Sensitive skin can be a nightmare. Dealing with unexpected rashes, breakouts and bouts of itchiness isn’t easy. We understand if you are always wary about buying new and expensive skincare products, as the struggle (read:allergiesand skin reactions)is very real.
But with the right kind of skincare tips and techniques, it doesn’t always have to be so.Yes, really! To help you understand this better, here’s alist of five skincare rules that every girl with sensitive skin needs to follow. These tips willdefinitelykeep skin sensitivity under control and ensure that yourskinfeels healthy, nourishedand glowing.
- Choose brands that understand sensitive skin
- Patch test without fail
- Stay away from products with alcohol
- Soap-free cleansers work best for your skin
- Always use fragrance-free products
Choose brands that understand sensitive skin
Look for brands that specialise in sensitive skin, and have products that contain fewer ingredients, as this reduces the chances of skin irritation. A brand that we think are sensitive skin experts is Simple Skincare. Free from harsh chemicals, the Simple Kind to Skin range uses only those ingredients that pass strict skin sensitivity tests, making it an excellent choice for anyone struggling with sensitive skin.
Patch test without fail
Since sensitive skin doesn’t follow the one-size-fits-all formula, a product that works for someone with sensitive skin may not always have the same results for you. And the best way to determine if a product works for you or not is to do a patch test at least 48 hours prior to using the product. This is a great way to eliminate the chances of skin irritation and keep your skin healthy and glowing. Along the jawline or just behind the ear is the ideal place to do a patch test.
Stay away from products with alcohol
Removing your makeup and getting rid of impurities is a basic, yet very important commandment of skincare. But if you have sensitive skin, then you need to be extra careful with this step. Always look for an alcohol-free makeup remover to prevent skin irritation and dryness. The Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water contains zero alcohol, instead it is formulated with hexylene glycol that easily dissolves makeup and conditions the skin. Mild yet effective skin cleansing has never been this simple before!
Also, post cleansing, opt for an alcohol-free toner to remove any residue makeup, cleanser or impurities. With 0% alcohol, the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner is your best bet. It contains witch hazel, chamomile and pro vitamin B5 to restore skin’s natural pH level and retains moisture.
Soap-free cleansers work best for your skin
If your skin feels dry, tight and flaky, especially after cleansing, then it is time to toss your current cleanser away. Face washes that contain SLS or soap, can be really harsh on sensitive skin, leaving it stripped of natural oils. This leads to severe dryness and skin irritation. We recommend you use the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash, as it is 100% soap-free and is enriched with essential multivitamins to leave your skin feeling soft, nourished and hydrated. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested, just what sensitive skin needs!
Always use fragrance-free products
If you have sensitive skin, one of the best things you can do for your skin is to give up on products that have artificial fragrances. This is because brands tend to add a host of chemicals under the blanket of artificial fragrance, leading to skin irritation and damage. If you’re looking for a product with no baddies like parabens, dye, fragrance and animal-derived ingredients, then give the Simple Kind To Skin Light Hydrating Moisturiser a go. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin and does not clog pores. Caring for sensitive skin was never this easy before!
1) What is the best skincare routine for sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin can easily get irritated by ingredients in skincare products. You need to first look for products that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Start with a gentle micellar water, follow it up with a mild cleanser, then use an alcohol-free toner and finish off your CTM routine with a light, hydrating moisturiser.
2) What should be applied on sensitive skin?
There are a few things that sensitive skin loves, these include clean beauty products, fragrance-free formulas, alcohol-free products, etc. Avoid using astringent, exfoliants are harsh chemicals on sensitive skin.
3) Should I use a toner if I have sensitive skin?
Yes, toner is an important step in every skincare routine, including sensitive skin. However, make sure to steer clear of harsh ingredients like alcohol, commonly found in most toners. It can dry out the skin and lead to skin problems. Opt for an alcohol free toner if you have sensitive skin.