Finding the Best Morning Sensitive Skin Care Routine
In the same way that breakfast choices can make or break your diet for the day, your morning skin are routine can determine whether your complexion behaves—especially if you have sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin can be affected by temperature, pollution, actually any stressors, according to NeutrogenaⓇ researchers. Unlike normal skin, which can stand strong when exposed to minor irritants, sensitive skin has weaker defences—meaning that care in the form of properly cleansing, moisturising and applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 are essential to prepping, priming and protecting your sensitive skin for the day ahead.
So if your skin seems to react to almost everything — and you’ve tried all the solutions you can think of to keep it calm—you’ll want to consider these sensitive skin tips and product recommendations:
- Cleansing: Every skin care routine starts with a good cleanser and cleansing approach — everything that follows will depend on how clean your skin is, and how you care for the skin barrier. Neutrogena®’s experts say that a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser is the key to cleaning sensitive skin without stripping it.
Keep the morning skin routine simple and use only products that are absolutely necessary. You can use a scrub or a toner if you want: but for the truly sensitive, the right cleanser alone should leave your skin clean and comfortable. NeutrogenaⓇ Extra Gentle Cleanser is one option to consider.
- Moisturise: The best moisturiser for sensitive skin, is one that’s soothing and hydrating, but not too heavy. Conventional moisturisers can be greasy and sit on top of skin to make it feel soft and supple.
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost® Gel-Cream® contains ingredients that quickly absorb into the skin’s barrier, deliver moisture and retain skin hydration. As a result, Neutrogena's approach helps achieve deep hydration to lock in longer lasting suppleness. It’s also very mild and fragrance-free making it a good choice because many synthetic fragrance ingredients can be irritating for sensitive complexions.
Sunscreen: Once your skin is moisturised, follow with sunscreen. Use one that’s rated at least SPF 30. Daily UV protection is important for everyone to help prevent premature ageing, damage and skin cancer, but finicky complexions may react to chemical sunscreen ingredients.
Once your skin is properly cleansed, moisturised, and protected from UV damage, you can rest assured your sensitive complexion will be prepared to face the stress and strife of the day.