Best skincare routines for sensitive skin
Skin can often feel irritable or sensitive and this can change depending on many factors. However, why does skin always seem to flare up when we want it to least? Well, with a little expert advice and a tailored skincare routine you help keep your skin calmer and ready to fight off any unwanted breakouts.
2. Gently remove your makeup
Light makeup days, heavy makeup days it’s important to remove your makeup from the skin gently and especially when you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can be prone to irritation, redness and can flare up with friction. It’s good to keep any friction to a minimum to try and reduce these symptoms. Using a makeup remover that is designed to lift stubborn makeups is a must that can quickly dissolve and remove makeup without the need for rubbing. Use a makeup face pad and ensure the pad is soaked with a good layer of remover and hold over the areas where you wish to remove the makeup. Then start to gently swipe away the makeup from the skin. Take your time, try not to apply too much pressure and gently remove.
3. Keep the skin cleansed
With sensitive skin it’s really important to keep the skin clean. Often when wearing makeup regularly without regular cleansing dead skin cells can become left in the skin causing them to become trapped in skin pores. Keeping your skin clean with a daily face wash can help to prevent any build up of dead skin cells that can be left on the surface of the skin. We like micellar face washes and these work great when applied to face pads and used to gently cleanse the skin. Micellar facial washes can help to lift impurities that are left in the skin, clean and hydrate helping reduce any irritation. Often changing temperatures can cause skin to flare up. Try to use luke warm waters that are not too warm that may bring on redness.
4. Helping reduce redness and relive the skin.
Sensitivity can become irritable red and there are many factors that can cause this from alcohol, stress, fragrances and chemicals that our skin is exposed to. Other than becoming red, redness on the skin can often feel quite uncomfortable. Unfortunately this is actually a handy way of our body protecting itself. When skin becomes irritated blood rushes the surface to help fight off the irritation. If you find that your skin is flaring up and becoming red when washing, try attempting to reduce the heat of the water you use.
5. Keep dry skin moisturised
One of the best treatments for dry sensitive skin is to keep the skin moisturised. Moisturiser can help to fight against many factors that can upset the skin from weather to chemicals. You may often need to test moisturizes to find one that works well for your skin but we recommended using a non-comedogenic as this moisturizer won’t block the skin pores enabling them to breath.
6. Using face scrubs to help sensitive skin
Face scrubs can be great on sensitive skin too. Skin can become irritable from the build up of dirt, makeup and other substances that our skin weathers on a daily basis. Face scrubs can help to reduce the breakouts from exfoliating the skin. Pro vitamins can help to soothe the skin and soften. Always use a scrub gently and try to find a scrub that works best with your skin, as your skin is unique to you.
7. Keep out pollution
Pollution can have a horrible effect on the skin. Pollution can sit on the skin, blocking up pores and can also seep into the skin. Antioxidants and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acids are a good defence against pollution. So try not to clog up the skin with overuse of products, use natural products when you can. Remove makeup and cleanse your skin regularly and often to help fight the irritations on sensitive skin.