I get clients every day that think they have sensitive skin. When it turns out they really have dehydrated skin. There is a difference. Sensitive skin burns turn red, can’t tolerate most products, and gets dry or flaky. Dehydrated skin will get dry or flaky. It can tolerate most products but they need to be introduced slowly.
Here are a few of my favorite items for sensitive skin.
Cleansing oils and balms are perfect. They give a deep clean without stripping or drying skin. A silk pillowcase will also help skin from irritation at night. Plus these muslin cloths are perfect an exfoliation that is lite enough for sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin it usually applies to the body. Try dry brushing before a shower and using a gentle PH balanced body wash. After the shower, try applying a gentle body oil while your skin is still damp. It will keep the skin soft and hydrated all day. This Elemis salt scrub is gentle and a teaspoon is all you need to do the entire body.
Coconut Oil is so soft and gentle on the skin and hair. I recently discovered this coconut shampoo from RenPure that is super gentle and hydrating for my hair. The coconut hair mask is AMAZING. The other day I did a tutorial on Snapchat (HauteBeautyBLog) where I started with this mask. I left it on for about 3 hours wrapped it in a shower cap and heated it with a warm towel a few times. After that, I shampoo out with the Renpure Coconut Milk shampoo and condition. After my hair was so soft and my scalp wasn’t itchy or dry.
I love the Deborah Lipmann for my sensitive hands and cuticles.
I don’t have traditional sensitive skin but seasonal dehydrated skin. Some of these products I use on myself and others are things I pass on to clients to help with their true sensitivities.
Let me know if you have any questions or need skincare suggestions!