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We know having sensitive skin is tough, and it can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing your skin sensitivity - sometimes you need to spin around three times, throw salt over your left shoulder, and only use one hand in the hope that your skin won’t react.

There are so many different ways in which you may have sensitive skin - but we've collected some of our favourite anti-irritating products on this page right here. Even with skin sensitivities, it's still so important to have a complete routine that ensures your skin is nourished, hydrated, and protected.


What causes painful skin sensitivity?

Any number of factors can cause painful skin sensitivity, but the most common causes are:

  • Excessive use of harsh active ingredients
  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Skin burns
  • Bruising and lacerations
  • Chemicals
  • Low circulation


How do you know you have sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, after the use of certain products you may find you get skin reactions such as swelling, itchiness, and scaly skin amongst other things. It's important to check the products that you're currently using - some products are too harsh to be used all over the face and some may be too strong for your skin type. Some products in particular are only to be used once every second night, usually products that contain actives such as retinol or glycolic acid.

Every skin is different, so just because something doesn't work for you doesn't mean it's not someone else's savior. While it's impossible to account for all skin sensitivities, there are some common ingredients that you will find can act as a trigger to your skin.


How often should you exfoliate sensitive skin?

It’s recommended that you only exfoliate sensitive skin once a week. It’s important to avoid harsh soaps and detergents, so try a gentle milky cleanser that locks in moisture. Be sure to use cool or lukewarm water, as hot water can damage the skin's barrier. Do not use a rough cloth for cleansing - we recommend a soft microfiber cloth if you feel your hands aren't doing the job.

If cleansing is too much for your skin, try using a micellar cleanser. Best used on a high-quality cotton pad to remove makeup and the day's impurities, this nifty product tones and cleanses all in one. Don't rub, instead press the pad against your skin before gently wiping.


What products from Adore Beauty are good for sensitive skin?

We have hundreds of products available for sensitive skin, but we’ve collated some of our team favourites.

If you’re looking for a good sunscreen for sensitive skin, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ should do the trick.

What about a moisturiser for sensitive skin? There are so many great anti-irritating moisturisers, but our bestseller for sensitive skin is the Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream.

Cleansers may seem scary for sensitive skin types, but it’s recommended that you still include it as part of your skincare routine. A great cleanser for sensitive skin is The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser.

Still not sure on the best option or routine for your skin, or need some instructions? Contact us, we'd love to help! Get in touch with our trained customer service agents, by simply filling out this form.


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