How to care for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is a tricky little blighter to deal with and as the word ‘sensitive’ suggests, it needs to be handled with care - so don’t go upsetting it! Whether your skin sensitivity shows itself through redness, dryness, itchiness, tightness, soreness or a combination of factors, sensitive skin is easily irritated so it is important to adopt a skincare routine that keeps your skin calm, soothed and comfortable.

Here are our top tips for caring for sensitive skin:

Less is more – don’t overload your sensitive skin with products, ingredients and treatments.

Stick with what works – if your skin loves it, keep using it! Don’t get tempted to keep chopping and changing the products you use just because you’ve received a new sample/read about the latest ‘miracle’ cream/your friend swears by it.

Patch test - If you do try out a new beauty product, always do a patch test first to ensure it doesn’t cause a reaction to your sensitive skin.

Skincare routine - Opt for creamy cleansers (the Organic Surge Gentle Cleansing Lotion is ideal) rather than foaming cleansers, which could dry your skin out further. Moisturising is essential – the more hydrated your skin is the more comfortable it will be, so make sure you moisturise every morning and night without fail. Treat your skin to a weekly nourishing face mask. A customer review of the Organic Surge First Class Face Mask said: “I have extremely sensitive skin and have never been able to find a product that works as well as this mask does”, so why not give it a try?

Choose natural - Natural ingredients are kind to the skin and some synthetic ingredients commonly found in skincare are known skin irritants, so why risk it? Sensitive skin particularly loves natural ingredients such as chamomile to comfort and sooth, vitamin E to help reduce inflammation and irritation and green tea to reduce inflammation and act as natural skin healing agent, so look out for these when choosing your skincare products.

Treat your skin with care! When applying your products don’t rub your skin too firmly and try not to touch your skin at all when it isn’t necessary, to minimise irritation.

All Organic Surge facial skincare products have been clinically and dermatologically tested and are suitable for sensitive skin – check out the full line up at www.organicsurge.com

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