Taking care of sensitive skin can be difficult. With sensitive skin, the natural protective barrier is impaired, allowing moisture to escape throughout the day (which is most likely why your skin can feel dehydrated). Suffice it to say, sensitive skin needs a bit more TLC. It’s time to leave that discomfort at the door and to get comfortable in your skin—and with your skin. Because having a fresh, supple complexion bursting with vitality is something we all deserve! Below, three tips for caring for sensitive skin.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Moisture-thirsty skin can be prone to roughness, dehydration lines, and dry patches. You also need to worry about the skin’s inability to reflect light properly, resulting in a dull complexion.
Try: Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum.
Boost your skin with a burst of minerals.
Fortify your skin’s natural protective barrier with Vichy’s mineralizing water from the French volcanoes. The exclusive-to-Vichy water is unlike any other thermal water on the market: Charged with 15 essential minerals it helps protect against internal and external aggressors. Next time you spray, try this tip from Annic Lefol-Malosse, Vichy Institute director: For optimal hydration, place a piece of gauze on your face before spraying it with the mineralizing water. This technique allows your face to gently absorb the water for several minutes, without exposing it completely to the open air and giving it the opportunity to dry out.
Read the label.
Just because you have sensitive skin, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on formulas that can target the signs of aging. Au contraire! You simply have to be a little picky. While retinol is suitable for most skin types, when you’re sensitive it’s best to skip it. Instead opt for products with rhamnose, a natural sugar derived from birch trees that gently reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin’s surface—without the harsh effects that other ingredients may cause sensitive skin.
Try: LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme. Be on the lookout for products made for your specific skin type, especially when it’s sensitive. Vichy products have all been developed for the most sensitive skin. They feature 100 percent active-based formulations with high-performance ingredients. They are dermatologist and allergy tested!