If you have sensitive skin, you know that it can be a real challenge to find skincare products that won’t irritate your skin. In this blog post, we will discuss what causes sensitive skin and what you can do to prevent your skin from becoming irritated. We’ll also let you in on the best skincare routine for sensitive skin as well as recommend some of the best products you can use.
What is sensitive skin?
When talking about skin types, sensitive skin is often misunderstood. You see, it’s not really a skin type, but rather a skin condition that can affect anyone, regardless of their skin type. Sensitive skin is characterized by reactivity and sensitivity to certain factors such as weather conditions, pollution, stress, and even certain skincare products.
What causes sensitive skin?
It’s very common for most people to automatically think that the product they’re using is the one causing their skin irritation, but there are also many possible causes of sensitive skin.
The most common culprit is a weakened skin barrier and a lack of nutrients in the skin. When your skin barrier is compromised, it becomes less able to protect your skin from aggressors like irritants and allergens. This can lead to inflammation, redness, dryness, and even breakouts.
If you’re serious about treating your sensitive skin, the first thing you have to do is to figure out if you have an underlying skin problem that has something to do with your internal health or if it’s just a skin problem. Take into consideration your lifestyle, if you’re taking any kind of medication, what kind of outside exposure you have, your age bracket, etc.
It’s best to consult a licensed esthetician so you can really dig deeper and find the root cause of your skin problem.
How to treat sensitive skin?
The best way to treat sensitive skin is by investing time and money in your skincare routine. Your skincare routine at home is the key for sensitive, problematic skin because while it is important to have facials regularly, it is still more effective if you use the appropriate skincare products daily.
Facials and a good skincare routine should go hand-in-hand, but if you have to choose one, stick to your at-home skincare routine. And remember that if you want to actually see results, you have to be very diligent with your routine.
The Best Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
So here it is, finally. Licensed esthetician Spela Hernandez’s recommended skincare routine for those with sensitive skin:
Sensitive skin usually needs a very, very gentle approach so you have to start slow. Make sure to nourish the skin and make it feel comfortable enough so that it is able to take additional products/steps that will help heal your skin.
Step 1: Peptide Sensi Cleanse
First, you want to make sure that you’re not applying anything that will add to the irritation. If your cleanser is making your skin feel a stinging, burning sensation, then it probably means that your cleanser is a little bit too active.
Peptide Sensi Cleanse is a very gentle and creamy cleanser that provides a deep, pore-cleansing experience without damaging your skin. It’s highly effective for those with sensitive skin.
Step 2: Lipid Refresh Hydrating Toner
You have to make sure that your skin is getting the nutrients it needs in order to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. Spalina Skincare’s Lipid Refresh Hydrating Toner not only balances your pH levels, it also delivers nutrients to your skin and provides intense hydration, and reduces skin irritation.
Step 3: Stem Cell Infusion Serum
Serums are the key factors for any kind of skincare routine, especially for sensitive skin because they deliver the necessary nutrients your skin needs. Stem Cell Infusion Serum is the best regenerative serum that’s available on the market. The growth factors and stem cells in this serum will help speed up the healing process of the skin.
Step 4: Restorative Algae Creme with CQ10
This moisturizer is great for sensitive skin because it will help hydrate and calm down inflamed skin. It helps retain and seal water in your skin as well as heal it.
Step 5: Hydrating Mineral Zinc Oxide SPF 40 Sunscreen
Of course, sunscreen should never not be included in any skincare routine. This is the most important step in your skincare routine. Make sure you use the Hydrating Mineral Zinc Oxide SPF 40 sunscreen and not the tinted one because you want to avoid adding anything that can cause irritation to your skin. And because the Hydrating Mineral Zinc Oxide sunscreen is super hydrating, it works a lot better for sensitive skin than the tinted one.
Don’t worry though, you can add that to your routine a little bit later, but for now, you’ll want to stick with the very basic.
Your nighttime skincare routine will be pretty much the same with the exception of sunscreen.
This is a very basic skincare routine for sensitive skin that would help you establish a healthy barrier. Once that’s established, you can take additional steps to advance your routine. For example, 2 weeks into your routine, you can add the Complex Vitamin C as it provides protection from free radicals and contains glutathione and colloidal gold which will help with the healing process.
Please remember that you have to trust the process and be very diligent with your skincare routine if you want to see results. You can’t allow laziness to win and make excuses.
If you need further help, Spalina Skincare offers online consultations and can help you achieve beautiful, healthy, glowing skin.
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