Having sensitive skin can feel like a lose-lose lifestyle. You get excited about new moisturizers, sunscreen, or makeup, only to have it cause the tell-tale redness, tightness, or stinging of a negative reaction. You not only spent time and money getting the product, but also now have to deal with the side effects to help get your skin back to normal.
At Epicuren, we have decades of experience with damaged and sensitive skin, and have used our pharmaceutical enzyme research to craft dozens of products that are, effective, for sensitive skin types. Let’s go through what makes up the best sensitive skincare routine.
Do I Have Sensitive Skin?
Although skin sensitivity isn’t necessarily a diagnosable condition from a medical standpoint, it’s a reality for millions of people. You likely have sensitive skin if you have experienced an unintentional reaction to the sun or certain ingredients in skincare products. These sensations include redness, blotchiness, stinging, itching, or even burning, and can happen at any age with no prior experience.
How to Manage Sensitive Skin
Whether it’s your first or fiftieth reaction to a skincare product, there are things you can do in your lifestyle and product lineup to help mitigate and avoid the sensations. These include:
- Not taking long, hot showers
- Avoiding triggers when possible
- Using calming, natural ingredients
- Identifying allergens with a patch test
- Using sunscreen daily
- Simplifying your skincare routine
It also helps to look for skincare products that include natural ingredients like these, which are proven to be calming and gentle on skin, while helping restore its lipid barrier:
- Aloe vera
- Shea butter
- Sunflower seed oil
- Hyaluronic acid
- Coconut oil
A Professional Sensitive Skincare Routine
By choosing high-quality products that are tailored to a sensitive skin type, you can build a soothing, healing routine that helps protect skin from environmental stressors. Consider this framework and these professional products to get clear, healthy skin that’s resilient instead of sensitive.
Morning and night, it’s important to start with a gentle cleanser to remove oil, any residual makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells.
A great way to level up your routine is to introduce a toner with soothing ingredients that helps balance the skin’s pH and can also reduce the appearance of reactions when they occur.
The key in not only helping skin to stay healthy and non-greasy, but also protected from harmful irritants is with a high-quality moisturizer. Knowing whether your skin is normally dry or more oily will help you pick a moisturizer that’s right for your skin type.
One of the most common triggers for sensitive skin is the harmful UV rays from the sun. Protecting your skin from these damaging rays helps reduce the sensation of a reaction while also helping keep skin youthful and resilient in the long run.
For a weekly treat-yourself experience, using a soothing mask not only clears the skin but also helps nourish it with the nutrients it needs for proper protection and health.
Professional-Grade Skincare Products From Epicuren
At Epicuren, we’re designing products with all types of skin in mind. From sensitive to aging skin, we have high-quality solutions for all your skincare needs. Browse our catalog or take our Skin Quiz to find every product that’s right for your sensitive skin.