The best products and expert advice for the ultimate skin SOS this summer. If you’re one of the many women who suffer from sensitive skin, whether it’s redness, dryness or even rosacea that’s the problem, summer can create some flare-ups. Luckily, there’s a whole host of wonder-products on offer that can combat irritation, protect your skin in the sun and give you the smoothest, soften complexion yet!
Shabir Daya, co-founder of VictoriaHealth.com and member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, suggests avoiding chemicals, irritants and perfumes, which can all aggravate skin, as well as products containing alcohol, witch hazel and essential oils such as peppermint and eucalyptus that have been found to irritate skin. ‘Where possible look for products that are soothing, while also providing high levels of antioxidants such as green tea, he says. ‘These help to protect your skin from damaging inflammatory free radicals, which can inflame sensitive skin.’
‘Sensitive skin is very common and can be caused by a change in weather, increased sun exposure and over exfoliation of the skin’.’It is very important to protect sensitive skin and to only use a product designed to target that specific need,’ .
Here’s our pick of the crop for summer-proofing your sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin often dries out quicker and is more prone to irritation. Make sure you have a good routine where you moisturize every morning and evening to lock in water and keep your skin looking youthful. .
Don’t forget your body
Summer calls for silky, smooth limbs and soft, touchable all-over skin, yet often we neglect the skin on our bodies. If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin then look for a specialist product that will re-texturise rough, dry or bumpy ‘chicken skin’. contain natural ingredients to provide round-the-clock moisture.
- Helps support the production of collagen and elastin
- Moisturize and hydrate the skin
by Isabel Dexter