Sensitive skin is made up of fine pores and is hyper-reactive. This is why they are frequently subject to itching, tingling and pins and needles, which leads to feelings of discomfort. It is therefore important to take special care of sensitive skin so that it is not damaged. Discover a skin care routine adapted to your sensitive skin to adopt before the summer.
Sensitive skin : choose suitable products
Because of its hyperreactivity, sensitive skin requires nourishing, non-allergenic and moisturising care.
Use leave-on products for your sensitive skin
No-rinse products work deeply on the skin. They tone the skin and leave it feeling clean and soft. When applied in the morning, they help to eliminate the excess sebum released by the skin during the night. The advantage of these products is that they also purify the skin without irritating it. They help to remove the residue of creams applied the night before. Many brands offer leave-on products that come in milk, thermal water, diffuser and micellar water. Among these, Avène has established itself as a reference brand in the pharmaceutical field for providing meticulous care for sensitive skin.
Choose products with a sweet almond oil base
Products based on sweet almond oil are particularly recommended for reactive skin. They soften and deeply nourish each layer of the epidermis. Rich in fatty acids and trace elements (zinc, iron, copper), they relieve skin problems, strengthen, repair and soften sensitive skin. Thanks to their moisturising and softening action, almond-based products soothe itching, tightness and redness.
Use certified organic products for your sensitive skin
Unlike many cosmetic products that clog pores and prevent the skin from breathing, certified organic products are non-comedogenic. They do not accumulate in the pores and help hyper-reactive skin to breathe. Certified organic products moisturise and repair the skin. They are also non-irritating and free of chemicals (parabens) to limit excessive allergic reactions. They contain plant oils that help nourish the skin and limit the risk of exposure to toxins.
Focus on fragrance-free products
The fragrance in some cosmetic products can cause allergic reactions. It is composed of ingredients and substances that can irritate and damage the skin. This is why it is advisable to use fragrance-free products to better enjoy the benefits of the active ingredients they contain. Sensitive skin should avoid using products that contain alcohol in their skin care routine. Alcohol-free skin care products are astringent and limit the risk of irritation.
Protect your sensitive skin during the summer
In the summer, between sunbathing and swimming, sensitive skin is put to the test. It is therefore essential to protect it during this season.
What to do about the sun’s effects ?
As well as moisturising your skin regularly in summer, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun between noon and 4pm. In general, limit the amount of time you spend in the sun during the day and prioritise shaded areas. To protect your skin from the sun’s rays and to enjoy your summer, it is also important to regularly apply an anti-UVA/UVB cream. This type of cream is very effective in protecting the skin against both types of UV rays. Ideally, choose a cream with an SPF of 25 or more. In case of sunburn, apply an aloe vera-based moisturiser to soothe your skin. The Seven Skin Method is also recommended to protect and boost sensitive facial skin in summer.
Which oils to protect reactive skin during the summer ?
Monoi oil and dry oil are two natural products you can use to protect your sensitive skin during the summer. Once applied to the body, monoi oil penetrates the epidermis without clogging the pores. It absorbs very quickly and does not give the impression of having oily skin. This results in supple, smooth skin with the natural scent of tropical flowers. In addition, monoi oil moisturises, soothes and protects sensitive skin from wind and sun damage.
Whether your skin is normal, dry, combination or sensitive, dry oil is an essential part of your summer beauty routine. It is fluid and absorbs faster than other oils. It is not sticky and does not leave a greasy film after application to the body. Dry oil also strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier. It makes the skin supple, soothes and nourishes it deeply. It also protects the skin against the sun’s rays, blackheads, the effects of ageing, bacteria, wrinkles, acne and dehydration.