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; while 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

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 makeup and impurities with a soothing makeup remover such as the Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream which is enriched with nourishing extracts of Shea and Mango for hydration and Moringa for its purifying properties. The next step is to do a full and proper cleanse.
For this step, a mild cleanser such as Clarins’ Gentle Foaming Soothing Cleanser can be used. Its creamy texture helps to comfort dry skin and preserve the skin’s natural pH balance. It gently purifies skin with the help of Alpine herbs sourced from the Le Domaine Clarins and naturally-lathering organic Saponaria which not only allows the formula to be soap-free, but also produces a silky foam that comforts as it cleanses.

If your skin is sensitive due to over-exfoliation then it’s 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: Tone

The holy grail of most Korean women, the toner is the reason behind the popular glass skin complexion. 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. Made with comforting Linden, Sweet Almond, Marshmallow and Mango, it helps to rinse away traces of your cleanser and clarifies skin leaving it moist, toned and refreshed.

Step 3: Hydrate

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-Essentiel Light Cream – All Skin Types or 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-Essential 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

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 Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate 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.

If all else fails, you will need a dry skin savior that effectively nourishes and soothes even the driest of skins. Infused with the potent essential oils of Sandalwood, Cardamom and Lavender, Clarins’ Santal Face Treatment Oil shields against dehydration while combating dryness and redness. For the best effect, use this treatment oil after removing all traces of make-up. Pay special attention to the areas of concern and the results will show.

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