A week ago, my skin started going WACKO. i'm not sure if it because of seasonal change, hormone imbalance or food or stress. but my skin was having dry patches, itchiness red patches. and wake up to dull and ugly looking skin regardless of having 8-10 hours of beauty sleep. terrible, yes I know.
SO I looked up online for products for sensitive skin. I decided to ditch my current skincare regime and pick up another one until my skin has settled down. This is what I came up with.
To cover up my patchiness and things I use powder foundation during the day right after my suncreen. pick a sunscreen that's more natural and doesn't contain preservatives like paraben types. Physical sun block that uses titanium oxide or zinc oxide should be better than chemical sunblocks for sensitive skin. Powder foundation or mineral foundation should be milder on the skin compared to liquid foundation.
So to take the make up off the day I use Clinique- take the day off makeup remover for eyes and lips. then wash with QV FACE- gentle cleanser.
This gentle cleanser is soap free, with vitamin E and adjusts skin to its natural pH. it doesn't make my skin feeling dry and tight after washing and it does have the powder to take off sunscreen and make up.
So to tone the face ( to add hydration to the face and gentle removal of dead skin cells) I use The Body Shop - Aloe Calming Toner. I put some on a cotton pad and wipe my face with it. I avoid any scrub or exfoliate which will just aggravate the skin further. This method removes the dead skin cells gently without make the skin acting up again. The reason why I picked this particular toner is because of its simple ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin.
That's all there is to this toner. I really like it, in two days it helped with my itchiness and red patches. Highly recommended for quick fix to sensitive skin.
To moisturize the face. I use Cetaphil. The products does not contain paraben which my skin don't like. I got two versions of moisturizer.
- Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
- Cetaphil Dailyadvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion
The moiturising lotion is a more watery version of the ultra hydrating lotion. I started using the Ultra hydrating lotion but I have combination skin so it's a bit too heavy for during the day so I am using it at night now and also for my body. The moisturising lotion is great for all purposes. These two moisturisers tend to have a waxy feel after it's absorbed, may be that is how it is able to keep moisture in the skin all day, because my dry patches are gone.
These two products are gentle enough for baby's skin and won't block pores. Great price for the amount of product you get. Highly recommended.
The top is the Ultra hydrating lotion, the bottom is moisturising lotion. If you can't use all of it for your face because it's 250 mL product you can always use it for your body in area that's dry.
That's all for now. These products has helped my skin to calm down and getting back to its shape. So hopefully it will get back to being radiant in no time.