How to Care for Sensitive Skin

All skin can become sensitive from time to time. Elements in your environment, like pollutants, the weather, your diet, and irritants in beauty products can all make your skin feel more sensitive. The skin might feel tight, itchy, or inflamed. You can’t change your environment much, but you can change the way you care for your skin to make sensitive skin more comfortable. 

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Get back to basics

Make your skincare routine as simple as possible. Ditch products that contain harsh chemicals that could upset your skin and instead look for soothing products, like ISUN Skincare. If you overdo it with your skincare, then you can make your skin more irritated. Your skin shouldn’t feel squeaky clean. Instead, it should feel gently cleansed and refreshed. Simplify your skincare and choose gentler products without added colours or scents. 

Remove your make-up before you sleep

Taking off your makeup before you sleep is an important habit. If you leave your makeup on, your skin can get irritated as you sleep. A gentle foaming cleanser will gently remove your makeup and refresh your skin. To take care of your skin in summer, make sure you wash your face properly at night to get rid of makeup, SPF, and sweat. 

Handle your skin with care

A lot of us are accidentally a bit harsh when we cleanse our skin. Without realising, you can be rubbing and tugging at your skin. Take your time when you’re taking your makeup off. For eye makeup, use a cotton pad that you’ve soaked in eye makeup remover, and hold it over the eye longer to allow it to dissolve waterproof makeup without pulling and tugging at your skin. 

Safeguard sensitive skin against the sun

Your skin can be damaged by the effects of UVA and UVB rays even if the sun isn’t strong. Cloudy days can also damage your skin. One of the most important tips for any type of skin is to always use sunscreen in your daily skincare routine. This will protect your skin all year round. Use a moisturiser that includes an added SPF every day, and wear proper sunscreen on days with high UV. Don’t forget to use sunscreen on any exposed skin, not just your face. 

Cool down your skin

Heat can upset sensitive skin, so wash your face with cool water rather than hot. When you shower, don’t turn the temperature up too high either. Hot water can be very drying to the skin. If you feel your skin needs to be cooled down, put a damp face cloth in the fridge to use as a compress for irritated, hot skin. 

Protect against pollution

Throughout the day, pollution in the air can stick to the skin and start damaging your skin’s barrier, especially if you live in an urban area. This can lead to irritation. To fight against this, cleanse frequently. Cleanse your face at the beginning and the end of the day to get rid of dirt and impurities. Keep cleansing wipes in your bag for on the go cleansing if you feel you need it. 


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