Our Top Tips for Sensitive Skin
We have over 50 years of experience in caring for all skin types, even the most sensitive. There are many things in day to day life with can trigger sensitivity.
Here are our top tips to help you decrease the sensitivity of your skin as well as improve its look and feel.
Choose the right products
Avoid choosing products with harsh, chemicals and irritants in them. These can be triggers for sensitive skin and using more gentle products can be a big benefit.
For more information on the ingredients used in Simple skincare products click here.
Stress can impact your skin and the way it functions. You can improve the look and feel of your skin and help avoid symptoms of sensitivity by keeping your stress down. Go to Chris’ page, our psychology expert and member of the Simple Advisory Board, to learn more about stress and skin and what you can do to manage stress.
Smoking doesn’t just affect your health and wellbeing, it can have a big affect on your skin too!
It’s hard to quit smoking cold turkey but actually you might be spurred on to follow it through when you see the results in the improved look and feel of your skin and improved health too. Better health and better skin!
Find the right foods for you
Often a trigger of sensitive skin is the food we eat. If you find you’re having flare ups regularly try keeping a food and drink diary. This is the best way to get a detailed look at what you’re eating and it could help you work out what might be triggering your attacks.
We know from research that increased exposure to the sun’s UV rays can increase the level of skin sensitivity.
When you’re out and about use a SPF moisturiser to protect your skin from UV exposure and keep your skin moisturised too.
Change your routine
There are lots of things which can trigger sensitivity but which are tricky to avoid, like air conditioning and swimming. The best tip here is to adjust your routine. In these instances air conditioning and the chlorine in the water can dry out skin and decrease the function of your skin barrier, so you may want to think about products which give you more moisture. Try a thicker moisturiser and a moisturising cleanser for example.