Sensitive Skin Care Simplified: A Gentle and Effective 7-Step Skincare Routine

The key is consistency.

Sensitive Skin Care Simplified: A Gentle and Effective 7-Step Skincare Routine

Creating a skincare routine for sensitive skin can often feel like navigating a minefield. The wrong choice can lead to irritation, redness, and discomfort, making it crucial to understand the right products and steps to use.

Let’s break down a skincare routine into simple, manageable steps, focusing on products that are gentle yet effective, specifically tailored for sensitive skin.


Sensitive Skin Care Simplified: A Gentle and Effective 7-Step Skincare Routine

What is the Proper Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin requires a routine that respects its delicate nature and microbiome while addressing typical skin concerns. However, understanding the typical 7 steps can help you customize according to your skin’s needs. The key is to use products that are soothing, non-irritating, and free from harsh chemicals. Here’s a basic framework to guide you.

What are the 7 Steps of Skincare?

Gentle Cleansing: Cleansing is a crucial step in any beauty routine. Over-do-it or under-do-it and your skin will pay the price. Start with a mild cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. The Double Facial Cleansing System Routine Set is an excellent choice, offering a two-step process that effectively cleanses while maintaining skin’s natural balance. This set is especially beneficial for sensitive skin, as it avoids the harsh effects synthetic ingredients can have on the skin.

Double Facial Cleansing Set — $71.00


Effective Exfoliation: Sensitive skins must avoid harsh chemical peelings and products containing AHA, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and such, at all cost. Sensitive skin can still benefit from exfoliation, but it requires a gentle touch, one you can control. The Black Clay Facial Soap provides a mild exfoliating action, helping to remove dead skin cells without causing irritation. Need something with more mechanical power? Try any of the Exfoliating Clay Masks instead. Don't apply exfoliants more than once or twice a week.

Black Clay Facial Soap — $19.00 Exfoliating Facial Mask — starting at $40.00 


Hydrating Toning: A soothing toner like the Japanese Matcha & Chamomile Facial Toner can be incredibly beneficial. This toner calms the skin and prepares it for the next steps in your routine. Always apply toner after cleansing or exfoliating. Applying a facial toner before exfoliation cancels the benefits the toner provides your skin.

Japanese Matcha & Chamomile Facial Toner — $26.00


Aqueous Serum: There are two types of serum, water based and oil based also known as facial oils. The order in which they're applied matters greatly. Aqueous Serums target specific concerns mostly related with anti-aging and hydration. Aqua b3 -10% Niacinamide Serum is a fantastic option for sensitive skin, offering hydration and reducing redness without irritation.

Aqua b3 10% Niacinamide Serum — $70.00


Eye Protection: Optional for those with sensitive skin, focusing on hydration and reducing puffiness without overwhelming the delicate eye area are Eye Balms or Creams. Eye Balms like the Rosa Mosqueta Night Repair Balm, repair and soothe the skin around the eyes. Apply a thick layer on your lower eyelid, and toss those polluting eye patches out.

Pomegranate & Rosa Mosqueta Night Repair Balm — $35.00


Moisturizer: Lock in hydration without causing heaviness or clogging pores. Look for non-comedogenic options. The Bakuchiol Night Repair Cream, provides a gentle layer of hydration and moisturization without irritation the skin.

Bakuchiol Night Repair Cream — $120.00


Oil Serums: Essential in any skincare routine, but for sensitive skin, a must. These serums effectively combine with all products applied in the previous steps, sealing in all the moisture, repairing and keeping skin pliable and hydrated. Olio di C 10% Vitamin C Serum, delivers intense nourishment and protection, diminishing signs of aging and sun spots, while increasing cell protection against UV-B rays. Need more? Check our entire collection of Facial Serums and pick the ones that suit your needs.

Olio di C 10% Vitamin C Serum — $100.00


What is the Correct Order for Skincare?

The correct order of applying skincare products ensures that your skin can absorb each product effectively:

  1. Cleansers, daily AM & PM.
  2. Exfoliants, 1-2 times per week.
  3. Toners, daily AM & PM right after cleansers, or when applying exfoliants, right after, not before.
  4. Aqueous serums, depending on their ingredients daily AM & PM.
  5. Eye Balms or Creams, daily PM.
  6. Moisturizers, depending on their ingredients, daily AM & PM, or only PM.
  7. Oil Serums, depending on their ingredients, daily AM & PM, or only PM.

What Should be the Daily Routine for Sensitive Skin?

Your daily routine should focus on gentle cleansing, hydrating, and protecting the skin. Start and end your day with the Double Facial Cleansing System Routine Set to ensure your skin is clean but not stripped of its natural oils. Follow up with the Japanese Matcha & Chamomile Facial Toner to soothe and prep the skin. Apply the Aqua b3 Niacinamide Serum to target specific concerns like redness or hydration. In the evening, consider the Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum for its gentle, retinol-like effects without the irritation. Finish with a layer of Pomegranate & Rosa Mosqueta Night Repair Balm under your eyes, to nourish and repair your skin overnight.

Don't be afraid to splurge on new products. Just make sure they're suitable for your skin type and concern, and always do a test before fully committing to a full size.

By understanding and implementing these steps tailored for sensitive skin, you can build a skincare routine that not only addresses your skin concerns but also maintains the integrity and health of your skin. Remember, the key to sensitive skin care is gentleness and consistency.

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