Ways to be Gentle to Sensitive Skin and Prevent Irritation

Ways to be Gentle to Sensitive Skin and Prevent Irritation

Mar 06, 2023Plabon Bhuiya

Welcome to the sensitive skin club! Yes, we've all got it. It has been proved that sensitive skin is one of the most common skin concerns that affects 60% of the women and 50% of the men. But the one thing that has been seen that no matter what your skin type is you can still have sensitive skin. The only way to protect your skin is to learn how to care for it properly as it demands a little extra TLC. And we've got the ultimate skincare guide to pamper your delicate visage. From dry darlings to combination conundrums, MaGéAu Naturel's got your back.

What Is Sensitive Skin?

Before we dive into the magical world of skincare, let's understand the diva we're dealing with. Sensitive skin is like the fine wine of the skincare world – a bit more reactive, a tad more particular, but oh-so-worthy of love. From peeling to itching, it's a symphony of sensations that keeps us on our toes. But, what are the symptoms of sensitive skin and how to recognise it?

  • Peeling or flaking skin in patches
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Yellow crust on the skin
  • Open sores

Why do people have sensitive skin?

Well, there could be many possibilities. Blame sensitive skin on the genes, the weather, that harsh soap, or skincare with chemicals. All these elements play a part in your skin changes. So if you are experiencing sensitivity, consult your dermatologist to identify the underlying cause.

How to take care of your sensitive skin?

Although similar skincare measures can be beneficial for all sensitive skin types, there are still unique characteristics associated with sensitivity in each specific skin type. Which is the reason why we have broken down by skin type.

Dry Sensitive Skin: Dry skin is often mistaken for sensitive skin because of their similar characteristics. However, dry skin formed due to lack of moisture in the uppermost layer which makes your skin feel tight and uncomfortable. If you have sensitive dry skin, Embrace gentle skincare that showers your skin with moisture, leaving it feeling pampered and free from dryness, discomfort and tightness.

Oily Sensitive Skin: Excess amount of sebum is the cause of oily skin and the reason why your skin appears shiny and greasy. This excess oil can clog your pores and can cause acne. For that reason, oily sensitive skin demands the use of lightweight moisturisers that are labelled as “oil-free”.

Normal Sensitive Skin: Even normal skin, if you ask me, the only normal thing about me, occasionally wants to join the sensitivity skinclub.
Normal skin is described as skin that is neither too oily nor too dry. If you have normal skin and you feel that your skin is getting sensitive or irritated we recommend you to consult your dermatologist before using any skincare.

Combination Sensitive Skin: Combination skin is a mixture of dry and oily skin, and requires a peculiar approach. You will notice that your skin is dry in some areas and oily around the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). When it comes to managing this type of skin, choose skincare that hydrates without overloading your skin with oily and greasy products. Just like oily skin, go for oil free skincare too.

What to Avoid?

Without sounding alarming, but based on my very personal experience, regardless of your skin type, and tone, chemicals must absolutely be avoided and even more if you have sensitive skin. Beware that all the chemicals you are putting on your skin are absorbed and can have a negative effect in the long term and even cause diseases.

Dos and Don’ts of sensitive skin

Do's Don'ts
Read labels Harsh cleansers
Shorten Showers Lather up
Test product on hand before using on face Scrub
Use fragrance-free products Rough and harsh clothing
Use non oil-free makeup products Exposing your skin to sun
Moisturise your skin 3 times a day Smoke
Yoga Stress


Additional Sensitive Skin Tips and Hacks

*Ah, gentle cleansing and non-foaming facial cleanser for dry, sensitive skin gracefully removing dirt, oil and makeup from your skin. Lukewarm water is your ally as hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils.

*After the cleanse, it's time for the toner to balance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it for the next step in your skincare routine. Choose a toner without alcohol as it can dry and irritate sensitive skin.

*To hydrate and protect your skin, apply a moisturiser. Look for a moisturiser that is tailored for your sensitive skin and contains ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to help retain moisture.

*To add extra touch of hydration and nourishment to your skin, use a facial oil or hydrating skin serum. Oils and serums penetrate deeper than moisturisers into the skin leaving your skin feeling fabulous. Improve the overall health of your skin thanks to a long-lasting hydration.

*A broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 is your partner in protecting sensitive skin from the sun. Sensitive skin is more susceptible to sun damage, so it is important to use sunscreen daily to prevent sunburn and other forms of damage. Don't forget to reapply sunscreen regularly along the day, sunny or not.

Challenging? Not anymore!

To wrap it up in one line, sensitive skin can be prone to irritation and requires extra hydration. Therefore, when it comes to choosing skincare, choose products that are designed to protect and repair the natural skin barrier. 

And guess what? At MaGéAu Naturel our skincare has been designed for all skin types. Our products, infused with natural ingredients and the wonders of magnesium, ensure your skin stays healthy, happy, and irritation-free. This means that people with sensitive skin should not worry about any reactions. Great news, isn't it?

Sensitive skin can be particularly challenging to care for because it is prone to irritation and requires extra hydration. Therefore, when it comes to choosing skincare products for sensitive skin choose products that are designed to protect and repair the natural skin barrier.

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