With everyone having unique skin and there being different things that work for different people and skin types, knowing your skin type is incredibly helpful so you have an idea of how you can best care for your skin. Dry sensitive skin, for example, needs different things than oily/dehydrated skin.
So for all those with dry sensitive skin, especially during the hottest months of the year when your skin needs a little extra TLC, here are some ways you can properly care for it to keep it happy and healthy:
Cleanse with gentle products and only at night
While it may be against what most of us are used to hearing, dry sensitive skin can actually great benefit from only being cleansed with gentle products at night and skipping the morning cleanse. In the morning, rinse with lukewarm water instead. At night, the gentle cleanse with a first product that focuses on gently removing sunscreen, build-up and any makeup and then a second product that gently cleanses but also hydrates is a routine that can help you skin glow!
Moisturizing is the top priority
Moisturizing is the top priority for everyone, and especially for who has dry sensitive skin. It replenishes and calms the skin, which in turns reduces the stress it may be experiencing. Opt for products that are made with natural healing ingredients, such as the Blue Lagoon treatments for skin and dedicated moisturizes that focus on replenishing and hydrating.
Avoid harsh ingredients
Although the market and skincare treatments include a multitude of physical and chemical exfoliating options, these can exacerbate the sensitivity for those with dry sensitive skin. So avoid chemical peels and scrubs, as they can strip your skin and cause greater sensitivity and irritation. Instead, opt for hydrating, calming and nourishing treatments that will replenish your skin rather than stress it out.
Check product ingredients
It is a must to check the ingredients list for your skincare and makeup products, since there are specific ingredients that can particularly dry out and irritate your skin. Ingredients to look for and avoid include SLS, fragrance and alcohol. These are ones you want to avoid at all costs to protect your skin.
Always pat your skin dry, never rub
While many of us may have grown up rubbing our skin dry with a towel, this can cause irritation and even damage to your skin. Instead, pat your skin dry gently with a microfiber towel cloth. This is a step to use if you are not going in directly with product to damp skin. Some products do require your skin to be dry first, and this is when you want to pat your skin dry or simply wait for your skin to dry.
While we hear a lot about sun protection, I have to mention it here too! It is crucial to limit sun exposure and always apply SPF, even when it’s cloudy, to protect your skin from skin damage and avoid extra irritation from the sun. Remember to apply throughout the day and you can even incorporate a sun hat or other physical barrier such as an umbrella when possible to keep your skin protected.
Disclosure: This is a guest post.