Sensitive skin and daily care products: friends or enemies?
For increasing numbers of women, across all age groups, skin types and continents, skin care has become synonymous with stress. When sensitive skin appears to tolerate nothing, however innocent the chosen products proclaim to be, when it threatens to react with redness, pricking and even pain, the temptation is to clear the bathroom shelves of moisturizers and makeup and give up!
But the truth is, perhaps more than any other, sensitive or allergic skin needs expert daily care to restore its protective barrier and defend against aggressors. Read on for our step-by-step walkthrough of how best to care for your sensitive skin, in complete confidence, throughout the day.
Skin care products for sensitive skin: the best cleansers, moisturizers and make-up
Step 1: Perfectly cleanse without stripping skin
Overnight, your skin builds up sebum and dead cells at its surface. To start the day fresh-faced without stripping skin of its protective hydrolipidic film, opt for a gentle cleansing milk, micellar water or surgras cleansing bar. These products should be surfactant-free and pH-balanced to respect skin’s naturally acidic pH.
Step 2: Moisturize with minimalist formulations
Repair your sensitive skin’s fragile protective barrier with a minimalist formulation moisturizer, since products containing fragrances, colorants and allergens like nickel can all trigger skin’s sensitivity. Airtight packaging will help avoid any contamination and allow a safe formula to stay safe. Also look out for the latest active ingredients to calm sensitive skin’s hypersensitive nerves. Discover Toleriane Ultra.
Step 3: Choose adapted shields against sun and pollution
UV exposure can aggravate sensitive skin’s discomfort, as well as worsening any redness. Ensure an adapted sunscreen is part of your daily routine. Seek out light, fluid textures to avoid excessive rubbing, with at least SPF30 UVA/UVB protection. The most advanced dermocosmetics solutions also offer “pollution-proof” textures to prevent irritant dust from sticking to your skin and triggering oxidative stress.
Step 4: Discover make-up tailored to sensitive skin’s needs
Prone to flushing and redness, sensitive skin benefits from high-tolerance complexion-evening makeup. Sensitive skin-tested BB and CC creams are perfectly suited, since they help restore its protective barrier and many offer a respectable SPF. Some of the most avant-garde formulations on the market also integrate anti-redness active ingredients such as Ambophenol to instantly as well as lastingly correct your skintone. Discover Rosaliac CC.
Step 5: Keep your SOS rescue close at hand
Keep a thermal spray such as this pocket-sized gem with you as a rescue remedy. Use whenever your skin needs a calming influence or to avoid a potential flare-up. You’ll also love its soothing, cooling action after cleansing or a pulse-raising session at the gym. Discover the Thermal Spring Water.
Step 6: Wake up to calm skin, tomorrow
Does your skin seem to wake up feeling irritable? It’s no coincidence that many women experience a surge of skin sensitivity first thing. At night, sensitive skin struggles to neutralize the free radicals it accumulates during the day. To make matters worse, histamine – the itch and redness molecule – surges just before we wake. The result? Morning skin that prickles, itches and stings, as if it hasn’t slept a wink!
To de-fuse this ticking time-bomb of irritation, soothe sensitive skin overnight with a specific dermocosmetic solution to purify skin of free radicals while calming inflammation and nerve impulses. After all, even with sensitive skin, everyone deserves to wake up looking and feeling refreshed ! Discover Toleriane Ultra Overnight.