Skincare routine for sensitive skin

A negative reaction to skincare is like a one sided love: try as hard as you can, you still can not get what you want. For people with sensitive skin, this means that the choice of your product must be made very carefully or you’ll make your skin condition get worse. A range of cleansers, moisturizers, and masks can be effective without redness or inflammation.

To find out exactly how to care your sensitive skin both day and night, let’s scroll down for more information.

Clean with flowers

Exactly is the Roman chamomile tea. This drink not only cools your body down, it also soothes your sensitive skin. Soak a tea bag in hot water, then wait for warm or cold and use this as toner to soothe the skin after cleansing.

Exactly is the Roman chamomile tea
Exactly is the Roman chamomile tea

Wash your face with cool water

For those with sensitive skin: Do not use hot water, no sauna, no steam bath, and do not steam your face. Only use warm water, because hot water will destroy the oils in skin’s barrier which protect your skin. When relocating or traveling, you should even consider using mineral water, mineral water instead of local water, which can cause skin irritation.

Do not use hot water, no sauna, no steam bath, and do not steam your face
Do not use hot water, no sauna, no steam bath, and do not steam your face

Wash your face with mild products

You should use a mild, odorless cream cleanser  to clean your face. This means that you do not use  scrub cleaners, because they often exacerbate sensitive skin, unless your skin is not too sensitive or the beads are too tiny.

You should use a gentle cream cleanser
You should use a gentle cream cleanser

Exfoliate gently

Exfoliating is important for all skin types, but it can be very difficult for people with sensitive skin. That’s why instead of using exfoliating scrub (remember: exfoliating scrub + sensitive skin = bad combinations), use fruit enzymes. They strip away dead skin cells and dirt easily without rubbing and stretching your face.

Choose a lightweight moisturizer

Avoid products that contain colorants, odorants, alcohol, as they may irritate your skin.

Active ingredients such as retinol, AHA should be used with extreme caution. If you are wondering that with sensitive skin, which concentration of retinol is better, be sure to begin with low concentration and moisturize carefully to prevent dryness or redness.

Choose the right sunscreen

When using sunscreen  (what you do daily, right?), avoid any ingredients other than zinc oxide or titanium oxide. These are physical sunscreens, unlike other products which contain allergenic chemicals to prevent sunburn.