The Best Beauty Routine for Sensitive Skin

Super dry skin, red spots on your cheeks, small itchy spots and skin, which has a tendency to overheat? This is the unfortunate reality of having sensitive skin. When creating a sensitive skin care routine, you have to pay extra close attention to the ingredients in your skincare products as even the slightest reaction can trigger it and ruin the pH balance of your skin.

Sensitive skin is particularly intolerant, meaning that it reacts a lot more than normal skin types. This hyper-reactivity can cause the skin to tingle, itch and heat up. The barrier function of the epidermis layer is altered, which encourages dehydration of the skin and, in particular, the penetration of potentially irritating agents. Often accompanied by redness, sensitive skin is particularly reactive to sunlight, cold, temperature changes, soaps, stress, emotions, and often beauty products. Following are some some sensitive skin care tips and a sensitive skin care routine that you should you adopt to learn how to soothe sensitive skin and enjoy soft, comfortable and vibrant skin.

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Cleansing

Whatever you do, don't neglect the cleansing stage. It not only helps to get rid of all traces of make-up but also all the impurities which build up throughout the day (oil, dirt, pollution, sweat). Go for cleansers with a softer texture: sensitive skin is better suited to an oil cleanser, micellar water or a milk cleanser. And take care to rub it in gently to avoid irritating your skin. You can try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Purifying Micellar Water that gently pulls out all the impurities from the skin caused by pollution (pm 2.5), makeup, sebum and dust!

For those of you who also like to double cleanse your skin, our tip to get glowing skin is to avoid traditional soaps which can damage the skin's natural hydrolipidic film and make it feel like your skin is being tugged on. You could also try exfoliating once a week using a very gentle scrub, preferably an enzymatic one as any granules or beads could irritate sensitive skin. Using salicylic acid for sensitive skin is a great way to gently exfoliate your sensitive skin without aggravating in. Try the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence, enriched with brightening actives and salicylic acid. The watery and light-weight formula which goes 10 layers deep into your skin* to hydrate it from within and brings out your glowing, bright and crystal-clear skin. The essence with salicylic acid accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. It helps you prep the skin for the day ahead! If you are wondering about how to use salicylic acid in your skincare routine, the good news is that salicylic acid can be used daily on a cleansed face. All you need is three to four drops of the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence in your morning and night skincare routine to treat yourself to the benefits of salicylic acid for sensitive skin. To boost the effects of Salicylic acid, you can also use a sheet mask on days when your skin needs an extra boost of the skin-loving ingredient.

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Hydrating

The most important thing for sensitive skin is to hydrate it to help stabilize the hydrolipidic film, balance out the skin's functions and reduce any uncomfortable sensations. It's a good idea to apply a hydrating and nourishing serum under your day cream to help deeply moisturize your skin and calm any redness. Then use a moisturizing day cream that is suited to your skin's needs: anti-wrinkle, anti-blemish, radiance-boosting, anti-fatigue. This will help form a protective barrier against external aggressors.

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Beautifying

When it comes to make-up, choose products that are specially formulated for sensitive skin. Also, try to use as few products as possible to limit the risk of reactions. For foundation, liquid and cream formulas are best as they provide a little more hydration than powders, which tend to be more drying. For blush, also opt for cream or liquid textures to avoid dehydration and discomfort.

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Repairing

In the evening, you need to increase the hydration x10. A cream with a rich formula will act as a bandage to soothe, soften and repair sensitive skin that has been weakened throughout the day. You can also apply a hydrating sheet mask twice a week, which will help intensely nourish the epidermis and alleviate any tugging sensations. To hydrate your skin use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask three times a week and enjoy hydrated, refined, and smooth skin.

Sensitive skin might seem a bit difficult to handle but usually is manageable with the right sensitive skin care routine. Sensitive skin gets easily irritates, and that is why you must protect it and care for it with the best products, treatments, and these sensitive skin care tips.

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer