July 12,
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Sensitivity causing skin frustration? When day-to-day stressors lead to skin irritation, we’re here to help sensitive skin find relief fast. Discover all you need to know about identifying and caring for skin sensitivity plus the products you need in your skincare routine for sensitive skin when your skin is acting up.

What is skin sensitivity?

Skin sensitivity can look different from person to person and can be caused by several factors. When understanding what causes sensitive skin, this can include anything from environmental factors, such as weather changes to harsh ingredients and allergens.

Sensitive skin requires gentle care and a tailored skincare routine to maintain its health and radiance. Some of the common “sensitive skin” signs include:

  • Dryness & Dullness 
  • Post-Shaving Irritation 
  • Red Post-Acne Marks
  • Easily Irritated Skin
  • Ongoing Redness 
  • Visibly Irritated Skin 
  • Damaged Skin Barrier

Can different skin types experience skin sensitivity?

Any skin type can experience skin sensitivity, including oily, dry or combination skin. Regardless of your skin type, you’ll want to upgrade your skincare routine with formulas that can address the signs of sensitive skin and help prevent them in the future.

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What is the best skincare routine for sensitive skin?

Your skincare routine may look different depending on your skin type and the unique signs you’re experiencing. There are some steps and skincare products for sensitive skin, however, that any skin type dealing with skin sensitivity shouldn’t skip out on. When selecting skincare products for sensitive skin, opt for formulas that are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and dermatologist-tested.

Morning Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Gentle Cleanser For Sensitive Skin

When searching for the best facial cleanser for sensitive skin, try a gentle cleanser that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils while protecting your skin’s barrier like Advanced Night Cleansing Balm or Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask. Pro-tip: Since scalding hot water can be irritating for sensitive skin types, use lukewarm or cold water to rinse your face.

Step 2: Treatment Lotion

A toner or treatment lotion can provide additional soothing, skin nourishing benefits. For normal to dry skin types, try Micro Essence Treatment Lotion with Bio-Ferment. If you have normal to oily skin, you’ll love Micro Essence Treatment Lotion with Sakura Ferment. Both formulas help soothe skin and fight visible redness while protecting and strengthening skin’s barrier.

Step 3: Skin Sensitivity Specialist

A skin treatment like Advanced Night Repair Rescue Solution can be your answer to managing skin sensitivity.

This breakthrough from our best-selling Advanced Night Repair Collection is specifically formulated for sensitive skin. It’s infused with the high-performance exclusive peptide of our star serum. Plus, unique ingredients to soothe the look of irritation to visibly reduce face redness, while providing some of the repair benefits we’re famous for. 

In just one use, it helps fight visible irritation and redness. Calms, soothes and hydrates. Featuring 15% Bifidus Ferment, it helps both soothe and prevent the look of red, irritated visibly sensitized skin. It also helps significantly strengthen skin’s moisture barrier to fight the appearance of future redness. 

Step 4: Repair Serum

Looking for the best serum for sensitive skin? Whether you’re dealing with oily, combination or dry sensitive skin, our #1 Advanced Night Repair Serum can give skin soothing, skin-renewing benefits. It can help boost radiance, strengthen and hydrate skin and more. 

Step 5: Nourishing Moisturiser

Always make sure to moisturise—no matter your skin type. One of the best face moisturisers for sensitive skin is our Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer which is made for all skin types. It hydrates and nourishes skin while firming and strengthening for a more lifted look.

Night Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Gentle Cleanser

Cleanse your skin to remove any dirt, makeup, sunscreen and other impurities from the day.

Step 2: Treatment Lotion

Use your chosen treatment lotion again at night for redness-fighting, skin-soothing benefits.

Step 3: Skin Sensitivity Specialist

Our Advanced Night Repair Rescue Solution can be used in your morning and nighttime skincare routine to target signs of sensitivity.

Step 4: Repair Serum

After the best night serum for sensitive skin? End your night with our Advanced Night Repair Serum. It helps ignite skin’s natural nightly renewal while you sleep so you can wake up with visibly renewed skin.

Step 5: Nighttime Moisturiser

Use a nighttime moisturiser for sensitive skin like Revitalizing Supreme+ Night Creme to nourish skin while you sleep. This formula also reawakens and revitalizes skin to target multiple signs of aging while you sleep.

With the right skincare routine and gentle products, you can effectively manage sensitive skin and restore its balance and resilience. Invest in products specifically designed for sensitive skin and prioritise gentle, nourishing ingredients to keep your complexion calm, hydrated, and radiant. Remember to patch test new products and consult with a dermatologist if you experience persistent sensitivity or skin issues.

Want more tips on caring for skin sensitivity? Book a Virtual Consultation for 1-on-1 advice from an Estée Lauder expert or take our Skincare Routine Quiz to find products best suited for your skin type and concerns.

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