A Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
Step 3 – Sensitive Moisturiser
A skincare routine for sensitive skin can be a pain to work out!
This is because it can be difficult for people with sensitive skin to find suitable products that also perform well!
I chose the ingredients in this product because they are less likely to cause reactions in easily irritated skin. It is impossible to predict reactions or sensitivity in advance, unless you already have the information about what you react to. Let me explain the difference between sensitive skin and sensitisation.
In general, experts agree that sensitive skin is genetic, (or hereditary.) It is often characterised by feelings of heat, dryness, itching or breakouts.
Sensitised skin happens because of an external event, however, it can happen with products you have used for several years sometimes. I have experienced, in particular, people who have become sensitised during pregnancy, whereas they had no issues prior to becoming pregnant! It is also common after harsh treatments, such as chemical peels due to the skin barrier being damaged. The other reason for sudden sensitisation to your normal products is that your immune system develops anti-bodies to a substance, even one that you have been using for some time.
How I can help
On the other hand, I have had customers who have decided to ditch their current skincare and stock up on a whole range of Imago Skincare and have then suffered a reaction. In those cases, I advise stopping all application and waiting until the reaction has fully cleared, after which, they try one product at a time, starting with a small patch test and waiting a week before trying another product. This has worked very well in the past. I always advise new customers who have very sensitive skin to try this method.
The other advantage of this is that I can sometimes identify which ingredient is causing the problems and work around it, if possible.
I can also help but looking at the products a customer can use so that I know what their skin will tolerate. Furthermore, I can create bespoke products, for example if you are sensitive or allergic to lavender, I can make up a product without adding it to your product. I do this for a client who is not allergic or sensitised but she cannot tolerate certain smells. When I make a batch of product, I simple remove enough for her and use a different blend of fragrance.
Find out about step 1 here
Find out about step 2 here
Formulated for Sensitive, fragile and irritated skin, but suitable for most skin types.
Ingredients and benefits
- Rosehip Oil, when blended with Apricot Kernel oil, increases the resilience of the skin, therefore, it is an excellent choice for sensitive skin. Another benefit is that it balances skin tone creating an even glow to the complexion.
- Apricot Kernel Oil is a very gentle oil and is recommended for sensitive skin. It is nutritious for the skin, having up to 78% Omega 9 and up to 33% Omega 6. It is a very good moisturising oil, which leaves the skin soft and smooth.
- Borage Oil is rich in linoleic acid, which helps skin elasticity as well as being perfect for sensitive skin and is nourishing and hydrating
- Organic Cucumber Extract keeps the skin moisturised and is very soothing, in addition, it can help the complexion to look fresh and revitalised.
- Hyaluronic Acid – I use a vegan product that has good eco credentials. Hyaluronic acid is not an acid but a salt, which is naturally produced by the body, however, levels reduce as we age. Because it is naturally produced by the body, reactions are very rare. It is used to bind moisture to the skin and keep it in good condition. Hyaluronic acid is what gives the skin its volume and plumpness. Because of its hydrating properties, it softens and smooths the skin, thereby helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helping sensitive skin to stay healthy. This is especially useful to dry or dehydrated skin.
- Arctic Cranberry Seed Extract contains essential fatty acids and tochotrienols, therefore it naturally moisturises, protects and nourishes the skin
- A blend of Chamomile, Neroli and Rose Geranium Essential Oils provides anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties while helping to reduce redness.
- Allantoin, is taken from the comfrey plant helps reduce the skin’s reaction to irritants.
How to use it in your skincare routine for sensitive skin
Apply to the skin in upward movements am and pm, after carrying out Step 1 and Step 2. You only need two pumps from the airless container so it is also value for money. The whole range of Sensitive Products can be purchased in a small sample pack, Travel Sizes or a boxed collection.
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