensitive skin, choose a mineral-based foundation, as these are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 serves double duty as the daily sunscreen skin needs while also providing a clean, light buildable coverage. Natural mineral pigments and micro-pearls enhance skin's natural radiance while minimizing the look of redness, pores, uneven skin tone and other visible imperfections.

Primers can be an essential step in sensitive skin makeup application because they help to hydrate, brighten and lock makeup in place. In addition, all three of our primers, Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer , Ultra Repair Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer and Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer also help to blur the appearance of pores and imperfections.

Once you have your foundation set- look for clean color cosmetics that are safe for sensitive skin. When it comes to eye makeup like mascara and eyeshadow, be aware that the skin around the eye can be extra sensitive. Seek out mascaras and eye makeup products that are allergy-tested and non-irritating.

Skincare for Sensitive Skin

The best way to know if you have sensitive skin is to visit your dermatologist. Whether you have sensitive skin or just dry, stressed skin, you can learn to keep your symptoms under control with some minor changes to your custom skincare routine.