There’s nothing worse than experiencing stinging, flakiness or inflammation in your skin. While irritated, sensitive skin is fairly common, the good news is that there are products out there to help you with it. Check out these top 5 tips to help you love the skin you’re in!
Irritated skin can be caused by a number of things (harsh weather like cold and windy weather, sunburn, or even stress). Once the skin becomes irritated, everything else that we use tends to make it worse. And so the cycle begins. The good news is that much of skin sensitivity can be resolved by learning how to care for dry, sensitive or irritated skin.
To give you a helping hand, here are some tips on how to soothe sensitive skin, along with some of the best skin soothing products from the organic skincare brand INIKA Organic.
Tip 1: Cleanse your skin daily, twice a day
Keeping your skin clean is really important when you’re suffering from irritated skin. Throughout the day, makeup, dirt and oil can build up – especially if you’re wearing a face mask – which can clog up your pores and cause your skin to break out, become inflamed and generally feel uncomfortable.
Using a gentle face wash morning and night to remove makeup and impurities from the skin goes a long day. Start with INIKA’s Micellar Rosewater to remove makeup, and double cleanse with a Camellia Oil Cleanser to help remove the last impurities.
This gentle oil cleanser is made with Rose of Jericho which helps to shield and protect the skin from pollutants and other aggressors, which are actually what can cause the sensitivity in the first place. It’s also made with skin-soothing ingredients like Camellia to cleanse without drying the skin, and an innovative silicone brush to gently massage the skin. After all, the last thing you want is to irritate your skin further.
Tip 2: Apply soothing and hydrating serums
Protect and moisturise your skin by incorporating serums and face oils that are packed with pure, organic and skin-loving ingredients into your daily routine. This will help nurture the skin, soothe any sensitivities or dryness and ease irritated skin.
INIKA’s Botanical Face Oil is a pure blend of 18 botanical oils which help to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and protect it from irritation. The combination of antioxidant plant oils helps protect against environmental factors and provide optimal nourishment for your skin.
The best product to reduce skin inflammation and redness is Rosehip Oil. This powerful oil helps repair the driest skin thanks to its super hydrating properties. Plus, it contains the best antioxidants for your skin to help neutralise free radicals and moisturise, without clogging pores. By applying soothing and hydrating serums and oils, you’re helping your skin maintain its hydration levels and build its protective barrier back up to prevent further irritation.
Tip 3: Opt for rich moisturising creams
Irritated skin can be particularly sensitive to the environment, temperature change, humidity, wind and pollution. So it’s important to build a protective barrier for your skin by keeping it super hydrated.
Using both a Day Cream and a Night Cream specifically designed to hydrate dry skin will lock in the benefits of your serums and add another level of deep hydration and nourishment for dry or irritated skin. They’re made with Maca Root, which helps boost hydration and regenerate skin cells. INIKA creates creams that are super nourishing and have anti-pollution properties, helping to repair the skin and create an effective shield against pollution and daily skin aggressors.
Tip 4: Opt for high-quality, natural skincare
Your skin is your biggest organ and absorbs everything you put on it, so it’s worth being extra mindful about the quality of the skincare products you apply every day – especially if you’re suffering from irritated skin! INIKA’s skincare range was designed to protect your skin from pollution and environmental aggressors thanks to its botanical ingredients like Rose of Jericho, Caviar Lime and Maca Root.
INIKA’s skincare is made with 100% natural skin-caring ingredients and has the world’s highest percentage of clinically proven active botanical ingredients. The clinical results of their skincare speak for themselves: when using their Serum and Day Cream together for 28 days, elasticity and firmness increased by 67%.
INIKA’s skincare is also guaranteed without synthetic ingredients or fillers, and it’s all made right here in Australia.
Tip 5: Choose skin-loving makeup for sensitive skin
Your skincare routine isn’t the only thing you should rethink when trying to fix irritated skin. Your skin is your largest organ and it is affected by everything you put on it, and that includes your makeup too. Be mindful of the makeup you’re putting on your skin, as harsh chemicals that are commonly found in skincare products can be very irritating and leave your skin feeling rough, sensitive and dry.
To keep your skin happy and healthy, ditch the nasties and look for Certified Organic makeup brands like INIKA that use skin-loving, natural ingredients and don’t include any harsh chemicals in their formulas.