If you think a million times before using a new product on your face or get rashes and breakouts by merely stepping outside, then you, my friend, have sensitive skin. Since your skin gets easily irritated and nothing really suits it unless it is mild, natural or lightweight, it needs a little extra TLC. Thankfully, a proper skincare routine with the right products can sort you out.
So if you aren’t following the right skincare routine and have been living on the edge all this time, you need to stop now. Here is a structured morning and night time skincare routine for sensitive skin.
Step 01: Cleanse
Wash off dirt, sweat and products from the previous night with a mild and moisturising face cleanser like the Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser. It is gentle on your skin and leaves it squeaky clean. Plus, it replenishes the skin’s natural moisture and doesn’t leave it dry.
Step 02: Tone
A toner helps maintain the pH balance of the skin and is a must for those with sensitive skin. Take the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner on a cotton pad and glide it gently across your face. This helps shrink pores, cleanse and keep skin issues at bay.
Step 03: Serum
If your skin feels tight and itchy in the morning, make a hydrating serum a part of your skincare routine and you’ll notice the difference. Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate is an alcohol- and fragrance-free serum with natural ingredients that calms and soothes sensitive skin.
Step 04: Moisturise
Moisturising your skin properly will reduce the chances of rashes, redness and other skin woes caused by drying. You really need to be careful while picking a moisturiser for your skin though. Use Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15, which is specifically made for sensitive skin with natural ingredients such as glycerin, Vitamin E and no harsh chemicals.
Step 05: Sunscreen
For sensitive skin, SPF is non-negotiable. Did you know 99 out of 100 skin problems you have are caused by UVB rays? Shield your skin from radical damage by applying (and reapplying throughout the day) the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50, which is lightweight and non-oily.
Step 01: Double cleanse
At night, practice double cleansing to get the makeup, grime and sweat accumulated through the day off your skin. Wipe your face with a gentle facial wipe such as Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes and rub a fragrance-free face oil.
Now rinse and wash your face with your foaming face wash and gently pat your face dry.
Step 02: Tone
Use your toner after you’ve washed your face to shrink and close the pores, and retain back the moisture. Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner will help you fix the pore size and restore skin’s pH balance.
Step 03: Moisturise
Complete your night time CTM routine by moisturising your face with your gentle moisturiser. Sensitive skin needs proper nourishment after cleansing since it can easily become dry and irritated in the process.
Step 04: Face mask
Every alternate day, slap on a gentle, hydrating face mask on. It will not only give your skin a boost of hydration but help minimise any discomfort, irritation and itching. Use the Simple Kind To Skin Pollution Protect Sheet Mask to reverse the effects of pollution and pamper your skin.
Step 05: Night cream
Swear by a night cream to fight pesky ageing signs and ensure glowing and firm skin. A nourishing night cream like the Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Night Crème will revive and regenerate skin cells and keep your skin looking youthful.
Step 06: Eye cream
Lastly, pamper your tired and puffy eyes with an eye cream. It will also nourish your under-eye area and keep dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet at bay. Use the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Crème every night around your eyes before going to bed.