4 Sensitive Skincare Products That Help Tackle Sensitive Skin
The Skinsmith | 3rd November 2021
Does your skin have a sensitive side? If so, it's important that you use the right sensitive skincare products. Also, if your skin does have a sensitive side don't worry, you’re not the only one – overall, 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men have reported some degree of sensitive skin. With its wide range of symptoms, it may not manifest the same way for everyone, but many factors can trigger a response such as specific ingredients, hormonal imbalances, poor diet or changes in the weather. Whilst you may not be able to change your skin type, you can soothe and treat sensitive skin quite effectively with the right daily skincare regimen or routine.
But how do you choose the right skincare products without aggravating your complexion? Here are our 4 top picks to keep your skin calm and clear.
Sensitive Skincare Cleansers
We’ll start at the beginning with cleansers that are designed specifically for a sensitive or reactive skin type. Sensitive skincare products should avoid ingredients that are known to irritate the skin. Check your labels and avoid skincare products that contain parabens, sulphates, propylene glycol and ammonium. Sulphates, especially sodium lauryl sulphate is common in cleansers as it helps to create that foamy feel of a cleanser but can also increase irritation and redness making your sensitive skin even worse. Instead look for ingredients that will calm, soothe and importantly, hydrate the skin.
Eminence has a range of products formulated especially for sensitive skin - the Calm Skin Collection. This range of products contains active botanicals that reduce inflammation and include soothing Chamomile, Arnica to reduce redness and heal Calendula. Use Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser once or twice daily as it will hydrate and nourish your sensitive skin whilst helping to reduce redness and irritation. Chamomile benefits for skin include anti-inflammatory and healing benefits so this cleanser is ideal for anyone with sensitivity and rosacea.
Sensitive Skincare Masks
Masks offer enhanced benefits when included in a regular skincare routine. They are highly concentrated products and can target specific concerns when used 2-3 times per week. You still want to avoid sensitive skincare products containing harsh chemicals and the ingredients we’ve mentioned above as they can aggravate sensitive skin not soothe it!
Eminence has a great selection of masques for sensitive skin with some of our favourites being Calm Skin Arnica Masque, Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque and Stone Crop Masque. These masques contain highly active botanical ingredients designed to absorb into the deeper layers of the skin where they work hard to calm inflammation and reduce sensitivity. You will notice how vibrant in colour Eminence masques and products can be, this is from the high concentration of natural organic ingredients they contain as Eminence does not use artificial dyes or fragrances which are known to be common triggers for sensitive skins as well.
If your skin is lacking in moisture and hydration, you may experience an increase in the sensitivity and reactiveness of your skin, dry skin cells are more reactive than moisturised skin cells. It is therefore very important to use effective moisturising products when you are prone to sensitive skin concerns.
Part of the skins natural defence is the skin barrier function, this protective layer helps to keep moisture and hydration in the skin whilst protecting against environmental stressors and bacteria. A compromised skin barrier function can lead to increased sensitivity and in extreme cases, skin concerns such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. A good moisturiser will help to maintain a strong, healthy skin barrier function reducing the risk of sensitive skin. All of Eminence’s moisturisers will help maintain a healthy skin barrier, and if you choose a moisturiser formulated for sensitive skins you will see an improvement in the sensitivity of your skin too.
We love Eminence’s Linden Calendula Treatment as this treatment cream doubles as both a masque and a moisturiser. With nourishing linden to rejuvenate and nourish the skin and healing Calendula which soothes and repairs you can apply a thin layer and leave on your skin for 5-10 minutes then massage any excess in, or apply a pea-sized amount as your day or night cream.
Eminence’s Facial Oils
There are times when sensitive skin is lacking in natural oils or lipids. These are vital for maintaining the skin barrier function and for keeping your skin supple and moisturised. Adding a sensitive skincare product such as a facial oil to your sensitive skincare regimen can help to keep sensitivity at bay. Our favourite facial oil for sensitive skins is Eminence's Facial Recovery Oil, part of their Beyond Organic Collection. This oil contains Bio-dynamic organic ingredients making it a more potent facial oil that is uber calming. This healing oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and contains calming ylang ylang, sesame seed oil and olive oil. Use this hypo-allergenic facial oil on its own as an intensely hydrating moisturiser or add a few drops to your favourite day or night cream to add a punch of hydration.
There are times when you may need to see a sensitive skin dermatologist or healthcare expert as sensitive skin may have an underlying medical condition or allergy that needs to be checked. You may also require medical grade skincare products or prescribed products to treat.
When choosing your sensitive skincare products, look for anti-inflammatory ingredients that will calm and soothe your sensitivity and avoid ingredients such as harsh chemicals, parabens, sulphates, propylene glycol and artificial dyes and fragrances that can irritate the skin instead. Make sure you use products that will hydrate and moisturise your skin from your cleanser to the addition of a facial oil. A daily skincare regimen that is formulated for sensitive skins can help to reduce the visible signs of sensitivity whilst reducing the reactiveness of your skin overall.
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