If you think that acne and enlarged pores are a skin problem that only affects girls with oily skin — you’re wrong! People with sensitive skin types can also have acne issues, and trust us when we say this, it’s a tough life from there. Taking care of your skin becomes a chore when you have sensitive, acne-prone skin.
The biggest nightmare is picking products that combat acne without irritating your sensitive skin — like we said, tough life! But why fear when we are here. We have listed down the only skincare routine girls with sensitive, acne-prone skin need to follow. So without any further ado, let’s get started!
- Step 1: Cleanse the dirt away
- Step 2: Tone your inflamed skin
- Step 3: Lock it with the serum
- Step 4: Don’t forget to moisturise
- Step 5: Never step outside without sunscreen
Step 1: Cleanse the dirt away
The first rule of taking care of sensitive, acne-prone skin is to make sure it’s always clean and happy. Turn to face washes with no alcohol, perfume, and artificial colour like the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. With pro-vitamin B, vitamin E and triple purified water, this face wash hydrates, soothes, nourishes and cleanses your skin without involving any harsh chemicals in its formula. The best bit is that it is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, basically everything a girl with sensitive, acne-prone skin needs!
Step 2: Tone your inflamed skin
Irrespective of whether you have sensitive, acne-prone skin or not, it is best to stay away from toners that have alcohol in them. Instead, opt for a toner with calming and anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile and witch hazel like the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner. This baddie-free, dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic toner has pro-vitamin B5, chamomile, witch hazel and allantoin that cleanses, hydrates and soothes your inflamed skin while restoring your skin’s pH levels.
Step 3: Lock it with the serum
Before reaching out for the moisturiser, add a few drops of a good serum like the Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate to your face. This serum has ingredients like ultra calming complex, purslane extracts, sunflower seeds and avocado. These ingredients help reduce sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation on your skin while preventing flare-ups, which is pretty common for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It has no artificial fragrances, colours or parabens in its formula, ensuring fewer chances of breakouts and inflamed skin when used regularly.
Step 4: Don’t forget to moisturise
We can’t stress enough about the fact that sensitive, acne-prone skin requires skincare products with no harsh chemicals or added fragrance - this can simply worsen your skin condition. That’s why we suggest going for fragrance-free moisturiser like the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. This moisturiser has borage seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E and glycerin, that ensure complete hydration and moisturisation to your skin and make it supple and soft as well. The best bit is that this moisturiser is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, so you don’t need to worry about any allergies or reactions.
Step 5: Never step outside without sunscreen
Sensitive skin, in general, is more prone to sun damage due to the skin’s weak barrier. That is why it is more important for people with sensitive, acne-prone skin to slather up sunscreen before stepping out. Go for a sunscreen with no chemical or artificial fragrances and colours like the Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30 for this. The ultra calming complex, oats and botanical actives in this help shield your skin against photodamage and UV exposure. It minimises discomfort, burning and itching, while the sheer formula provides optimal hydration and helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids - making it perfect for your sensitive, acne-prone skin.