How to Love Your Sensitive Skin
More than 70% of women self-identify as having sensitive skin. Here are some ways to care for your body’s largest organ
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
March 10, 2022
March is Sensitive Skin Awareness Month. Here are the latest tips and tricks, products, and regimens to get healthy, glowing, and nourished skin all year long.
More than 70% of women self-identify as having sensitive skin. Throughout March, the skincare brand Cetaphil will be working alongside sensitive skin experts to share advice and product recommendations – because those with sensitive skin should not have to compromise on their skincare products.
How do you know when you truly have sensitive skin? Look for Cetaphil’s 5 signs of skin sensitivity, which include irritation, roughness, tightness, dryness, and weakened skin barrier. If you’re someone dealing with one or more of these skin concerns, there are steps you can take to better care for your sensitive skin and bring it back to a healthier, more resilient state.
First, if you notice one of these five signs, see a board-certified dermatologist. Most will recommend you switch to products specifically formulated for sensitive skin.
Sticking to a simple skincare routine is the key too. When you have a weakened skin barrier, it's often because of the use of a lengthy skincare regimen and selecting the wrong products that tend to worsen skin. Go back to the basics. Stick to a minimal routine with a cleanser, moisturizer, and of course, sunscreen during the daytime. Although it might seem, beginner, a simple routine can help ensure skin returns to a stronger, healthier state.
It’s also important to know the type of sensitive skin you may have. Any skin type – dry, combination, normal, or oily, can still be sensitive and display five signs of skin sensitivity. Once you establish your skin type, it’s easier to select products that provide the care you need.
Start with a gentle cleanser. Our two favorites are the Gentle Skin Cleanser and Daily Facial Cleanser. While both are ideal for sensitive skin, it's still important to understand which one is designed for your skin type. Cetaphil has new updated packaging that makes this easier with differentiating colors along with a recommended skin type on the front of the bottle.
If you have dry to normal sensitive skin, look for the Gentle Skin Cleanser with the light blue cap. It’s a creamy, non-foaming cleanser that actively hydrates and soothes skin while effectively removing dirt and oil through gentle, micellar technology. And it’s clinically proven to give you continuous hydration to protect against dryness, even after cleansing. It reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier too.
For those with combination or oily sensitive skin, look for the Daily Facial Cleanser with the deep blue cap. It's a gentle foaming formula that cleans without leaving skin dry, tight, or stripping it of its natural moisture. And it’s clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores.
After cleansing, always follow up with a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen during the daytime. And don’t forget your body. One of our favorite body moisturizers for dry, sensitive skin types is the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. It’s an intense, moisture-rich formula that provides immediate and intense hydration for 48 hours. It’s a thicker cream but still absorbs quickly. You’ll notice a difference in just three days, and it can completely restore the skin in one week. All three of these formulas were recently upgraded to add a few of our favorite ingredients for sensitive skin, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, and hydrating glycerin.
Visit amazon.com/cetaphil for more info on the sensitive skin awareness campaign. And follow along with @cetaphilus on Instagram for tips and advice from dermatologists and skin experts all month long.