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Skincare For Sensitive Skin

Understanding sensitive skin and how to handle it

Sensitive skin can be caused by several factors such as genetics, pregnancy, medical conditions and using the wrong products. However, it’s not the end of the road if you’re faced with sensitive skin. With the right sensitive skin products and treatments, your skin can still be radiant and even-toned.

Skin care routines for sensitive skin should exclude items that are exfoliating in nature or contain harsh astringent ingredients. Meanwhile, face washing should be kept to a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes and done only with tepid water. Instead of rubbing your face dry, it would be best to gently pat away any water that’s still on your skin and apply a moisturiser as soon as possible to lock in the hydration.

Step-by-step skincare product guide for sensitive skin

Step 1: Cleansing with a gentle cleanser

If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to first remove your makeup with a cream-based cleanser such as the Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream. Designed to completely remove make-up and impurities without aggravating sensitive skin, it also helps to nourish skin with extracts of Moringa, Shea and Mango for ultra-soft, detoxified skin.

Next, add a soothing cleanser to your repertoire of sensitive skin products. Clarins’ sensitive skincare range offers the best-selling Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Shea Butter as the ideal solution. Its clean-rinse formula helps neutralise the drying effects of hard water all while stripping away makeup, pollutants and pore-clogging debris, leaving skin smoother, softer and hydrated thanks to nourishing Shea Butter, Gypsophila extracts and Pro-Vitamin B5.

Step 2: Prep skin with an irritant-free toner

After using a cleansing product, we recommend that you tone your sensitive skin with the Extra Comfort Toning Lotion, specially formulated for faces with dry or sensitive skin. Using a toner that is gentle on delicate skin will help ensure that no traces of irritants, soap or pollutants are left behind to aggravate your skin while simultaneously helping to boost your skin’s moisture levels for a glowing complexion.

Step 3: Plump up with moisturising face creams and concentrates

It’s a good idea to add a face oil to your beauty line-up. The myths about oils clogging pores and causing more breakouts is not true! Facial oils actually do a world of good in moisturising dry skin to ensure that it doesn’t try to overcompensate for the dryness by producing too much sebum, the true culprit behind breakouts.

What your skin needs is a potent dose of our Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate. An ultra-soothing “emergency” treatment for extremely sensitive skin, it instantly calms down inflammations and irritations to reduce redness with the power of 90% pure plant extracts. It’s an SOS treatment that instantly revives and calms irritations.
The Hydra-Essentiel Light Cream is a great moisturiser that helps to refresh the skin, giving it an instant plump feeling. Suitable even for sensitive skin, it’s enriched with Organic Leaf of Life extract that helps to calm redness by boosting hydration levels.

Step 4: Seal in the moisture with a good face treatment oil

For those who are experiencing long-term dryness in addition to sensitive skin, Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil is a wonderful face treatment oil for individuals with dry, sensitive skin. The Santal Face Treatment Oil isn’t just preservative-free; it’s non-staining too, so you won’t have to worry about your clothes or sheets. Made with the essential oils of Sandalwood, Cardamom and Lavender, it helps to keep breakouts out of sight by toning, soothing and decongesting dry, irritated skin. Combined with the softening and smoothing properties of Hazelnut Oil, you could almost consider it an anti-ageing treatment too since it also helps to prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines.

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