If your skin is prone to redness, feeling stingy, and is irritated easily, it’s likely that you have sensitive skin. Here are our best tips and ideas for sensitive skin products to keep that redness and irritation at bay!
Sensitive Skin Care 101
One of the most important things to keep in mind if you have sensitive skin is minimising irritation potential. Avoid skincare textures that could trigger a reaction - these include drying, foamy cleansers, abrasive scrubs, and chemical exfoliants. That’s not to say that these products aren’t fantastic in a skincare routine - they’re just common triggers for sensitive skin.
However, we know that sometimes despite your best efforts, you can’t put your finger on exactly what’s causing the irritation - and that’s where skin-soothing ingredients come in.
The best skincare for sensitive skin is formulated with these ingredients (and your skin) in mind to heal existing irritation, as well as prevent it from happening again. Skincare for extremely sensitive skin (that reacts to practically nothing) will also have these reinforcing, skin-healing ingredients!
Centella Asiatica: Already a mainstay in most skincare for extremely sensitive skin, Centella Asiatica has a unique ability to quickly reduce inflammation and prevent it from flaring up again.
Panthenol: Also known as Vitamin B5, Panthenol is one of the original famous skin-soothing ingredients. It helps to reinforce a healthy moisture barrier, protecting skin against external irritants - no wonder it’s a popular sensitive skincare ingredient!
Ceramides: Ceramides are another famous ingredient that already appears in many sensitive skin products - and for good reason. They form part of the skin’s structure, and like Panthenol, help to support the skin’s moisture barrier and prevent further reactions.