Your Skin Overhaul: 3 Ways to Go From Irritated to Iconically Glowy

To all my sensitive skin friends - we’re with you. Although skin goes through ‘stages’ arguably, the worst is when it’s irritated, sensitive and just won’t cooperate. It simply isn’t fitting the ‘effortlessly glowly’ brief. Miss ma’am, if that’s you, then It's time for a skin overhaul. Here are three effective ways to transform your skin from irritated to iconically glowy, with a focus on solutions tailored specifically to sensitive skin… because ICYMI, that’s our thing.  

Understanding Sensitive Skin Irritations:

Sensitive skin can be a real challenge, prone to redness, itching, flakiness and irritation at the slightest trigger. And sometimes we don’t know what is causing it! It requires constant trial and error, gentle care, patience and finding the cause and targeted solutions to help soothe and calm these symptoms. 

So here’s 3  ways we can reduce irritation to glowy skin with time.

  1. Embrace Gentle Skincare Products:

The first step in your skin overhaul journey is to switch to gentle, non-irritating skincare products specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Look for products that are free from harsh ingredients such as fragrances, alcohol, and sulfates which can potentially exacerbate irritation and inflammation. Remember to always patch test your skin first with any new product. 

  1. Prioritise Hydration:

Hydration is key to restoring and maintaining your skin's natural balance, especially when dealing with sensitivity. Opt for hydrating skincare products that contain soothing ingredients like glycerin, centella asiatica, panthenol, vitamin e, and ceramides.  These ingredients help replenish moisture and strengthen the skin's barrier, reducing the risk of irritation and promoting a healthy glow.

  1. Incorporate Double Cleansing:

One of the most effective ways to address sensitive skin irritations and achieve that glow is by incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine. The benefits behind double cleansing for sensitive skin are twofold: it’s to ensure you remove potential irritants like dirt buildup, makeup, traces of sunscreen, and environmental pollutants that will help reduce skin reactivity and irritation. While also helping to hydrate and nourish the skin for an overall radiant complexion. That’s a win-win! 

Though truth be told, not all double cleansing products are created equal, and the catch here is to choose a double cleanse that is well-formulated, gentle and specifically made to be non-irritating for sensitive skin. 

This two-step cleansing method involves using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser to ensure a thorough yet gentle cleanse.

  • Oil-Based Cleanser: Start with an oil-based cleanser to dissolve makeup, sunscreen, and excess oil without stripping the skin's natural oils.
  • Water-Based Cleanser: Follow up with a water-based cleanser to remove any remaining impurities and leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated. 

Transforming your skin from being irritated to iconically glowy is achievable with the right approach, mindset and skincare routine. By embracing gentle skincare products, prioritising hydration and incorporating double cleansing into your regimen, who said sensitive skin can’t have glowy skin? NOT US! 😀


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