Redness, flaking, itching, swelling... there's a lot that sensitive skin types go through and it sure isn't easy! Sensitive skin is skin that is more reactive than usual. Triggers can include environmental elements (wind, heat, UV rays etc.), certain foods, hormones and harsh products. Thus, it is imperative to find gentle products that can tackle your skin issues, without irritating it. Since we all have more time in the night to follow our skincare regimes, we've curated an easy, 5-step night-time routine to follow if you have sensitive skin.
Follow these 5 easy steps to strengthen your skin barrier, with no irritation!
Double cleansing is the foundation to good skin. To take off all the makeup, sunscreen and grime of the day, start with an oil-based cleansing balm. Apply a generous amount on to dry skin and massage it in circular motions to give your pores a deep cleanse. Then, add water to emulsify and rinse off. If you are looking for a good one to try, check out the Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm, which is packed with wonderful ingredients such as moringa seed oil, cherry blossom and pearl extracts.
For your second cleanse, go in with a foaming formula to take off any residue. The Chialeader Shine Control Gel Face Wash is the perfect one for the job as it contains soothing ingredients like chia seed and centella asiatica (cica). It comes in-built with a soft, silicone brush to cleanse and refresh your skin.
A face mist is always a good idea! To prep your skin for the next step, lightly spritz on a hydrating formula that will allow your serum and moisturizer to penetrate deep into the skin. The Mon Cherry Brightening Face Mist, with its gentle and nourishing formula, is one of our favourites.
An anti-inflammatory serum is the key to treating sensitive skin. Choose a formula like the Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum, which contains avocado, rice water, bakuchiol and niacinamide. Apart from calming down any irritation, it works to brighten skin and refine pores.
Moisturizers are a must-have in every routine. For sensitive skin types, they help keep your skin plump and soothed. If you are prone to redness, look for a moisturizer such as the Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer. Since it is infused with centella asiatica (cica), it provides a truckload of nourishment and keeps inflammation at bay. The lightweight formula never feels greasy or heavy and can be used every night.
Looking for something more multi-tasking? Swap out your moisturizer for an overnight treatment once to twice a week. The Mama Cica Oil Control Overnight Mask gently exfoliates skin, clears out congestion and maintains the skin's moisture barrier. If you are concerned with blackheads and acne, this is the product for you.
Under Eye Cream
Puffiness often accompanies sensitive skin. To counteract this, look for an eye cream like the Mama Cica Dark Circle Fading Under Eye Cream. The roller ball applicator massages in the brightening formula, while quickly draining excess fluid and depuffing your under-eye bags. Plus, it keeps your skin hydrated and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
Follow this easy 5-step routine to keep your sensitive skin balanced and healthy! Let us know if you have any queries in the comments below.