Learning how to properly care for sensitive skin can be tough. There are no two skins alike and “sensitive skin” is often used as an umbrella term to describe different skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, and many other inflammatory skin conditions. This is why it is necessary to truly understand what your specific skin type is and how to treat it. It is also important to know that your skin can change according to your current health, environment, climate, the food you eat, dietary changes, etc. It’s even possible, and often likely, that you could have more than one skin condition. So, if you are someone who has some form of sensitive skin, it is key to be aware of your skin’s own needs and to learn how to properly take care of it. Read below to learn our top tips for caring for sensitive skin:
Jane's Top Sensitive Skincare Tips:
1. Read Labels & Know What to Avoid
First and foremost, we cannot stress enough how important it is for your health and wellbeing to use clean, natural products. Although, we know that it can often be daunting when you are first learning how to shop for good, clean products. Many marketers use tactics to make you think a product is clean by labeling it green, natural, or organic when in reality their products are full of synthetic ingredients. As someone with sensitive skin, it is crucial to know what to look out for on product labels that could irritate your skin.
One common ingredient to steer clear of is fragrance. Fragrances are engineered scents that could contain any combination of 3,000-plus stock chemical ingredients, including hormone disruptors and allergens. Fragrances can really irritate the skin and cause it to react negatively. They have also been found to cause allergies, dermatitis, respiratory difficulties, and can impact the reproductive system. The bottom line: do not use any skincare products with added fragrance. Check out our Nasties List to learn other ingredients you should avoid and ones we will never use.
2. Use at a gentle cleanser
Cleansing is the first, and most important, step in your skincare routine. When it comes to cleansing, it is so important to stay away from any harsh cleansers or soaps. You do not want to irritate your skin’s barrier. Instead, you want to choose a cleanser that will help maintain proper levels of hydration and balance the pH of the skin. Our Cleanser No.3 was designed specifically with sensitive skin in mind. This lightweight oil cleanser balances oil production and easily clears any excess oil, dirt, and debris. It is truly gentle and effective.
3. Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Lastly, it is so important to remember to keep your skin properly hydrated. For sensitive skins, we highly recommend our Tomate Creme Corrective Moisturizer. Tomate Creme works wonders on sensitive skin due to its high concentration of tomato lycopene extract, Vitamin C, and herbal infusions that naturally correct and smooth the skin. It also contains sunflower oil (soothes dry, irritated, and inflamed skin), jojoba oil (soothes inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness), and hemp seed oil (reduces inflammation and soothes abrasions, burns, eczema, and psoriasis). All of these ingredients blend together to do wonders for the health of your skin.
In addition to a traditional moisturizer, you can also add a soothing face oil to your daily skincare routine for an extra boost of hydration. Our janegee Face Oils help balance, soothe, energize and hydrate skin. Face Oil No.3 in particular is great for anyone with sensitive skin. We also recommend taking our oil quiz to discover which janegee Face Oil suits your skin's needs best. Remember, no two skins are alike!
It is also important to note that many sensitive skin conditions can lead back to dysbiosis of the gut. Your skin health reflects the health of your gut microbiome. Skincare is an inside job. With a few tweaks, and a little bit of effort, you can speed up the healing of your skin to create a balanced, healthy skin. Learn more here.
We hope this blog provided you with some helpful tips and insights to better take care of your sensitive skin. If you would like more personalized guidance, we highly encourage you to book a Discovery Consultation with one of our knowledgeable skincare professionals. Through this consultation, we can help determine the cause of any skin irritations, as well as create a custom routine of products and practices for at-home use. Additionally, if you have any questions about booking or products, feel free to email or call us. We’re always here to help! Let’s Become Better Together!