Start with a non-foaming cleanser
There’s a reason dermatologists advocate for non-foaming cleansers – they’re much kinder to skin, because they don’t strip away its natural oils. This is essential if you have a sensitive complexion, because chances are, you also have a delicate or compromised skin barrier. Opt for formulations that are free from fragrances, parabens and active ingredients. Changes in temperature can aggravate a sensitive complexion, so be sure to gently wipe away any residue with lukewarm water.
A nourishing serum is key
A balancing, cooling serum is vital for calming sensitive skin and should be used on a twice daily basis to help control flare-ups. Our pick? La Roche-Posay's Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum, which helps to reduce visible redness, boost hydration and combat symptoms of allergies. Don’t just take our word for it though: clinical studies show La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum has been proven to soothe, reinforce and hydrate skin for up to 48 hours, and significantly reduce skin sensitivities*. After 4 weeks, signs of skin sensitivity caused by dryness (redness, tingling, and heating sensations) are soothed.
The product is also gloriously fragrance-free, and boasts an effective ingredient list that’s gentle on skin, including the brand’s highest concentration of soothing active neurosensine; osmolyte to help repair the skin’s barrier; glycerin to hydrate; and thermal spring water, which soothes irritation.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
Sensitive skin is often lacking in hydration, so it’s important to moisturise morning and night. Look for a product that’s packed with ceramides, as these will help protect and strengthen your complexion. The formulation you choose should be non-comedogenic to ensure it won’t block pores or cause breakouts, as well as fragrance-free so it doesn’t trigger irritation and allergic reactions. For best results, apply after a serum such as La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum.
Oil is your best friend
A good facial oil seals in moisture and protects the skin from external stressors, leaving you with a glowing, hydrated complexion. Look for formulations that are packed with natural ingredients, but steer clear of those containing essential oils, which can burn sensitive skin.
Sunscreen is paramount
Sun exposure and hot weather can exacerbate certain sensitive skin conditions, leading to redness, chafing and irritation. It’s vital to apply a good sunscreen (preferably SPF50+) every day to reduce the chances of sunburn and negate the damaging effects of UV rays.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum is available now at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Adore Beauty and select pharmacies nationally. To find your nearest stockist and/or purchase online visit www.laroche-posay.com.au
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