It isn’t easy to walk around with a skin type that is easily irritated, hit by allergies and infection. And, it is certainly not easy to shop for skincare as you have to think twice before trying out a new product and do a patch test before using it, or you’ll end up with burns, itchiness, rashes and whatnot.
You learn to live with your ‘highly sensitive’ skin but then there are days when your skin feels super sensitive (when aunt Flo visits or when weather changes, to name a few). During those days, you need some gentle and super soothing skincare products in your kitty.
We have curated a list of five such skincare products that are worthy of being included in your skincare routine when your skin is feeling extra sensitive or irritated...and otherwise.
Aloe vera gel
There’s a good chance you already have this in your skincare cabinet. Aloe vera’s cooling and healing properties can get rid of any skin discomfort, itching and inflammation. It helps calm your skin and leaves it moisturised and glowing. Keep an aloe vera gel handy and apply it on your skin to protect it from environmental aggressors and sensitive skin woes.
BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
Gentle micellar water
Dirt, pollution and wearing makeup all day is a lot to handle for sensitive skin. If you are feeling skin irritation, remove your makeup and cleanse the deep settled dirt, pollutants and sweat off your face using micellar water. Pick one that is infused with natural ingredients, vitamins and is free of skin baddies.
A calming serum
Every night before going to bed, slather a calming and soothing face serum on your sensitive skin to keep it hydrated and happy. Serums provide a boost of hydration and soothe the skin of irritation, rashes and any other skin irritation. Make a calming serum a part of your nighttime skincare regime to wake up to happy skin every morning.
This one’s a no-brainer. When your skin is feeling super sensitive and irritated, the first thing you should do is moisturise it. Sensitive skin can fall victim to rash, redness and itchiness when it is dry. Always keep your skin hydrated with a lightweight moisturiser that is made for sensitive skin and is free of alcohol, colour and fragrance.
A soothing sheet mask
Sheet masks are fun and hydrating and give you smooth and supple skin. Every sheet mask is infused with ingredients specific for different skin types and concerns. The right sheet mask can rescue you from skin irritation and discomfort. Choose a cotton sheet mask that is packed with natural, calming ingredients that soothe your skin while also moisturising it.
BB picks: St. Ives Oatmeal Soothing Mask Sheet