My skin is unbelievably sensitive, and it has taken me years to figure out exactly what will and won’t aggravate it. After lots of trial and error I have found the five steps that are fail proof for washing your sensitive skin…
Have you ever noticed how when you wash your face with warm/hot water your skin gets really red? Limit your skin cleansing regimen to as little exposure to hot water as possible. Hot water softens up the natural oils on your skin to wash them away, but it also leaches out moisture from your skin. Wash your skin with cool water (as cold as you can handle) to reduce the redness and to keep moisture in your skin.
Fresh Wash Cloth
The bacteria that can sit on your wash cloths is pretty gnarly. If you can buy a pack of cheap wash cloths (ideally white – you don’t want any dye) so you can last the whole week that is ideal. Sensitive skin is well… sensitive… to almost anything and you wash your face with your pores open with a dirty wash cloth will reverse what you are doing.
My favorites at Olay sent me their new line of Olay Cleaning Infusions for both face and body and I fell in love with their Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser and Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp and Aloe Extract. Their exclusive formula infuses a non-stripping cleanser with biorenewing hydrators to actually improve your skin’s condition as you wash! My skin felt smooth, clean and hydrated so my skin’s surface has a light natural glow. The line also comes in a Crushed Ginger with Citrus Extract scent! You can get the Cleansing Infusion Line at an Ahold retailer, and you can find coupons here!
I know you hear this probably over and over again and you think to yourself “Who has time to wash their face twice every day?” It can be a burden but is absolutely worth it for your sensitive skin. Also, let’s not forget how you should be washing your face after sweating (AKA. That gym session.) Day and night excess oils, dirt, and impurities can build up on the surface of your skin and if you don’t wash these off they can clog your pores which can leads to those pesky breakouts.
Know What’s in Your Product
Make sure you are reading what’s in your products. Know which Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are best for your skin. I prefer Lactic Acid (which is one of the most popular AHAs in skin care today), it is a powerful ingredient that helps reduce acne breakouts and the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Make sure to do your research on what is best for you. I’ll share my sensitive skin care routine soon!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.