What is the Best Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin?

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What is the Best Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin?

The first step to having great skin is to choose the right products for your sensitive skin type, which can be harder than it sounds when you don’t know what ingredients irritate your skin. Your best bet is to look for products that are marketed towards people with sensitive skin and to use natural ingredients in your routine whenever possible. Here are some basic tips on how to have the best skin care routine for sensitive skin!

Sensitive skin care routine


Keep it Simple

To prevent irritation and dryness, your skin care routine should be low-key. Keep it as simple as possible. The basic steps are cleansing, toning, moisturising and protecting. If you have sensitive skin (many people with sensitive skin also have acne or rosacea), don’t add exfoliation to your regimen unless you consult with a dermatologist first.


Steps for your Skin Care Routine

Everyone’s skin is different, so it’s important to tailor your skincare routine to fit your specific needs. And if you have sensitive skin, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your routine doesn’t cause any redness or irritation. For one, it’s best to avoid products with harsh chemicals and fragrances. Whenever possible, opt for moisturisers and cleansers that use natural ingredients.


Single cleanse in the morning, double cleanse at night.

Single cleansing is fine for your morning routine. Use a soft cloth to wipe make up off and cleanse, and make sure the water isn't too hot. Luke warm is best for sensitive skin.

If you wear a lot of makeup, you should always double cleanse in the evening—that means using your cleanser (best if it's a cream cleanser, not oil based) taking off your makeup, pollution, dirt, debris and sunscreen. The second step ensures anything that wasn’t removed in the first step is washed away. 

sensitive skincare routine

Use a toner

Toner helps clean out pores by removing excess oil, makeup and other impurities. If you have sensitive skin, however, it’s best to steer clear of astringents. Instead, choose a gentle toner that cleanses your skin while also helping to balance its pH levels. These options are perfect if you’re looking for simple, affordable ways to keep your complexion healthy and bright.

Moisturise your face.

If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to treat your face with natural, gentle ingredients. However, you still need to moisturise: dry skin can be just as irritating as oily skin. Look for a moisturiser with natural ingredients such as aloe vera and vitamin E. Avoid fragrances and other artificial ingredients that can cause irritation.

Our Banksia Flower Light Moisturiser is perfect for sensitive skin for a day moisturiser.

Use a night cream

If you have sensitive skin, use a night cream in the evening, like the Davidson Plum Rich Night Cream—after all, at night is when your pores are most relaxed. Use a rich cream as an overnight treatment that moisturises and soothes irritated skin. 

Use an eye cream

Eye creams should be a part of any skin care routine, especially if you have sensitive skin. Eye cream can help hydrate your eyes and protect against fine lines and wrinkles. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose an eye cream with hypoallergenic formulas that are less likely to cause irritation and redness around your eyes, like the Sea Buckthorn Eye Cream

Finish with an SPF

Not all sunscreens are created equal. SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, refers to how well a sunscreen protects you from UV rays and their associated harm. The Academy of Dermatology recommends a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ every day in order to avoid UV-related damage and long-term skin aging, but some are better than others. Look for UVA and UVB protection in your sunscreen as well as ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

For those of us who have sensitive skin that reacts to certain ingredients or environmental factors, putting together a skincare routine can sometimes be an experimental process of trial and error.

At Aussenskin, we hope we have formulated a fantastic range to suit your skin type. 

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