Skincare Tips: How To Treat Redness On Sensitive Skin?
No one likes seeing red, especially not all over their face. Blotchy redness on your skin or skin on your face that’s sensitive to touch can be due to several reasons such as rosacea, sunburn, heat rash, allergies, using the wrong skincare or extremely dry/sensitive skin. While the first four reasons will probably require some form of medical attention, a red, sensitive face due to using the wrong skincare products or from extremely dry/sensitive skin can be easily remedied.
Skin can become dried out, flaky and sensitive due to over-exfoliation, exposure to extreme temperatures or even due to genetics, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to look your best. The right skincare products that address redness and sensitive skin can do wonders to soothe your skin and return it to its naturally radiant state. How can you reduce skin redness or get rid of redness on your face entirely? Read on to find out about the products that will change the way you get rid of that unsightly redness on your face and how to implement them in your skincare regime for sensitive skin!
Step 1: Cleanse with a Gentle Cleanser
It may seem counterintuitive to continue to cleanse and exfoliate with already sensitive and dry skin, however, if done right these steps will help to restore your skin’s glow as well. First, you should remove all traces of make-up and impurities with a soothing make-up remover such as the Velvet Cleansing Milk. In a hurry but still want clean skin? Try the Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water which eliminates the need for water but still purifies and soothes skin while eliminating all traces of grime and light make-up. However, a full and proper cleanse should be done when you have the time, particularly before bed. For this step, a mild cleanser such as Clarins’ Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser can be used. Its cream texture helps to comfort dry skin and preserve the skin’s natural pH balance.
If your skin is sensitive due to over-exfoliation then it is best to lay off the exfoliators for a while. However, if your dry or sensitive skin is due to other reasons such as genetics, then exfoliating with a mild exfoliating scrub from a sensitive skincare range like our One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser will help to remove dry skin that causes dull complexions. It may also help to remove allergens and pore-clogging debris that’s causing your skin to become itchy and inflamed.
Step 2: Choose a calming toner
Perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle, the toner is the reason behind the popular glass skin complexion among Korean women. If you have red, sensitive skin on your face but still aim to achieve that flawless, radiant complexion by incorporating a toner into your skincare regime, opt for an ultra-gentle toner that’s soothing rather than stinging such as our Extra Comfort Toning Lotion.
Step 3: Hydrate with soothing moisturisers
If your skin lacks moisture, it will probably feel tight or even feel flaky which then results in an uncomfortable itchy feeling. Hydrating moisturisers such as the Hydra-Essential Light Cream - All Skin Types or Hydra-Essential Cooling Gel - Normal to Combination Skin will soothe the worst of dry skin issues with the potent infusion of organic Leaf of Life extract, leaving you with comfortable, radiant and perfectly-hydrated skin. These intensely hydrating moisturisers will also help to protect your skin from further environmental damage with their Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex.
For an extra boost of hydration and freshness, try enlisting the help of a hydrating serum such as the Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum that enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Not only will it shield your skin from daily thermic shocks, temperature changes, pollutants and environmental stress, it will also quench your skin’s thirst for moisture, leaving it plump and hydrated.
Step 4: Repair with SOS Treatments
Redness, dry and sensitive skin can cause flare-ups at any time, which is why you should have an instant SOS treatment for your skin stocked in your beauty arsenal at all times. An ultra-soothing treatment for sensitive skin such as our Calm-Essentiel Restoring Treatment Oil can help to instantly calm inflamed skin, reducing redness almost immediately and leaving it nourished. It also helps to repair and rebuild sensitive skin, fortifying it so that further sensitivity is prevented.