Most of us are constantly perfecting our skincare routines. We’re packing our repositories with blends of vitamin C, retinol, exfoliating scrubs, niacinamide, and a perplexingly extensive range of other skin-loving products. But for those with sensitive skin, building a skincare regimen is a tricky process. Instead of subjecting your skin to unnecessary reactions, you need to follow a fail-proof routine for your skin. Ahead, we’ve listed down the ultimate skincare routine for sensitive skin — just keep scrolling.
- Cleanse your skin with a soap-free face wash
- Use an alcohol-free toner
- Apply a barrier strengthening serum
- Use a lightweight moisturiser
- Use a gel-based sunscreen
Cleanse your skin with a soap-free face wash
Using soap on sensitive skin (or any skin type for that matter) can strip the skin of its essential oils and leave it feeling dry and itchy. To rid your skin of excess oils, dirt, and other impurities, you need a soap-free cleanser like the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. This clean beauty face wash is free from over 2000 chemicals, including soap, alcohol and parabens. Instead, it’s formulated with pro-vitamin B for hydration, vitamin E for soothing and triple purified water to cleanse your skin, this one is a must-have for girls with sensitive skin.
Use an alcohol-free toner
In order to prep your skin to absorb serums and moisturisers effectively, and balance its pH level, reach out for your toner. Make sure it’s alcohol-free to avoid skin irritation. We suggest using the alcohol-free Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner for sensitive skin. It’s enriched with nourishing ingredients like witch hazel, chamomile, pro-vitamin B5 and allantoin to hydrate, soothe and reduce inflammation.
Apply a barrier strengthening serum
Sensitive skin has a weaker skin barrier as compared to other skin types. This means it’s harder for your skin to retain moisture and easier for environmental aggressors to wreak havoc on your skin. That’s why it’s vital to include a barrier strengthening serum like the Simple Booster Serum - 10% Hemp Seed Oil + B3 For Strong Skin Barrier in your routine. Made with 10% hemp seed oil and vitamin B3, this gem strengthens the skin barrier, promotes skin immunity, provides antioxidants, protects against collagen degradation and reduces inflammation. The best part? It’s dermatologically tested and free of 2000 harsh chemicals, including parabens, dyes and alcohol. You know the drill — shake, drop, dab your way to flawless skin.
Use a lightweight moisturiser
Since your lipid barrier is compromised, you need to provide your skin with topical hydration to keep it soft, supple and irritation-free. Using a lightweight moisturiser like the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated and nourished for upto 12 hours. Its non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula seeps into the skin to lock in moisture and keeps it feeling oh-so-fresh and pure.
Use a gel-based sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must in every skincare routine. All your efforts to salvage your skin are futile unless you apply sunscreen. But instead of going for heavy formulas that can clog the pores and irritate the skin further, it’s best to opt for gel-based sunscreen like the Lakmé Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen. This ultra-lightweight, non-sticky, non-greasy sunscreen blocks upto 97% of harmful sun rays and seeps into the skin so fast, you’ll barely feel like you’re wearing anything.