Still can’t seem to nix that red inflamed skin that keeps flaring up every day? It could be that you are using the wrong skincare. Here is your ultimate skincare routine, sorted.
3 things we do know about sensitive skin…
Associate Professor Dr Greg Goodman at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria gives his top tips for caring for sensitive skin. Your ultimate skin routine sorted.
Cleanse – Choose a mild, milky type of cleanser that contains gentle calming and soothing cleansing ingredients and is preferably soap-free. “The cleanser should be non-comedogenic for acne-prone skin,” says Goodman. Try Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, $12.99
Exfoliate – Exfoliate twice a week only. Opt for products that gently polish the skin. Go for ingredients like hydroxyl acids such as salicylic acid and lactic acid or fruit enzymes that dissolve the dead skin cells without the use of friction. Try Glo.Therapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub, $51
Mask – Go for an ultra-calming hydrating mask for 10 minutes twice a week. Try Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask, $19.95 for 5 sheets
Spritz – Light facial mists are designed to reduce redness and flushing. Keep one on hand for any time during the day. We Love Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist, $39.95
Protect – Consider using calming skin boosters or serums after cleansing and before moisturising. Try Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster, $73
Moisturise – find a moisturiser that protects the skin from moisture loss and against harmful environmental aggressors that can irritate the skin. Avoid fragrance, colours and go for non-comedogenic products, so they won’t clog your pores. “Moisturisers remain pretty constant for a skin type over many years in an individual, unless disease, sunshine or ageing directs a change of product.” Try Simple As That Natural Moisturiser, $26.95
Don’t forget sunscreen every day – UVA and UVB rays will just add to your problems and inflame the skin. Go for a good lightweight sunscreen like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen, $16.99 as it’s non-comedogenic and oil-free.
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