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Skin Care Routine For Sensitive Skin – 5 Simple Steps

By Josh Sim, Aesthetic and Better Ageing Specialist


The skincare routine for sensitive skin should contain products that are non-irritating and specially formulated for sensitive skin.

For Morning

1. Cleansing

Use a gentle sulfate-free cleansing lotion that does not lather or foam to wash your face in the morning. This will help get rid of dirt without irritating your skin.

2. Toning

You may or may not use toners for sensitive skin. If you use toners, look for products specifically designed for sensitive skin. Avoid alcohol, fragrances, artificial dye, essential oils, and other chemical irritants. Instead, use products that contain green and white tea extracts, chamomile, and beta-glucan, as they are anti-inflammatory and help reinforce your skin’s barrier.

3. Facial Mist

You may spritz a hydrating and gentle facial mist. This helps to calm your skin. Pick a mist that has a hydrating formula.

4. Moisturising

Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic is the way to go when shopping for a moisturiser for sensitive skin. This will keep your skin hydrated without irritating it.

5. Sunscreen

Pick a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide. This ingredient is less likely to irritate your skin.

For Night

1. Cleansing

Use the same cleanser that you use in the morning.

2. Toning

Use the same toner that you use in the morning.

3. Serum

Pick a serum that has hydrating and calming ingredients. Choose one that is specially formulated for sensitive skin. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and organic ingredients, such as chamomile and calendula oils.

4. Eye Cream

When picking eye creams, focus on calming and hydrating ingredients, such as vitamin E, chamomile, and hyaluronic acid. Also, make sure the product is paraben- and fragrance-free.

5. Night Gel Or Lotion

When choosing a night gel, go for a product that is non-irritating, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. You may also use a moisturising lotion to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated.

Additional Treatments

Occasionally, you can use gel-based overnight masks. They keep the skin hydrated and feel extremely soothing on irritated skin. You may also try using a lactic acid serum – it is not harsh and is suitable for sensitive skin.

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