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The Perfect Sensitive Skin Skincare Routine

skincare routine for sensitive skin

Irritation, redness and an uneven skin tone are all symptoms of sensitive skin. To manage flare-ups and to keep skin calm, clear and balanced, it’s essential to establish a consistent and effective routine that incorporates high-quality skincare for sensitive skin.

What Is Sensitive Skin? 

People with sensitive skin are prone to redness, facial flushing and itchiness, and can also be more vulnerable to allergies. There are two forms of skin sensitivity:

  • Sensitive skin can be an inherited genetic condition. It usually occurs in fair skin (people with northern European ancestry), which has less pigmentation and a thinner epidermal layer.
  • Skin sensitivity can develop because of various cosmetics, environmental aggressors or a poor diet.

How To Treat Sensitive Skin 

sensitive skin skincare routine

If you experience sensitive skin, you want to focus on a few key products. Instead, focus on three key aspects of sensitive skin routine 

  • Use gentle products that are compatible with sensitive skin  
  • Apply plenty of hydrating skincare  
  • Keep it simple, using fewer products to avoid stressed skin 

Once the skin has calmed a little, then you can introduce additional products to help nourish the skin and provide sensitive skincare, as well as any targeted treatments for other skin concerns. 

Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin 

1. Cleanse with a gentle face wash 

It’s important to regularly wash away the build-up of dirt and impurities on your skin, in order to prevent congested pores and irritation. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils every morning and evening 

We recommend Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser & Makeup Remover. Dermatologically approved for sensitive skin, its blissfully creamy formulation includes antioxidant-rich Vinanza® Oxifend, nutrient-rich avocado oil and marigold bloom to gently yet effectively cleanse, freshen and soften your skin.

Top Tip: In the evening, we suggest double cleansing by using an oil-based cleanser before a face wash to effectively remove SPF and makeup.

2. Soothe with a hydrating serum

To rebalance your skin after cleansing, sweep a gentle serum over your complexion to soothe and hydrate it.  

We suggest using the Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum. Powered with coffee berry and açaí, this antioxidant-rich serum helps to soften, revitalize and provide hydration for sensitive skin. 

3. Moisturize with a protective cream 

When creating the perfect skincare routine for sensitive skin, opt for a moisturizer that protects against environmental aggressors and provides deep hydration.  

We recommend the Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream:

  • Organic avocado oil helps to create a healthy, plumped-looking visage and diminish the appearance of fine lines 
  • Manuka flower oil, renowned for its revitalizing benefits, promotes a blemish-free complexion 
  • Essential fats help to transform tired and stressed skin 

Top Tip: Take extra care to apply the Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream using light, upward strokes to your face, neck and decolletage. 

The ultimate skincare routine for sensitive skin follows three simple steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. Remember to opt for gentle, deeply hydrating products that shield your skin from irritating aggressors. You can explore our full range of skincare for sensitive skin on our website.  



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