Having sensitive skin seems like a lot of hard work. But it is necessary to protect the skin from dangers that people tend to ignore. No matter your skin type, sensitive skin should be cared for most compassionately. We will go through exactly how it should be cared for.
What does it mean to have ‘Sensitive Skin’?
Sensitive skin is a skin condition universal to all skin types—dry, combination, or oily. A person with sensitive skin experiences a burning, tingling sensation and pain due to various factors—chemicals, heat, UV rays, allergens, or hormonal factors.
Having sensitive skin means your skin is sensitive to even minute harmful particles. You have to be very careful while choosing sensitive skin products. Let’s dig into the essential skin care tips that sensitive skin types must follow:
1. Use a gentle cleanser
Cleansing two times a day is the mandate in a skincare routine. Sensitive skin types must choose a cleanser very carefully. You should ideally opt for mild cleansing formulas devoid of alcohol, fragrance, and synthetic colors.
Try Skin Q’s Dermatologist formulated Daily Glow Cleanser for all skin types. This soap-free cleanser comes with in-built active ingredients of Niacinamide,
Evening Primrose Oil, and Glycerine. This mild formulation deep cleanses, soothes skin, and provides a brightened appearance. It is a completely safe face wash for sensitive skin.
2. Avoid products with harsh chemicals and deodorizers
Needless to say, all skin types must stay from sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, fragrances, or any other harsh chemicals. Especially if you have sensitive skin, you cannot ignore this reminder. Using such irritants will only aggravate your skin concerns.
3. Add Serum to your skincare routine
Serums are great formulations that serve multiple purposes for different skin types and skin concerns. Sensitive skin types can use a serum with anti-inflammatory properties, preventing redness, breakouts, and burning.
Try Skin Q’s Hydrate Elixir for dehydrated, dry, and sensitive skin. It contains the active ingredients—Hyaluronic acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, and Retinol Liposomes—that work together to provide deep hydration, nourishment to restore skin balance, and repair skin barriers. If you have dehydrated sensitive skin, this serum will work wonders for you.
4. Never skip Sunscreen
The importance of sunscreen cannot be emphasized enough. Everybody should use this holy grail every day, whether you are indoors or outdoors. The UV rays emitted from the sun can cause skin damage like redness, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging. Sensitive skin can get aggravated under harmful UV rays. It is very essential to apply sunscreen for skin protection. For this, you need to ensure your sunscreen is non-comedogenic with a broad spectrum. Sensitive skin types can choose a physical or chemical sunscreen depending on what suits the skin they have—dry, oily, or a combination.
Check out Skin Q’s Sun Protect Gel with SPF 40 and PA++++ for all skin types. This non-comedogenic sunscreen contains the potent ingredient L-Ascorbic Acid and vows to protect skin against sun damage. The formulation is non-oily, nonsticky, and super light. This is an ideal sunscreen for sensitive skin types.
5. Moisturizer is a must
Do not skip moisturizer even if you have oily skin. Moisturizer provides hydration to the skin and keeps it supple. It is the last step (before moisturizer in the day) in a skincare routine and is also, very important. Sensitive skin types must choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer that hydrates skin; gel, lotion, or cream formulations depending on the skin type.
Check out Skin Q’s Moisture balm for dry and normal skin. This dermatologist-formulated moisturizer comes with in-built active ingredients—Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, and Shea Butter. The moisture balm vows to repair skin, and reduce dryness by preventing loss of hydration. If you are looking for a moisturizer for dehydrated sensitive skin, here’s the one for you.
6. Minimal Makeup
Makeup can be your worst enemy when you have sensitive skin. Makeup products contain a lot of harmful ingredients that can cause acne, clogged pores, redness, itchiness, and other harmful reactions to the skin. Buy your makeup products carefully and opt for a lightweight foundation. Do not overdo your makeup, try to keep it minimal.
7. Remove makeup as religiously as you apply
Everybody loves doing makeup but not everyone removes it as religiously as it is applied. The effects of not removing makeup properly are harmful to the skin and if you have sensitive skin, the effects come immediately. Your skin may get worse with inflammation, redness, clogged pores, and breakouts. Makeup must be removed effectively as soon as you get home after a long day.
Try Skin Q’s Gentle Micellar Water, a two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser for all skin types. This formulation with Aloe Vera, Niacinamide, and Glycerine removes makeup and excess oil effectively, leaving the skin cleansed and soothed. This is a great product to keep for your sensitive skin.