Skin Rescue | Sensitive Skincare Routine

Friday, April 10, 2015

If you remember in my Honey Skincare post, I mentioned having a skin freakout at the time, and it wasn't the first time. When my skin is having a reaction or is just exceptionally sensitive/irritated/dry and just a plain ol' hot mess, I need to cut all the crap and go back to basics with my skin care. Treat it like the sweet delicate flower it is not! No scrubs, no harsh treatments, no-nonesense. Bonus : It's all super affordable! Let's keep this one short and sweet shall we?
a picture Sensitive skin cleansers & Toner ; Simple Foaming Cleanser, Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash, Lush Eau Roma Toner
Simple Foaming Cleanser - I'm also a big fan of their Moisturizing Facial Wash, which would be a great option too, but for some reason when my skin is acting up, I prefer the foam. I guess maybe it feels less heavy on the skin? Probably just in my mind. Bottom line, this gently, but efficiently washes away all the dirt and grime off your face, without stripping it dry, irritating it more or anything! Quite frankly it's a good all around cleanser for anyone/anytime...

Lush Eau Roma Water Toner - I got this when my skin was freaking out and as you see, I still use it in my morning routine! I just love how soothing it is, and helps boost any moisturizer you would follow it. On top of it, I love that it's a spray, because it avoids extra tugging at the skin (not that you'd be ferocious with a cotton pad, but you know what I mean!)
a picture of Moisturizers for sensitive/irritated/dry skin ; Simple Nourishing 24HR Day/Night Cream, CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion - You've probably heard of this brand before, especially if you've dealt with acne (that or Cetaphil), because it's a great product that's fragrance-free, lightweight and not irritating. It just really restores the moisture in your skin and locks it in. Honestly, when my skin is acting out I can't  just slather a nice moisturizer and call it a day. I have to be extremely cautious and even the Kiehl's Ultra cream can be irritating. What I also like about this one is that it gets completely absorbed and there's no dewy finish, considering I don't wear makeup during this time I also prefer how this looks.

Alright, truth be told, I don't usually wear makeup because I try to be a good girl and let it settle down. But sometimes you got shit to do and you can't look like a decaying corpse. In that case, try to stick to a mineral or powder foundation. I would use a moisturizer that's a bit thicker than the CeraVe but still suited for sensitive skin.

Simple Nourishing 24HR Day/Night Cream - I like this moisturizer because it agrees with my skin but also gives the makeup something to "stick to" so you don't look extra flaky and cakey. It also creates a healthy barrier between your skin and whatever you might put on it. But honestly, don't try to cover everything, it's not gonna look good, it's not gonna be good for your skin and well if you can go bare face, do!

And that's it! Besides a honey mask or something I don't do anything else. Don't try to "spot treat" any of these issues, just let your skin be (I know it's hard) and use gentle products like these or any of your choice! 

These are great products for anyone with sensitive skin. It would also be a good routine if you're trying to clear up acne with a harsh benzoyl peroxide treatment (the acne.org method).

Hope this helps! Again, make sure you "listen" to your skin, what works for one, might not work for another...

Talk to you soon,

-Val

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