Skin irritation just won't quit. Especially in spring. So before you head to the beauty counter to source coverage, protection, repair or correction for your rosacea, acne scars or irritation, read this expert guide first!
Spring has got a target on its back when it comes to skin sensitivity. It’s a ripe time for redness, rosacea, irritation, dryness, flare-ups and general discomfort of the complexion kind.
For sufferers, sharp focus is pulled on skincare, cosmetics and fragrance when shopping, as many products are just simply out of bounds, and the do’s and do not’s are defined.
DON’T: Apply just anything
Always test any new product – be it a cosmetic or skin cream – on a patch of skin. The inside of the upper arm is a good place to start as it can be covered if irritation occurs. You should know within 24 hours if this is the case, signified by irritation, redness and any unusual lumps or discolouration.
Erno Laszlo Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil Pre Cleansing Treatment, $93 – available at Sephora.
Complexion wear and tear needs much repair! This Skinstitut Repair Balm offers it in spades with intensely healing hydration, the perfect salve for cracked and extremely sensitive, cracked and dry skin.
This innovative serum calms redness and irritation via gentle but highly efficacious ingredients research has shown act to reduce the key factors related to persistent redness and sensitivity. Perfect for twice daily use following cleansing.
CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum, $34 – available at Paula’s Choice.
The new Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF 30 contains a broad spectrum sunscreen with tinted earth minerals, to help protect skin whilst minimising the appearance of redness and preventing moisture loss.
Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF 30,
$53.50 now $47.08 – available at Adore Beauty.
Facial redness can ruin your confidence. This medium to full coverage foundation weightlessly covers embarrassing discolouration – caused by rosacea and acne – without exacerbating irritation.
Magic Foundation, $65 – available at Charlotte Tilbury.