How to take care of sensitive skin?
Good question and probably the hardest of all when it comes to skin care.
Since my teenage years I have been struggling with my extremely sensitive skin. I often have dry patches, which are itchy and even painful at times. My skin gets so dry that starts to peel off or bleed.
And because my skin is so sensitive this also makes her very vulnerable to the environment conditions. All of this leads to slow healing, acne prone, dry, dehydrated skin.
Here I will explain my skin care routine and how I managed to keep my sensitive skin under control.
Every morning before work I take a shower and follow very simple, but effective skin care routine.
While I’m under the shower I wash my face with LAROCHE-POSAY CLEANSING MICELLAR FOAMING WATER for sensitive skin.
This is gentle micellar water that when shaked forms into a foam. It’s good for both cleaning your make-up or as a basic washing foam.
I prefer to use this on make-up free face as part of my hygiene routine.
When using this foam apply with your fingertips to the whole face. Gently massage, then rinse. Avoid eye area.
What I like to do is to use my HAILI CARE Cleansing facial massage brush to apply the foam instead of my hands.
This brush is made medical silicone and is 100 % waterproof, which makes it perfect for use under the shower.
It vibrates 8000 times per minute, which provides deep cleance and exfoliation. I use this brush daily, because it’s very gentle and doesn’t irritate or dry my skin out.
On bad skin days I will follow up with CLARINS Gentle Foaming Cleanser.
This cleanser makes my skin extremely soft and smooth. It leaves your skin feeling fresh, baby soft and clean. Have in mind that this cleanser can be a little drying, so make sure to follow up with deep moisturizer or facial oil.
For moisturizer I like to use L’OREAL EXTRAORDINARY OIL Rebalancing. Typically I don’t use L’OREAL skin care products, because they tend to brake my skin out, but I am very happy with this product. It nourishes, brightens, tightens my pores and it’s not greasy. What I most like about this product is that it moisturizes my skin without leaving it greasy and helps to blend make-up perfectly.
Moving to undereye area. My undereye area has always been very dry, but the last couple of years became really bad. My regular eye creams didn’t work anymore, so I had to switch to something else.
I came across VICHY IDEALIA Eye contour idealizer and I fell in love. This eye cream has it all – it’s moisturizing, it has a colour tint which helps to cover up dark circles and brightens up the undereye area thanks to it’s fine reflective particles. Smooths fine lines. Illuminates shadows. Non-sticky, non-greasy finish, which makes it the perfect base for your concealer.
Then I move on to applying my make-up.
When I come back from work the first thing I do is to wash my hands and remove my make-up. My favourite way to remove my make-up is by using BIODERMA SENSIBIO H2O. This is the only
cleansing solution that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and eyes by far.
After removing my make-up I will go and wash my face using my LAROCHE-POSAY CLEANSING MICELLAR FOAMING WATER.
On the weekends
On the weekends or on my hair wash day I also use my PHILIPS PURE RADIANCE Facial Cleansing System. This is rotating facial cleansing brush, which comes with soft brush for sensitive skin. I use this brush only once or twice a week.
When using this brush I also like to add my CLARISONIC Deep pore daily cleanser. This cleanser is very helpful when you have acne and blackheads. I find it very useful for reducing the blackheads on my nose, chin and forehead. I apply a little bit on my brush and then gently slide the moving brush on my whole face and concentrating on my nose, chin and forehead.
Then for moisturizer I will use VICHY IDEALIA SMOOTHING AND ILLUMINATING CREAM. It’s a day cream, but I prefer to use it at night or after deep cleansing as it can be a little on the heavy side for me.
If you want more info on this brush, please leave a comment and I will make a review on it.
Thank you for reading ! I hope you’ll find this helpful 🙂