4 Tips to Combat Sensitive Skin

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Sensitivity, inflammation and redness of the face are some of the most common skin care concerns. Whether it’s the result of sun exposure, harsh exfoliators or dehydration, it is important to find out the root cause of your skin’s sensitivity in order to understand how you can effectively calm and soothe it. Whilst sensitivity may not be completely curable, there are however many ways to ease inflamed skin, minimise the symptoms of rosacea and reduce overall skin redness. Here are our top tips for how to get healthy skin:

1. Protect your skin

The most important beauty advice that any skincare expert will give you on how to get healthy skin, is to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Too much sun exposure can damage your skin leaving it dry, flaky and irritated and in the long term can cause premature skin aging. When sunburn is really bad, it can even cause your skin to become inflamed. Try Olay’s Complete Care Sensitive Day Cream with spf 15. Specifically designed for sensitive skin, this will nourish and hydrate your skin while also providing you with all the protection you need from harmful UV rays.

2. Gently Exfoliate

Exfoliating regularly helps keep your complexion smooth and refined by removing dead skin cells and any built up dirt that could be clogging your pores. However if done too often and too vigorously, it can damage and aggravate the skin's surface. If you suffer from sensitive skin, it is important to exfoliate gently. Try using a face mask that contains active exfoliating ingredients that will also soothe and cool the skin. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque for example, eliminates impurities and toxins on the skin whilst ingredients like oatmeal and aloe vera help to calm and soothe the complexion, instantly reducing visible signs of redness and leaving you with healthy skin.

3. Invest in a primer

Primers provide your skin with a protective barrier that your makeup can cling to. With a growing range of primers all targeting different skin concerns, they are fast establishing themselves as a crucial way to get healthy skin. To combat sensitivity, try using Dermablend Skin Perfector Redness Reducing Primer. The green tint will even out skin tone covering any visible redness that often comes with having inflamed or irritated skin, and the spf will work to prevent any further irritation caused by the sun.

4. Hydrate the skin with an intensive night cream or serum

More often that not dry, irritated and sensitive skin just needs an extra bit of TLC. Using a rich, emollient beauty product at night is perfect for achieving healthy skin. This is due to the fact that your skin works overnight to recover and repair itself from any damage. Using a serum like Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Treatment will intensely hydrate your skin leaving you waking up to soothed, glowing and healthy skin.

Good luck trying out these tips and be sure to let us know how it goes by tweeting us @MyBeautyMatches.