Sensitive skin is usually very dry, tends to feel tight and becomes inflamed and irritated easily. Typically, sensitive skin develops reddish and scaly areas, can be itchy and tingly and is prone to breaking into spots and your skin’s natural protective function is impaired. It is the most problematic and fragile type of skin, which needs a very special type of care. Nearly half of the women with sensitive skin also have dry skin.
The difficulty with sensitive skin is that the symptoms are general and can actually mask a different skin condition. See skin conditions for more information on the different types of conditions relating to sensitive skin.
How to Care for Sensitive Skin
Ensure you are using a gentle, SLS free cleanser designed for sensitive skin and don’t over-cleanse. External factors such as wind, UV rays, medication and your diet could be triggering factors for sensitive skin along with stress or allergies to name a few. Along with avoiding these triggers, it is essential to use skincare products including active ingredients to strengthen the skin’s barrier and keep the skin moist whilst having a calming effect.
Your Regular Skincare Regime
Cleanse morning and night using our Revitalising Foaming Cleanser. A gentle SLS free facial wash formulated for sensitive skin to remove impurities without irritation or discomfort. Also contains Aloe Vera Juice to soothe and hydrate.
Use serums are packed with anti-oxidants and anti-irritant benefits with plenty of moisture. Our serums contain Hyaluronic Acid, which restores skin moisture and helps to avoid epidermal thinning therefore encouraging strengthening of the skin’s barrier. Niacinamide is an essential vitamin with anti-irritant benefits and has been shown to decrease redness and blotchiness associated with sensitive skin. We recommend our B Serum Hydrate and Volumise for maximum hydration to reduce inflammation and redness.
Use a hydrating moisturiser daily with UVA and UVB properties to help protect skin from the sun. Our Daily Moisturiser Hydrating is a light moisturising lotion with strong antioxidants to protect and nourish dry skin and has a calming effect.
Exceptionally dry, irritated and sensitive skin requires additional care to hydrate, recover and renew the skin’s barrier function. Our H20 Hydrating Balm is specifically formulated to treat severely dry and sensitive skin and improve the overall hydration of the skin. The balm forms a protective barrier on the skin allowing it to heal and regenerate. It relieves the skin from itching and helps lock in moisture longer than normal moisturisers to effectively protect, heal and regenerate your sensitive skin.