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Sensitive skin is not for the faint of heart. Finding a gentle skincare routine that is effective can be challenging! Skincare, oh skincare, why must you make my life so complicated. If you have read some of my previous posts on health and beauty routines, you’ll likely be familiar with my battle against acne prone skin. I started developing acne around six years ago – a battle that, at times, brought me to tears. You’ll see some leftover scarring on my cheeks in this post – no photoshopping here, girls! Finding a gentle skincare routine for my sensitive skin that won’t make it worse is important.
I use a simple but effective gentle skincare routine to keep my skin clear, nourished, and glowing! Read on for some easy skincare tips and be sure to share your clear skin secrets in the comments!
3 Step Gentle Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin
I always start my gentle skincare regimen by removing any excess dirt / oil from skin with a facial cleansing cloth. This way, my cleanser can really work its magic on my skin! I use a combination of a gentle cleanser with salicylic acid and a deep cleanser, massaged into the skin with a face brush.
The Process: Begin by massaging cleanser into skin with a face brush, in circular motions, for 30 seconds. Rinse well with warm water, then repeat cleansing a second time in the same manner. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then finish cold water. Pat face dry gently with a wash cloth.
The next step in my gentle skincare routine is probably my favorite! I apply chilled pure aloe gel to my skin with a cotton swab. Aloe has amazingly nourishing and regenerative benefits not only for your skin, but your overall health. Make sure that you use pure aloe gel and not juice!
The Process: Take out 1 tablespoon of chilled aloe and place in a bowl. Apply aloe gel in gentle circular motions over entire face with a clean cotton swab. Let aloe gel air dry. Your skin may feel tight.
Tip: Apply aloe gel overnight or under makeup for even skin and a healthy glow!
Moisturizing skin properly is one of the most important parts of any skincare routine! The right moisturizer should provide lasting moisture to your skin, without clogging pores or causing any unnecessary irritations – often caused my fragrances. I love the Cetaphil® Daily Hydrating Face Lotion and the Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream for this step. They are my moisturizers of choice for this third, and very important step in any skincare routine!
The Process: Apply a nickel size amount of Cetaphil® Daily Hydrating Face Lotion to entire face in gentle circular motion. Allow lotion to fully absorb into skin – about 3 minutes. Apply makeup as normal. Then, to keep you body moisturized, apply Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream to your entire body!
The best way to keep your skin in tip-top shape is to remain consistent with your gentle skincare routine. Always take your makeup off at the end of the day, cleanse thoroughly, nourish, and then moisturize! Your clearer, calmer skin will thank you with a beautiful healthy glow!
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Do you use Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream or other products from their line? Do you have a skincare routine similar to this one? What is your biggest skin / skincare struggle? Let’s chat in the comments, friends!