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5 Top Tips For Sensitive Skin

Three products for sensitive skin on a table.

Does your skin react with redness, itchiness, dryness, or rashes when you try different products, scrub too hard, or face the elements? Don’t stress! (Studies show stress can make skin irritation worse). 

While you might not be able to change your skin type, there are steps you can take to minimize reactions. The secret to keeping your sensitive skin calm and happy lies in how you approach your skincare routine. Here are a few of our favourite tips.

Top Tips for sensitive skin

Introduce new products slowly

If you’re transitioning to a new routine, introduce products one at a time so you can pinpoint the cause of any reactions. Always patch test new products on your forearm (waiting 24 hours to see if irritation occurs) before applying them to your face.

Less is more

If you have easily irritated skin, basic is often best. A gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen is sometimes all you need. If your skin can handle more, try a skincare routine tailored to sensitive skin with gentle ingredients.

Identify your triggers

Knowledge is power and the more you know, the more you’ll be able to understand what ingredients may or may not work for you. A few of the most common irritants include fragrances, dyes, and parabens. 

Sample first

Samples are a great way to test a variety of products without committing to the full sizes. If you’re seeking a new routine, try building one with samples, adding or removing products based on what does and doesn’t work for your sensitive skin.

When in doubt, ask

Need help finding the perfect product or routine for your sensitive skin? Take our 1-minute Skincare Quiz to find exactly what your skin needs or book in a complimentary phone consultation with a member of our team to get personalized recommendations that work for you.

*If you’re experiencing rosacea, eczema, or dermatitis, we always recommend consulting a dermatologist before trying new products.

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