If your skin is known for being easily irritated or prone to allergies, then your skincare products should feature ingredients that calm and soothe the skin. Using products with “fragrances” and synthetic chemicals will often add irritation to your already sensitive skin. You will see the best results by choosing products that have the most simple (and pure) ingredients possible and are high in antioxidants.
Even though your skin is sensitive, regular exfoliation is still important to remove dead skin cell build up. A favorite daily exfoliate for others with sensitive skin is our washcloths: gentle, yet effective. You might want to limit deeper exfoliating products, like our scrub, to once a week if you have extremely sensitive skin.
Toner is often a skipped step in a daily routine, but it is one of the best steps for re-energizing and instantly hydrating skin. Immediately after cleansing and exfoliating your face, mist your face with Rose Water Toner. This will help the appearance of pores and prep your skin for maximum absorption.
Moisturizing every morning and evening is important to heal, rejuvenate, and nourish your skin. Keeping your skin hydrated will also help create a protective barrier against bacteria and free radicals. Serums are great for hydrating and restoring nutrients. A favorite for sensitive skin, is our Argan Face Oil.
The last step in your routine is protecting your skin. Keeping your skin protected and moisturized will help strengthen its barrier and prevent damage. In summer, don't forget sunscreen and year-round carry Lip Balm to apply as needed and even Rose Water Toner to mist on as an instant refresher throughout the day.
Your skin is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting you from outside “germs” (bacteria, viruses, and fungi). Building and maintaining strong skin is a way to support your immune system. You can strengthen your skin by keeping it clean, moisturized, and by keeping the good bacteria (microbiota) on your skin alive. You should avoid ingredients that weaken your skin like products with alcohol, strong foaming agents (SLS), antibacterial agents like Benzalkonium Chloride, fragrance, and inflammatory ingredients like soy. For your skin type, lavender, argan oil, and shea butter are all great natural ingredients to help keep sensitive skin soothed and healthy.