Sensitive skin is becoming more and more common, even in well-taken care of, healthy individuals. A big reason for this is that at this point in history, our skin is exposed to more environmental and chemical irritants than ever before. Our skin doesn’t recognize these pollutants and works overtime to protect itself, often developing more sensitivity in the process. Other factors that can contribute to sensitive skin are dry weather, allergies, excessive exfoliation, or skin conditions, such as eczema. Our goal is to soothe the irritants while providing a protective barrier to prevent further damage. Taking care of ourselves and focusing on our inner health is a big step we can take to help our body do the best job it can to protect itself. A little help from the outside doesn’t hurt though! Here are a few tips to help.
- Always remove your makeup. This step is especially important for sensitive skin. Makeup left on your skin can cause irritation, breakouts, and clogged pores. It will also accelerate the aging process. Removing your makeup will prevent bacteria growth and prime your face for the next steps of your skincare routine. Try our Micellar Skin Tonic to remove all traces of makeup while adding essential hydration.
- Use serums that are developed for sensitive skin. Finding products that soothe and correct while protecting your skin can be a challenge. Some natural ingredients can be too potent and irritate your skin more, while some “sensitive” skin lines contain harmful synthetic ingredients. Look for products with calming botanical additions. Ingredients such as Allantoin, Bisabolol, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid will provide an extra layer of protection and help your skin be the best it can be! Try our Anti-Pollution Cream and Pro Immune Serum before applying moisturizer for maximum benefits. The anti-pollution cream is formulated to protect and strengthen your skin’s natural barrier with plant-based antioxidants. The pro immune serum stabilizes your skin’s immune cells to help them combat outside stress, such as environmental factors and free radicals.
- Use sun protection. We all know that sun protection is important, but did you know that the type of sun protection can make a difference too? Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin and can contain potentially harmful chemicals. They also break down after being exposed to UV rays for a while. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, don’t break down in the sun. They are minerals that are not absorbed by the skin and provide effective broad-spectrum protection. Try our Optimal Tinted Complexion Cream. It contains iron oxides and titanium dioxide for effective mechanical sun protection throughout your day!
- Moisturize. Almost all of our products are formulated to be as hydrating as possible, but it is still important to seal all of your skincare in with a good moisturizer. Using it at night is especially effective because it gives your skin a chance to renew itself and rest. Try our Night Replenisher, which is rich in hydrating oils and vitamins.