Have sensitive skin? I have 5 tips you need to know
As I’ve mentioned before, my skin is super sensitive. It thinks its royalty and is treated as such. When I was younger, my skin would become red when I tried new products. After tons of research and a trip to the dermatologist, I learned I have very sensitive skin. I was told to introduce new products slowly (one by one) and track which ones inflamed my face. Fast forward to today and I have a pretty good sense of what products my skin will tolerate. I try to stay clear of harsh fragrances and look for calming ingredients which reduces redness and calm inflammation. Sensitive skin can be exhausting, but one positive aspect is it forces you to take great care of your skin. I frequently receive emails from you guys asking for tips on dealing with sensitive skin. Today I decided to round up 5 tips on how I baby my sensitive skin – enjoy!
1. Wear sunscreen every day
No matter your skin type, everyone needs to wear sunscreen daily. I can’t stress this enough! Not only does the sun age your skin (hello wrinkles!) but the UV rays sink into the deeper layers of your skin where they can damage or kill skin cells. Not only does this leave a nasty burn, it can also lead to skin cancer. For us gals with sensitive skin, the pain of sunburns only multiplies. Sunny, cloudy, raining, hurricane-ing – no matter the weather, if you step outside, you need to apply sunscreen. A common misconception is if it’s not sunny outside, your skin isn’t getting damaged. WRONG! Harmful UV rays can damage your skin on the cloudiest days. Thankfully, wearing sunscreen on your face (and neck) is easier than ever before – there are plenty of options available at your local drugstore! Applying sunscreen doesn’t have to be a chore. Simply incorporate it into your daily skincare routine. You can either find a moisturizer that contains sunscreen, or apply sunscreen right after your moisturizer. Voila! Your skin is protected.
2. Use skincare products created for sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, you know the struggle of finding skincare products that won’t irritate your skin. If you’re like me and like to try new products all the time – try to gravitate towards skincare products fabricated for sensitive skin. Many skincare products contain fragrances and other ingredients that can irritate your skin. Make sure to check the labels on your skincare products and use those aimed at sensitive skin. Many of your favourite skincare companies have skincare lines devoted to sensitive skin. For example, I was recently contacted by the Celestolite team. They wanted me to try out their products, so I quickly scanned their website. Lucky for me, they have a wide range of skincare products for specific needs (skin firming, skin brightening, sensitive skin, anti-aging etc.). I immediately gravitated towards the Celestolite Venus Sensitive Collection. This collection specialized in products with soothing, anti-inflamatory ingredients. I’ve been using their products the past two weeks and they haven’t irritated my skin! Every morning, I wash my face with the Venus Cleansing Mousse. I love how rich this mousse is – it immediately foams up for a gentle application. It has little to no fragrances and contains hydrating properties – meaning my skin doesn’t feel completely stripped after use! This moose leaves my skin feeling cleaned and refreshed. After my skin is cleansed, I use the Celestolite’s Venus Facial Peel to further cleanse my face of built up dirt and makeup. My skin can become irritated if even the smallest amount of dirt or makeup is left on my face overnight. This facial peel isn’t like others that have a burning sensation, quite the opposite! This product contains camellia sinensis leaf extract, a calming ingredient, which leaves your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Afterwards, I apply the Venus Sensitive Day Cream. My skin craves hydration, especially in the morning, so a day cream is essential. The Venus Sensitive Day Cream the perfect weight – not to thick to clog up my pores, but just the right consistency to hydrate my skin. This day cream is infused with soothing properties such as aloe barbadensis leaf extract which makes my skin feel refreshed! Further, the retinyl palmitate, and palmitoyl hexapeptide-12 aids in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, luminous look – love!
3 Use A Night Cream To Restore Skin
If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to use a night cream that hydrates your skin, without clogging your pores. If your skin becomes too dry, it can quickly become irritated. I don’t know about you, but it’s been a struggle finding a night cream that works well and doesn’t leave my skin red or inflamed. I’ve been using Celestolite’s Venus Night Cream for the past two weeks and I’ve been waking up with happy skin! I love how lightweight the formula is! I use a quarter size amount and gently rub it into my skin. This night cream leaves my skin feeling soft, smoothe and refreshed! It also contains anti-aging vitamins and botanical extracts which reduces any fine lines and gives my skin that extra boost. Don’t forget to apply night cream to your neck! Ladies, the neck on your skin is super delicate and can age very quickly. It’s important you keep it hydrated and treat it to anti-aging vitamins in your night cream. You’ll thank me later!
4. Don’t forget to use eye cream!
Up until 5 years ago, I never used eye cream. I know, I know – I’m ashamed! I figured it was for mature skin and wasn’t any concern of mine. Boy was I wrong! Eye cream is essential for skin of all ages. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate on your face. If you have sensitive skin, this only magnifies. In order to nourish the skin around your eyes, you need to apply an eye cream created for sensitive skin. For the past two weeks I’ve been using Celestolite’s Venus Sensitive Eye Cream. This eye cream is specifically designed for sensitive skin in that it contains soothing ingredients such as green tea extract and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. These ingredients are both calming agents to help nourish your skin and reduce any swelling. For someone who has seasonal allergies (eye roll) this is essential for me! This eye cream also helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes. It’s never too early to use products that target anti-aging, ladies! The sooner you begin using them, the better. Again, your non existent fine lines at 35 will thank me!
5. Treat Yo Self With Face/ Eye Masks
Let’s talk about face masks. Give me allllllllllllll the face masks. I started using face masks a few years ago and they are game changers! Not only do they put you in a zen-like state of mind, they do wonders for your skin! Take my advice and after a long week light some candles, turn off the lights, put on some relaxing music and put on a face mask. No iPhone. No computer. Just lay there and sink into your bed. Take 15-20 minutes for yourself and veg. No distractions. You’d be surprised how good this is for the soul. I’ve tried almost every face mask out there, but I recently tried Celestolite’s Face Masks. In all honestly, this was the product I was most excited to try! The face masks are blue and they’re not messing around – they mean business! They’re cooling to the touch and contains powerful anti-aging botanicals, skin-plumping collagen and intensely hydrating hyaluronic acid. I leave one on for 20 minutes and when I peel it off, my skin instantly feels hydrated and soft to the touch. More than that, my whole body feels relaxed and for a gal who suffers from anxiety – this is a state that is difficult to accomplish. Celestial also offers eye masks which is a new thing for me. I’ve never actually tried eye masks – but I have to say – I’m a fan! They have the same consistency and ingredients as the face masks – but rejuvenate the skin around your eyes! If you’ve had a long week (or suffer from allergies…grr) these will help to reduce puffiness and instantly brighten them!
There you have it! If you have any tips for sensitive skin I’d love to hear them! Have a great Easter weekend y’all!
Thank you to Celestolite for sponsoring today’s post. As usual, all opinions are my own.