Sensitive skin is quite a subjective term, without a specific diagnosis. However, more and more people are realizing that they have easily irritable, sensitive skin, and this means that it needs some extra care and attention in order to keep it healthy. When it comes to skin care routines, these vary hugely from person to person, but they usually have many basic similarities. OROGOLD brings you a basic skin care routine for sensitive skin.
A Gentle Cleansing
The first step in any skin routine is to cleanse your skin of any makeup, as well as of the dirt and oils that build up during the day. This may seem like a simple step, but those with sensitive skin need to be careful about the cleanser that they choose. Non-soap cleansers are usually best for the body, while a foam cleanser is one that is least likely to irritate the face. Avoid cleansing with anything abrasive, as your skin is likely to react to this. OROGOLD reminds you that cleansing your face can dry out your skin, so don’t cleanse your face until you are ready to follow it up with the rest of the skin care routine.
A Targeted Serum
Serums are usually much more concentrated than moisturizers, and are designed to target specific issues. However, their strong potency means that they can easily irritate sensitive skin, so the best thing to do would be to either purchase one specifically for sensitive skin, such as the OROGOLD Lielle 24K Sensitive Skin Encapsulated Serum, or to look for one that contains niacinamide, as this boosts the barrier of sensitive skin, while keeping it hydrated at the same time. Always make sure to apply the serum to skin that is damp, no more than three minutes after cleansing.
A Protective Moisturizer
Your sensitive skin moisturizer needs to protect your skin, while healing it at the same time, keeping away any inflammation or infection. Applying your moisturizer a few minutes after the serum will help to lock in the serum, preventing your skin from drying out. Always look for moisturizers that are fragrance-free, as many companies use the ingredient ‘fragrance’ to encompass a whole variety of irritable chemicals.
It can be extremely difficult to find products that are suitable for use with sensitive skin, as everybody’s skin will react differently to different ingredients. When using a new product for the first time, make sure to spot test it on a small part of your skin and then leave it for 24 hours. If there is no reaction, then the product should be safe for you to use. Once you have established a skin care regime, make sure that you follow this daily. Each night as you sleep, your body loses moisture, meaning that you need to hydrate it well before sleeping. Night time is also when your cells are healing, so any beneficial ingredients that stimulate this, such as the ones in your targeted serum, are best applied before going to bed.