Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin

Everyone has a different set of skin concerns, and when it comes to defining what skin type you have it can be challenging to differentiate between dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin. Today, we’re turning our attention to sensitive skin care. We’ll cover how to identify sensitive skin through a tell-tale list of symptoms, which gentle (but effective) products you can use on your skin, and how to select skincare for sensitive skin. While sensitive skin maintenance may seem daunting at first, L’Oréal Paris’ selection of tailored hypoallergenic skin care is here to help nourish and hydrate your complexion with confidence and ease.

The common symptoms of sensitive skin

To decipher when you should be using specifically-targeted sensitive skin care products, we first must distinguish whether your skin is prone to sensitivity or reaction. Perhaps you have noticed symptoms like itching sensations, or visible skin changes like redness, dryness, peeling or bumps. If these symptoms are recurring when you come into contact with particular products, you might be suffering from a product-specific sensitivity which is triggering an inflammatory response. If you’re applying a broad range of products to the face without tailoring your approach to sensitivity, you may need so rethink your current beauty routine. Luckily, L’Oréal Paris offers a unique range of products made specifically to suit your needs, like hyaluronic acid for sensitive skin, and other hypoallergenic skin care ingredients.

Ingredients to support sensitive skin care

If you’re looking to craft a new skincare routine to minimise irritation, redness or other skin issues, it’s essential to understand the right sensitive skin care ingredients and products to implement daily. L’Oréal Paris’ skincare range  contains the ingredients required to help maintain healthy looking and nourished skin. For example, the use of hyaluronic acid on sensitive skin can be one of the best ways to preserve the skin’s hydration, tone, elasticity and volume (while behaving well with sensitive skin types). 

A step-by-step guide to your sensitive skin care routine

Whether you’re targeting anti-ageing for sensitive skin, or compatible products for an oily and sensitive skin care routine, we’ve built out a list of go-to, gentle L’Oréal Paris recommendations that are tailored specifically for delicate skin. Here are some of the fundamental components of your best skin care routine yet

1. Cleanse skin 

Before selecting your sensitive skin care cleanser, let’s remember to always wash with a gentle cloth (like muslin), and lukewarm water. Avoiding hot water can reduce the likelihood of aggravation, redness and an uncomfortably tight post-cleanse feeling. The Revitalift Eye & Lip Replumping Make-up remover gently removes even waterproof makeup whilst hydrating and soothing skin. The fragrance-free formula is perfect for use on the delicate eye and lip area – the perfect make-up remover for those with sensitive skin. To cleanse the face, our top pick is the Revitalift Filler Re-plumping Gel Wash, formulated with Pure Hyaluronic Acid to plump the skin whilst it cleanses, smoothes, and hydrates. 

2. Apply serum for sensitive skin

While you may be apprehensive to add another product into your sensitive skin care remit, serums can provide much-needed bonus benefits to your everyday routine. To replenish dry, tight or moisture-deprived skin, try our Revitalift Filler Fragrance Free 1.5% HA Serum . For best results, apply a few drops of this hyaluronic acid serum each day and night on just-cleansed, still-damp skin. 

3. Eye care

Our undereye and surrounding eye area are some of the most delicate regions of skin on our entire body, so we must treat them with care in our skincare routine for sensitive skin. L’Oréal’s Filler Hyaluronic Acid 2.5% Anti-Ageing Eye Serum is suitable for all skin types. Perhaps you’ll apply it before your makeup routine to visibly depuff and brighten the eye area ahead of your beauty applications. If so, we suggest following up with a slick of our L'Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara to widen the eyes and volumise your lashes. 

4. Apply moisturiser

Whether your skin is feeling dehydrated, oily or a combination of the two, it’s vital to replenish moisture daily with a soothingcalming and caring mainstay cream. Our top suggestion for a sensitive skin care routine is the Classic L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Classic Fragrance Free Day Cream. Why? Because this moisturiser is fragrance-free, alcohol-free and allergy-tested, designed specifically for hypersensitive skin. Simply apply to a freshly cleansed face and neck in circular motions for a nourished, soothed face-feel.

5. Perfect your base

We’re all about a base that continues that hard work of your sensitive skin care. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Tinted Serum Light is designed to be an extension of your sensitive skin care routine, infused with 1% pure hyaluronic acid to brighten the skin and blur imperfections. This minimalistic layer of sheer but buildable coverage is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, and gives a luminous, lit-from-within effect.


Enjoyed our guide to sensitive skin care? Next learn tips on how to care for dry skin at home.

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