We are all very unique and when it comes to looking after our skin, some of us are more prone to react to certain factors that can often cause sensitivity.

A sensitive skin type can experience dryness, redness and inflammation. These symptoms can generally be managed by making some simple changes to your lifestyle and skincare routine.

Allergies and inflammation can be more severe and as a result of a skin condition such as dermatitis, rosacea and eczema. It is important to understand these symptoms and treat them appropriately. Most skin conditions can be managed further and it’s best to speak to a dermatologist or GP for expert advice.

For the sensitive skin type, products that are free from fragrance and parabens and are formulated with nourishing ingredients will offer soothing results to dry skin that is prone to redness. Products that aim to strengthen the skin barrier and protect it by adding that extra dose of hydration will lock in moisture, looking after those dry patches and flakiness.

What to look out for

All skin is different so it’s important to find something that works for you.

Ingredients including AHA’s, hyaluronic acid and retinol can be too harsh and may trigger your symptoms. Rich botanicals and essential oils can be too rich for sensitive skin so always check the bottle for ingredients before using a new product.

If you are prone to redness and irritation, it’s best to patch test new products and seek professional advice on your skin’s condition before starting a skincare regime.

Inflammation and redness can be irritating so choose gentle cleansers like a micellar water to avoid rubbing the skin which may cause irritation. Soothing lotions with the addition of calming rose, lavender and aloe vera relieve your symptoms and lock in moisture.

The right mix of nourishing oils can also work wonders on flaky skin. Look out for ingredients including oatmeal, goats’ milk and calendula.

We’ve got your sensitive skin covered from head to toe:

Skinstitut
Microbiome Micellar Water 200ml
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Dermalogica
Ultracalming Mist 177ml
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La Roche Posay
Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum 20ml
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Dr Roebucks
Nuddy Ultra Hydrating and Repair Crème 50ml
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We are Feel Good Inc.
Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50+ 200ml
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By Genevieve Reynolds

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