Does your skin tend to react to certain ingredients, or flare up after vigorous cleansing? Learn how to prevent signs of irritation with products and expert tips that are sensitive to your skin.
Tips for Sensitive Skin
Stick to Alcohol- & Fragrance-Free Products
While commonly used skin care alcohols like cetyl or behenyl can have moisturizing properties or an antiseptic function (sopropyl or ethanol), they can only dehydrate skin and increase sensitivity. Likewise, while fragrance adds a pleasant, mood-enhancing scent to products, some can trigger allergic reactions or irritation.
Utilize Gentle Yet Effective Ingredients
Formulas that are gentle on your sensitive skin don't have to be ineffective. Natural-derived ingredients like rose water will help purify, hydrate and soothe your skin. Another solution you can trust is micellar technology, which gently yet powerfully lifts impurities from your skin without any harsh rubbing.
Patch Test New Formulas
Before using a cleanser, moisturizer, or treatment you've never tried, apply a small amount to a patch of skin behind your ear and wait 48 hours to see how your skin reacts.
Create Your Sensitive Skin Routine
Cleansers and Makeup Removers
To avoid irritation, look for gentle cleansers that are so effective they don't require harsh rubbing, and be gentle with the actual cleansing process--wiping, massaging, and patting dry versus scrubbing.
The eyelids and under-eye area are extremely vulnerable to irritation--moreso when your skin is sensitive. Defend this delicate skin with moisturizing treatments that de-puff and reduce the appearance of dark circles.