If you have particularly highly sensitive skin, you will know the ongoing struggle it can cause to keep it looking calm, nourished and above all, youthful. You can spend hours trawling the web for the latest facial products on offer, looking for that little pot of magic that not only will resolve the redness and irritation but also will actually make your skin flourish.
So what should you do? Try following these simple skin care routine to get started
1. Use a Mild and Gentle Cleanser
Never use facial cleansers that are harsh on your skin as this will further lead to inflammation. Some face soaps contain ingredients such as high alkaline content that strip away your skin’s natural oils causing it to be dry and irritated.
Instead, choose a gentle, color and fragrance-free cleanser such as Dr. Sylvia Skin Care Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk. It is also pH balanced, with a pH of 6.2-6.7, and Paraben-free yet it’s still a simple face wash that you can use every day. It also contains Arnica, a well-known ingredient for reducing the appearance of inflammation and irritation, along with encouraging healthy cellular regeneration.
This cleanser also contains Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), which is a natural topical muscle relaxer designed to calm the skin. The presence of Gluconolactone improves the texture and appearance of visibly irritated skin. When used with the Gentle Soothing Toner, this product really shines.
Dr Sylvia Skin Care cares passionately about beautiful skin which is why the Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk was also formulated to be suitable as both a post-peel or post-operative cleanser.
2. Use a Soothing Moisturizer
If you have visibly irritated skin, redness and dryness are among the common skin concerns. This not only causes discomfort but also embarrassment. Finding the right product can make you look and feel healthy, boost your confidence and get you feeling amazing again, so choose the right moisturizer for sensitive skin.
The Ultra Sensitive Moisturizer is color, fragrance and Paraben-free, meaning it is suitable for every skin type even the most sensitive skin. It is also pH balanced, with a pH of 6.0 – 6.5 which can help calm visibly irritated skin. This moisturizer does what any good moisturizer should do, which is to nourish the skin while alleviating the appearance of fine lines.
Another great benefit of using this beauty product is that it also provides soothing protection to delicate skin with a blend of vitamin-rich oils from sunflower and avocado. Arnica and Vitamin K minimize the appearance of redness and broken capillaries and the Shea Butter nourishes and protects fragile skin, promoting the skin’s ability to repair itself. It is simple to use after cleansing and toning, by warming a small amount in your palms and applying over your face and neck.
3. Remove that Makeup
You should never go to bed with your makeup on, as this will clog the pores and won’t allow your skin to regenerate overnight. Skin regeneration is actually faster at night (why do you think they call it beauty sleep?) so this is a really important step in your skin care routine.
Try using an oil and alcohol-free makeup remover, such as Dr. Sylvia Skin Care Gentle MakeUp Remover, making it ideal for anyone with sensitive skin troubles. The light solution gently dissolves water resistant mascara easily and quickly, leaving your skin room to breathe while you sleep. With a pH balance of 6.0-6.5 it is a very mild formula, designed to sweep away impurities without tugging delicate eye tissue, or leaving an oily residue.
Always wipe downwards to prevent damaging the skin and use natural cotton wool or gauze pads only. This particular formula is so gentle, it is even suitable for contact lens wearers.
4. Use an Anti-Inflammatory Treatment to Calm Redness
For anyone that suffers from Rosacea (a condition that causes redness and dilated blood vessels), try using an anti-inflammatory treatment that is clinically-proven to alleviate stressed, sensitive or irritable skin.
Rosacea Care is a highly effective, daily use serum that is infused with 15% Arnica Extract, a well-known skin-relief ingredient that normalizes microcirculation of the blood and improves the skin’s healing abilities.
This product also improves the appearance of dry or damaged skin, by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. It has a pH of 4.7-5.2 and is recommended for sensitive, irritated and mature skin. This excellent serum also contains Defensil-Plus, highly effective treatment composed of Blackcurrant Seed oil and Balloon Vine extract combine with Sunflower Oil Concentrate designed to effectively reduce inflammatory processes and replenish the damaged skin barrier.
The healing properties of Cucumber Seed Oil in Rosacea Care also helps the skin to strengthen its liquid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance and improving skin elasticity. When applied both day and night, or when needed, this serum is fantastic for fighting the effects of Rosacea.
Whatever your sensitive skin needs, you can be sure that with Dr Sylvia Skincare you are using products from a highly trusted brand wherein boosting your self-esteem is at the forefront of our mission. Every product is formulated with safe and effective ingredients that are clinically-proven to give your skin a healthy and youthful look. You should never settle for second best, so why should your skin be any different?