Finding the perfect skin care routine for dry, sensitive skin can be exhausting and often involves testing many different products that don’t always satisfy the needs of your skin. Perhaps you find yourself reading the ingredient list of every product you want to try, wondering which, if any, might cause you discomfort. Read on to discover some tips for helping soothe your sensitive skin.
WHAT TRIGGERS SENSITIVE SKIN?
The first step in finding a skin care routine that works for you is to understand what triggers dry and sensitive skin.
Our skin becomes dry when the top layer lacks moisture. This can be caused by genetics, environmental factors, very hot or very cold temperatures and even soaps that can strip the skin of its natural moisture. Dryness can make your skin even more sensitive, causing symptoms like: tightness, flaking and mild itching.
To prevent these and other symptoms, you can try to avoid perfumes and scented beauty products, choose skin care formulated for sensitive skin and apply moisturizer suited to your skin type regularly.
BODY WASH FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
To help ease your dry and sensitive skin, skip the fragrance in your body wash since it’s often the ingredient your skin doesn’t need. Unscented body wash is always a good choice.
Sensitive skin can be triggered by chemicals found in common body cleansers, so to avoid confusion and frustration, stick to natural-based products with natural active ingredients. A good rule of thumb is: the fewer ingredients, the better.
Tip: Avoid hot and long showers, use water that’s warm enough to relax in but not hot enough to dry out and irritate your skin.
SENSITIVE SKIN LOTION
Don’t skip moisturizer as part of your skin care routine. Natural based, unscented lotion that is free from harsh chemicals is a good choice.
The right lotion for dry and sensitive skin should act as a protective barrier, keeping your natural moisture locked in and providing an additional layer of hydration and nourishment. This step is crucial when talking about sensitive skin, since sensitive skin can be easily irritated by lack of moisture and external impacts.
Tip: Apply your lotion on slightly damp skin that’s been pat dried and never rub it with your towel.
PHILLIP ADAM UNSCENTED COLLECTION FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
To complete your sensitive skin beauty routine, Phillip Adam has dedicated a whole collection of hair and body care to this skin type, which includes our fragrance free shampoo and conditioner. This collection is formulated with clean, naturally-derived ingredients, and features the ultimate sensitive skin duo:
- Phillip Adam Unscented Body Wash with Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil and Pea Protein, that gently cleanses sensitive skin and maintains healthy moisture levels
- Phillip Adam Unscented Lotion with Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E which is a lightweight and fast absorbing formula that nourishes your skin
All products in Phillip Adam’s Unscented collection are vegan, cruelty- and gluten-free, and formulated with natural active ingredients that are gentle on sensitive skin while providing it with care and nutrition.