Sensitive skin is a slave to the seasons – in the winter, it becomes reddish and dry, and in the summer burnt and prone to heat rashes. In between seasons, sensitive skin can react in ways that are unpredictable. As we venture into the warmer-weather months, take stock of how your skin is reacting and consider these 5 products to help you keep your sensitive skin smooth, glowing and acne-free.
There are so many factors that go into perfect skin – genetic predilection, diet, exercise, hormone balance and choice of topical treatments. Sensitive skin seems to react more dramatically than regular skin and is thus a huge issue among those with it. Putting the best face forward is a far more complicated concept. Luckily, there are all-natural, fuss-free products that keep sensitive skin radiant, all-year round.
1. Pure Natural Diva’s TIMELESS Organic Facial Lotion
With 12 percent zinc oxide, Pure Natural Diva’s TIMELESS facial lotion is a lightweight, nutrient-dense moisturizer fit for protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays as the sun begins to peak out from behind the clouds. Regular sun-protective facial products are packed with chemical filters like oxybenzone, avobenzone, octislate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Zinc oxide is a mineral alternative. The lotion is also infused with organic aloe, organic green tea, witch hazel, vitamin E, rosemary and olive oil. Price: $45 for 2 oz.
2. The Body Deli’s Liquid Vitamin Hydra-Mist
The hydrating power of the Liquid Vitamin Hydra-Mist calms the skin and reveals a dewy, healthy glow. The mist is like a cool breeze to the face and helps to revitalize and otherwise dull, spotty complexion. Sea kelp, vitamin C and amino-acid peptides work to penetrate skin cell membranes and make the skin able to better absorb all skincare products. Like all other Body Deli products, the Hydra-Mist is raw, vegan and organic. Price: $55.
3. Naturally Me’s Oatmeal Mask
Naturally Me is a vegan, organic skincare line designed exclusively for people with dry, sensitive skin. All of the company’s products are free of animal byproducts, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum and artificial fragrances. Its Oatmeal Mask sounds wholesome enough to eat, with the likes of sea salt, gluten free oatmeal, shea butter and vitamin E in the mix. Price: $10.99.
Juice Beauty is a popular skincare line made with organic ingredients and is free of parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances. Its Soothing Serum soothes the skin and reduces redness with the help of antioxidant-rich raspberry, aloe vera, licorice and bearberry botanicals and essential fatty acids. Price: $36.
5. Derma-e’s Soothing Cleanser with Pycnogenol
Derma e’s Soothing Cleanser with Pycnogenol is fragrance-free, sulfate-free and pH-balanced. Catered exclusively to sensitive skin, the cleanser also contains pycnogenol, an antioxidant that fights aging and protects the skin. The botanical extracts chamomile and lemongrass soothe the skin while green tea add extra tightening and anti-aging power. Price: $15.50 for 6 oz.
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