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April 15, 2014

How to take care of sensitive skin

Is your skin red and irritated? Is it peeling, tight, itchy and even burning? That means you have sensitive or intolerant skin. 
Sensitive skin can be due to many things, such as allergies , temperature changes, diet and stress
To preserve and protect your skin, you need to use gentle, hypoallergenic products that provide good hydration. You also need to have a good skin care routine

Here are the products you’ll need for your routine:

• A cleanser for sensitive skin
• Cotton pads
• Avène Thermal Spring water 
• A rich moisturizer , and
• A high protection sunscreen 

Your skin care routine

The key to healthy looking skin is to take care of it every day, starting with a good cleansing, morning and night. Here are the steps you need to follow.

1) Pour a bit of cleanser for sensitive skin onto your cotton pad and wipe it over your face and neck. Use small circular motions. Go gently. Do not rub, since this could irritate or dry out your skin.

2) Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. You don’t need to rinse the product before going on to the next step.

3) Take your bottle of Avène Thermal Water, hold it about 30 cm from your face and spray in a circular motion. Wait a few seconds and gently pat your skin with a towel. Avène Thermal Water soothes redness and irritation, and leaves your skin feeling comfortable.

4) Place a dime-size amount of cream in your palm. Using your fingertips, apply evenly to your neck and face. Gently massage it in with small circular motions. Start from the centre of your face and work your way outward. Quick tip: Choose a product specially formulated for you, for example, Avène cream for intolerant skin. It contains non-irritating active ingredients that will be suitable for your skin. Select a rich, nourishing, unscented cream that will help your skin restore its protective barrier and soothe irritation. 

Going outside? Add a high protection, lightweight and matte sunscreen to your daily beauty routine. Sunscreen is a must when you have sensitive, fragile skin. Don’t forget to reapply it throughout the day. This will offer your skin optimal protection and help keep your complexion looking radiant even longer!  

Pharmacy services

Need help choosing the right products for your skin type? Come and talk to our dermo-cosmetic consultants. They can guide you through the maze of skin care brands and items.