I am not one to suffer from sensitive skin very often, There are the odd days when I have over done it with certain exfoliating products or masks but generally I can put my skin through all sorts and it hasn’t peeled off…. yet!
If you follow me on Instagram, I often put on instastories what skincare i am using that morning or evening. The other night I used the Skinceuticles 1.0 retinol cream which I find pretty harsh on my skin but I guess that is kinda the point of a retinol. The morning after using the retinol cream I decided to use my La Roche Posey Toleriane Dermo Cleanser. This is a super lightweight creamy gel cleanser that gently cleanses irritated skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and really soft. I use a warm flannel to remove this but If you find this too harsh use some damp cotton pads to remove the cleanser fully. I used this as my second cleanse as I wanted the cleanser to really work on my skin rater than remove my grubby makeup. but it does remove makeup should you wish to use it that way.
Keeping this routine super simple I have been using The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum most mornings. Its so blooming good. I have recommended it to so many people already. This serum is brilliant for those wanting to try adding steps into their skincare but not sure they want to commit to the price tags of some of the other brands. This Hyaluronic acid is £6, yes, £6! cheap as chips! This formulation combines low & high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Low molecular weight which means it penetrates into the skin more effectively. This is a really good serum if you are feeling a little dehydrated and need a bit of a skin pick me up. It is also fragrance free so there is not irritation on the skin what so ever!
As my last step I have reverted back to my lovely La Roche Posey Toleriane Fluid. I have used this for years and it is fab for combination skin that lacks hydration. The super light weight fluid instantly moisturises and soothes irritated skin.This moisturiser has been created with a strict minimum number of ingredients to reduce the risk of skin sensitivity and allergic reactions which is pretty brilliant! I like to apply one pump to my face and neck after using the above serum. This is one of those products I always seem to keep in my beauty draws because I always come back to it throughout the year! Dave (boyfriend) and my dad also really like using this as it is a non oily texture so it sinks straight into the skin.
There you have it, A really simple sensitive skin routine.