When your favourite skin care brand release a new skin care product or range, are you Type A and purchase the product right away and slather it all over? Or are you Type B and hesitant to purchase because it might exacerbate a skin concern you’ve worked hard to get under control? If you’re Type B, you most likely have sensitive skin. Whether you’re dealing with redness, irritation, or uneven skin tone, ongoing skin sensitivity can be challenging to deal with.
At Jurlique, we believe in not only treating the symptoms of sensitivity, but also addressing the underlying causes and solving them through a combination of natural ingredients and a consistent skin care ritual. Read on for our top 3 tips for caring for sensitive skin and recommended skin care products for sensitive skin.
1. Choose the right ingredients
No matter what skin type you have, it’s a good idea to avoid synthetic chemical ingredients in your everyday skin care ritual. However, it’s especially important to have natural-based skin care for sensitive skin, as it may react poorly to many synthetic ingredients.
Instead, opt for naturally derived ingredients that nourish and calm your skin, rather than aggravating it further. Ingredients to gravitate toward include:
2. Be gentle with you skin
Let every action you make upon your skin be gentle and soft. While choosing the right products plays a part in managing sensitive skin, your skin care application techniques are equally important.
Avoid any actions that tug your skin as this can make irritation worse. Here’s what that looks like in practice:
3. Keep it cool
For soothing sensitive skin, consider keeping your skincare products in the fridge until it’s time to apply them.
Apart from the instant refreshing hit, there’s anecdotal evidence that the cooler temperature causes blood vessels to contract, immediately reducing the appearance of redness.
Skin sensitivity is a challenge, but with the right skin care products and techniques, it can be managed. To soothe and protect your skin, shop our Calendula Redness Rescue range online now.
Need more guidance? We’ve got quite the selection! Take your pick between our All About Sensitive Skin, Everything you need to know about sensitive skin and Complete Guide to Sensitive Skin Care articles – or read them all!