Sensitive skin is reactive skin. It can be dry, oily, acne, or normal. It is characterized by heating, tightness, redness, stinging and itching. These reactions usually appear intermittently. The factors causing this hypersensitivity are often physical (cold, heat, sun, friction, etc.), chemical (soap, cosmetics, etc.), psychological (stress, emotion, etc.), hormonal or food. Considering these facts, caring for sensitive skin is a bit complicated. What to do to take care of sensitive skin?
Sensitive, reactive or intolerant skin needs special care, as well as an adapted beauty routine. Because it is very easily attacked and dehydrated, it needs above all soft and non-irritating care. For this reason, you have to choose your skincare carefully and test it before buying it.
The Right Steps to Care for and Embellish your Sensitive Skin
Your skin is reactive, but don't think that you should ban make-up or all cosmetic products, you just have to find care adapted to so-called sensitive skin! It is quite possible to beautify and heal your skin despite its hypersensitivity, you must take a certain precaution.
Here are the right things to do to look beautiful despite sensitive skin:
- Test the new care
Before adopting a new face product, first check that you are not going to react to it. Apply it in the crease of the elbow. The skin is thin and may react in much the same way as your face. Apply an occlusive bandage over the cream. Remove the bandage after two hours. No reaction? The cream seems to suit you. We suggest two hours for safety reasons, but if it should react, it's often within half an hour.
- Reduce the number of products used as much as possible
Are you trying three different treatments on the face, hoping to tolerate at least one? Warning! Your skin may saturate. Play it simple: Avoid using different products in large quantities. Keep your care routine to a minimum. Use the same cream morning and night, that's great. The less products you use on your face the less your skin will react.
- Use light-textured makeup with a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and moisturizing formula
- Use cosmetic products formulated for intolerant skin (fragrance-free, very light in products, preservative-free)
How to Care Everyday?
Sensitive skin is not immune to blemishes and pimples. However, in order to take care of your face, it is necessary to review your beauty ritual. It is also essential to only use tailor-made products. Here is our advice to help you accomplish your daily beauty ritual:
- The morning beauty ritual
First, it is recommended to cleanse your skin with VIDADERM Micellar Purifying Water that respect the hydro-lipid balance of the sensitive skin. Then you apply VIDADERM intense Soothing Cream, a moisturizer rich in soothing agents. It soothes, moisturizes and protects the skin. You finish it by applying thin layer of VIDADERM Cream Sunscreen for sensitive skin to, so your skin does not react to the heat and sun.
- The evening beauty ritual
Cleanse your face with VIDADERM Cleansing Cream that is rich with vitamin E and Lactic Acid. It is specially formulated with mild, soothing and exfoliating ingredients to gently cleanse and care for the most sensitive and dry skin. Lactic Acid acts as a mild exfoliate removing the dead skin to keep the skin hydrated and Vitamin E moisturize and protect the skin from external factors.
After cleansing, you apply your moisturizer.
- The after make-up beauty ritual
Never skip this step. No matter how tired you are, do not keep your makeup for long hours. As the skin absorbs the makeup, your sensitive skin will get irritated. And sleeping with makeup can trigger skin issues. VIDADERM Make-up Removing Wipes is the perfect solution for you as it has 3 in 1 action: gently remove all makeup and dirt, leaving the skin clean and refreshed and it’s non-rinse.