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Sensitive Skin Care Routine Tips & Products

What better way to start your day than with refreshingly soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin. You deserve to start your day the right way, with skin you’re happy and comfortable to be in. But sensitive skin can make achieving nourished, glowing skin a tricky affair.

If you have sensitive skin, you know how important it is to choose the right cleansing products. Good sensitive skin care depends on having a cleanser that truly cares for your skin and won’t dry it out, and once you find something that works, you stick with it.

Most of us begin our day with a perfectly warm shower to refresh, recharge, and gently cleanse our skin and troubles away. Sensitive skin can truly sour your morning cleansing ritual because over-exfoliating, water that is too hot, and even certain chemicals in your cleansing products can trigger sensitive skin and cause it to react.

When sensitive skin reacts, some symptoms can include:

• Rough-textured, flaky patches of skin

• Dry, cracked skin

• Swelling of the skin

Your cleansing routine should be your opportunity to equip you to take on the day in soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin you’re comfortable to be in. So, because we believe skin cleansing should be as caring as any other part of your beauty routine, we’re delving into some top tips to help you address sensitive skin.

Sensitive Skin Care Routine

What is sensitive skin?

To create the best skin care routine for sensitive skin, we need to begin with an understanding of what sensitive skin is.

Sensitive skin like many other skin issues, is the result of a weakened skin barrier. Once the skin barrier is impaired, the skin’s moisture balance is disturbed resulting in a lack of sufficient moisture for the skin barrier to work effectively. As the skin barrier is unable to do its job of protecting the skin, your skin becomes vulnerable to external irritants such as certain fabrics and chemicals. As the skin comes in contact with external irritants, it becomes inflamed.

If your skin is prone to inflammation from contact with external irritants, you may have sensitive skin.

What is a good skin care routine for sensitive skin?

Your daily shower routine may be a great way to get clean, but it can also be an opportunity for sensitive skin to get triggered, causing an allergic reaction. At Dove, we believe that with every cleansing routine there lies an opportunity for you to practice some pampering skin care. Which is why our bath time products are formulated to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and nourished.

What products can I use for sensitive skin?

A good skin care routine for sensitive skin is one that includes gentle cleansers and moisturisers that won’t irritate your skin, like our Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar.

Dove Sensitive Skin Products

What is the Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar?

Our beauty bar provides nourishing care to your skin with a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formula that’s gentle on sensitive skin. Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar gives you truly mild cleansing that leaves sensitive skin feeling soft and smooth. This Dove sensitive skin bar brings you the classic Dove cleansers and ¼ moisturising cream in a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic bar that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.

How often should I use Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar?

Suitable for daily use, it helps protect skin’s natural moisture and can be used on your hands, body or face. Get the gentle skin care for sensitive skin that you deserve – try Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar.

A bonus tip to buff up your sensitive skin routine is by avoiding products with harsh chemicals or fragrances that can dry out and irritate your skin. Also, if certain clothing materials cause a skin reaction, opt for clothes made out of organic cotton instead as they are less harsh on sensitive skin.

If sensitive skin is an issue you’re dealing with, don’t stress. Simply identify and avoid practices and products that cause your skin to react. Look out for products specially formulated for sensitive skin like our Dove Sensitive Skincare range and welcome soft, moisturised, healthy-looking skin.