The Best Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin
All skin can occasionally feel sensitive, but why is it that it seems to flare up just in time for that first date, job interview or big night out? It doesn't always have to be that way! With a skincare routine that’s tailor-made for sensitive skin, you’ll not only help keep skin feel calmer with some savvy TLC, you’ll be ready to fight off the first signs of sensitivity when they appear.
1. Remove your make-up the gentle way
So how do you kiss goodnight to your party eyes, without it meaning nightmares for sensitive skin? When skin is sensitive, it’s often more prone to redness and irritation, so keep friction to a minimum. A make-up remover that’s specifically designed for eyes will have just the right blend of ingredients to dissolve and lift make-up—yes, even stubborn waterproof mascara—quickly, effectively and gently, without the need to rub.
Hold your soaked cotton pad over the eye for a few moments, then simply whisk away. For extra calming benefits, choose ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties, like Pro-Vitamin B5, to help soothe your sensitive skin, while stimulating your skin’s healing processes.
2. Cleanse your skin happy
We get it—you’re tempted to skip steps in your skincare routine to avoid upsetting your sensitive skin. The thing is, when dead skin cells are left on the skin’s surface, they can get trapped within the pores, which can irritate sensitive skin even more. You need to find the best cleanser for sensitive skin. Keep skin clean and pores clear with a daily face wash like Simple® Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash.
It’s packed full of micellar cleansing bubbles that gently glide over the skin’s surface, lifting impurities, as it cleanses and hydrates—making it one of our best face washes for sensitive skin. It is also infused with the plant extract (and skincare superhero!) *PENTAVITIN®, which helps repair sensitive skin, reduces skin sensitivity, and helps skin recover from your daily challenges.
Changing temperatures can aggravate sensitive skin, so rinse with warm water (rather than hot) after cleansing, and pat skin gently dry to keep skin feeling calm and happy post-cleanse.
3. Don't freak out if you break out
Changes in weather (humidity levels and changes in temperature) can sometimes cause our skin to get upset and become dry. Try a mask with aloe and multi-vitamins, which can help instantly hydrate and help soothe stressed skin. We like to use Simple® Kind to Skin Pink Clay Mask once a week to help keep skin feeling calm.
Can’t decide which mask best suits your skin? Multi-masking might just be for you. Tailor which mask you use to target specific skin concerns and you can get rid of oiliness in your T-zone, hydrate against the drying effects of UV rays and moisturize dry patches all at the same time!
4. Swap your moisturizer for something richer
Once you've soothed and smoothed your post-summer skin, it's time to help build up your skin's barrier before winter arrives. We've heard it before, but adding a richer moisturizer to your routine is a quick way to help skin out during changing seasons. If you still love your lighter lotion, just switch it up once a day-and pick something richer for nighttime like Simple® Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturizer.
Lips are often the first to feel the cold (hello, chapped and flaky!). We like to put an extra bit of moisturizer on our lips and then follow up with a rich barrier balm. Lips still flaky? Use a washcloth to buff away dead skin before you moisturize and get ready to pucker up.
5. Choose the best face scrub for sensitive skin
So you thought a scrub was way too tough for your sensitive skin? Nope, not so! Oil, dirt and make-up can aggravate sensitive skin, and can lead to breakouts, blackheads and inflammation, so exfoliate weekly to buff grime away.
The best face scrubs for sensitive skin are those packed with skin-loving goodness, like Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, which soften and smooth your sensitive skin. Remember to try a patch of skin first to make sure your skin doesn't react to the scrub. Then massage the scrub gently into your skin, using small circular motions, before rinsing with warm water and patting dry.
And … RELAX
We know, FOMO is real! If you want skin that looks like it’s had its beauty sleep (even if you rolled in at 2 am), it’s time for a little TLC. Stress, city-living and life on the go can all lead to dull, tired-looking skin. Got five? Time for a do-it-yourself facial massage.
The beauty of this trick is that you can do it at any point in your routine to ramp up your product’s prowess—just take your regular cleanser, scrub, serum or face cream and work it, baby! Massage is known to boost blood flow, reduce puffiness and restore that rosy glow, making it your skincare routine’s friend-with-benefits.
A few minutes, warm, clean hands, and enough product for your fingers to glide over the skin is all you need. Work your fingertips in small, circular motions across the T-zone, temples and neck. Follow up with a scalp massage (once you've cleaned your hands, of course) for added ahh!
“Are the fifteen minutes up on your favorite Simple® Kind to Skin De-Stress Sheet Mask? Make the moment linger longer and massage the extra product into your skin—the ultimate spahh treat!”
With a savvy skincare routine for sensitive skin that’s bursting with skin-loving ingredients, you can feel calm, soothed and happy in your skin.
*PENTAVITIN® is a Trademark of DSM.
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