Sensitive skin can be very tricky to look after. Red rash on face, burning sensation or easily irritated skin make it extremely difficult to create an effective daily skincare routine. There are many reasons why skin can become sensitive or irritated, these range from allergy reaction to the environmental or sun damage. Many facial products simply won’t help and others can even worsen the skin condition.
We have put together a list of natural skincare products that will help to sooth sensitive and stressed skin as well as repair, protect and keep it well moisturised.
Cleansing and Toning
When it comes to cleansing sensitive and inflamed skin, it might be best to avoid foaming face wash as it can leave skin feeling tight and more irritated. Cream cleanser is a more suitable option to remove impurities and nourish skin at the same time. Our first choice is Antipodes Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser that is dermatologically approved for sensitive skin and certified organic too. It doesn’t leave any residue once rinsed off so you don’t need to use a cloth to wash it off.
Follow with Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner to prepare skin for serum and moisturiser. This facial mist is packed with skin soothing ingredients like Mamaku Black Fern and Raspberry Seed Oil, it is particularly suited for dry and irritated skin.
Moisturising, Healing and Protecting
When looking after sensitive skin, It is very important to make sure that skin is well moisturised. We love MADARA SOS skincare collection created to look after stressed and dehydrated skin. MADARA SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum is a winner of the ANNABELLE Prix de Beauté 2017 within the 'Prestigious and Popular Cosmetics' category. This waterless facial serum helps to calm and balance tight feeling and stressed skin, restoring its moisture level and promoting cell repair process to bring back radiance and youthful look.
Extremely sensitive skin requires a combination of moisturising, soothing and healing properties to keep it healthy and glowing. CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture is one of the most high potency products in the natural skincare market to look after sensitive, irritated and reactive skin. This face cream is safe to use on skin rashes, burns, rosacea and eczema. CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture is toxicologist and dermatologist tested. This face moisturising cream provides instant relief to inflammation and heals skin. It is waterless, unscented and enriched with such high potency anti-inflammatory ingredients like Turmeric, Squalane, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Ginger and Reishi Mushroom. For extremely sensitive skin conditions, CV Skinlabs can be used on its own without applying any serum. It can also be applied as often as required.
As an extra treatment to sooth small patches of irritated, chapped or very dry skin, apply some of the Lyonsleaf Healing Calendula Cream. It is created with nourishing borage, apricot kernel and almond oils as well as organic Shea Butter and anti-inflammatory Calendula extract. This golden coloured balm soothes, moisturises and heals inflamed, irritated and broken skin leaving it smooth and soft.
It is always a good idea to perform a patch test before starting to use any new skincare products. Apply a small amount of the product to a patch of skin on the inner elbow. Avoid washing this area for the next 24 hours. If there is no skin reaction after that time, it is most likely that a tested product is safe to use on other parts of the body.