Best natural skin care for sensitive skin
Date Posted:1 July 2018
If you have sensitive skin, finding beauty products which don’t cause irritation can be difficult. Natural and organic skin care is the best option, especially for those with sensitive skin. However, if your skin is particularly sensitive, even natural products may provoke a reaction. If your skin is chronically itchy, sore, dry or inflamed, natural products which contain fragrances or certain essential oils may sting and aggravate the skin. Luckily, most natural skin care ranges carry a line of products specially designed for sensitive skin.
What are the signs of sensitive skin?
If you have one or more of any of the following symptoms, you most likely have sensitive skin.
- Red and irritated skin
- Dry patches of skin
- Frequent skin breakouts, even after simply changing your skin care products
- Itchy skin
- Broken capillaries
- Irritation and stinging from fragrance
Best facial products for sensitive skin
If you’re looking for natural beauty on a budget, the Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Creme is the one for you. As the name suggests, this cream is seriously soothing, making it perfect for those with red and irritated skin needing some extra TLC. Another favourite of ours is the Zk’in Calming Cream Cleanser. This natural face wash for sensitive skin contains active ingredients to cleanse the skin without the drying effects of alcohol. The oatmeal and aloe vera contained in this beautiful cream provides soothing, calming support to inflamed skin.
If you’re looking for the best face mask for sensitive skin, look for a face mask containing charcoal. Organic activated charcoal has a calming effect on the skin, particularly if your skin tends to be slightly oily or prone to acne. A mask for sensitive skin containing aloe vera will help to reduce redness and calm aggravated skin.
The delicate skin around the eyes can often be one of the first areas affected by a skin care product. Non-natural eye creams may contain chemicals which can cause eczema around the eye and eyelids, making applying concealer and eye shadow a nightmare. The Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream contains aloe vera and chamomile to soothe, together with natural oils and active ingredients to intensely nourish and repair skin damage. Alternatively, you can try Black Chicken Remedies Intensive Care Natural Eye Serum, known for it's soothing benefits of milk thisle oil and cucumber seed oil.
Body care essentials for sensitive skin
For ultra-sensitive skin, an unscented natural body wash is the least likely to provoke any kind of reaction. For one of the best natural body wash for dry skin, we can’t go past the Zuii Organic Certified Organic Flora Moisturising Wash. The name says it all! The soap-free formula is perfect for dry skin, while the chamomile and green tea extracts soothe and heal. For acne prone skin, we love the Manuka Biotic Refreshing Body Wash. The anti-bacterial properties of manuka and kanuka essential oils help to cleanse the skin, preventing the build-up of bacteria which causes blemishes.
Natural makeup for sensitive skin
Choosing face wipes for sensitive skin, ideally, fragrance-free makeup remover will be the best for irritated skin. Natural makeup brands will be much less allergenic than conventional beauty brands, in particular, mascara. As the eyes are often irritated the most, using a natural mascara for sensitive eyes is the best option.