Fragile, often irritable and prone to redness, sensitive skin requires special daily care. The right type of care and a few good habits can often improve the tolerance of the skin: explore our tips to help even the most fragile skin types stay healthy!
1. Use only dermo-cosmetic care and make-up products that are specially designed for sensitive skin – fragrance-free, preservative-free and hypoallergenic.
2. Whenever possible, avoid washing your face with tap water, which is often hard and poorly tolerated by sensitive skin. Instead, use a thermal water spray, then carefully dry your skin by dabbing with a soft towel, but do not rub. You could also use a milk or high tolerance micellar water, applied with cotton wool.
3. Never wash with soap, which is too caustic, and avoid scrubs, which are too aggressive for your delicate skin.. If your skin can bear it, try a gentle scrub once or twice a month, using a sensitive skin formula.
4. After a shower or a bath, dry your face by patting it with a soft towel, but do not rub.
5. Lack of hydration increases the sensitivity of the skin. So, morning and evening apply a moisturizer to your face, making sure you choose a high tolerance product specifically designed for sensitive skin care
6. Make-up is not prohibited for sensitive skin, but it must be carefully chosen: stick to ranges specifically designed for sensitive skin, sold in pharmacies or hygiene product shops. High tolerance, usually fragrance-free and preservative-free, they are gentle with the most sensitive skins.
7. Restrict your use of cosmetics as far as possible – the more products you use, the greater the risk of skin reaction. When you find one that suits your skin, stick with it.
8. Before adopting a new cosmetic product, test it on an inconspicuous area: behind your ear or on you neck, for example.
9. In winter, do not overheat your home and use a humidifier in your bedroom at least; dry air in heated interiors is aggressive for the skin and may cause redness.
10. Learn to identify factors that trigger skin reaction and avoid them where possible.
11. If your skin still reacts despite these precautions, consult a dermatologist.