Sensitive Skin Solutions: Gentle Skincare Products and Treatments for Delicate Skin

Discover the ideal skincare products for sensitive skin. Find expert guidance on gentle, hypoallergenic options for a soothing routine.
AuthorBy Wendy Gould

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

If you’re someone with skin that is easily irritated by skincare products and treatments, managing it can be a genuine challenge. But don’t worry, you’re not alone!

You’ve landed in the perfect spot to find the best solution – whether you are dealing with redness, dryness, or any other sensitivity under the skincare sun, we’ve got you covered with products and treatments that will leave your skin looking balanced and radiant – without causing any irritation.

Soothing Treatments

Sometimes, the professionals know best. If you’re really struggling with sensitive skin, often the best answer can be a clinical treatment from those who truly understand what sensitive skin needs.

You can read more about soothing clinical treatments that help repair and rejuvenate skin with sensitivities, in addition to considering some of the recommended products below.

Fragrance-Free Products

Using fragrance-free skincare products is highly recommended for those with particularly sensitive skin – this is because the fragrances commonly used in most products can sometimes contain irritants that can cause redness, itching or other adverse reactions.

By opting for fragrance-free products instead, it is possible to minimize this risk of irritation.

However, note that products labeled as “natural” or “organic” may still contain oils and extracts that can potentially irritate you.

Hydrating Moisturiser

A good moisturizer (that properly hydrates!) is another must-have product for managing delicate skin.

The best moisturizers are usually free from harsh ingredients; while moisturizers that contain glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides can help keep your face hydrated throughout the day. And the best news? You can typically buy these hydrating moisturizers in the drugstore so you don’t have to ask your dermatologist.

Ointments > Lotions

Choosing ointments over lotions has been noted by dermatologists as a great way to relieve dryness.

Since they’re usually thicker and provide a more occlusive barrier, ointments are the best call for locking in moisture and protecting the skin.

For those with conditions like eczema or psoriasis, ointments are also extremely useful for moisturizing those areas typically prone to dryness such as elbows, knees and heels.

Alcohol-Free Toner

Alcohol is one of the worst ingredients for sensitive skin; its harsh and drying properties can cause irritation and redness.

That’s why replacing products containing it with alcohol-free toners can help balance pH levels and remove any remaining impurities after cleansing.

The best soothing ingredients to look out for are aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber, and witch hazel – all of which are known for their calming properties.

Oatmeal-Based Products

Speaking of soothing and calming properties, oatmeal-based skincare products are another great choice for those with delicate or sensitive skin.

You might have seen oatmeal baths recommended as a soothing option for those with delicate skin before, which makes sense given it can help to relieve itching and inflammation, ultimately leaving your skin feeling silky soft, and nourished.

Cleansers with Hyaluronic Acid

If you’ve been struggling with sensitive skin for a while, you may have already heard of hyaluronic acid.

This clever little facial acid is known for its ability to attract and hold onto water molecules. The result? The skin remains plump and hydrated.

Finding a good cleanser with this ingredient is the best way to remove dirt and impurities from your face without leaving your face feeling tight or dry.

Final Word

When it comes to caring for sensitive skin, it’s important to choose gentle skincare products specifically formulated for this skin type.

If you’re trying something new, remember to always patch-test new products before applying them to your entire face.

Not all skincare products work for every type of sensitive skin – through a process of trial and error, you’ll quickly be on your way to finding the best products and treatments that work for you.


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