February 04, 2020 6 min read
If you have skin that is often irritated or is prone to redness/rashes then it is likely that you have sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin can often be hard to deal with as you have to be hyper aware of what products and conditions you are submitting your skin to because it can react and cause you pain or irritation.
If you want to understand your sensitive skin better, look into what may cause it and discover some brilliant vegan and organic products to help then keep reading!
Sensitive skin tends to be known as skin that is reactive to aggressors. These aggressors can be external factors such as weather or internal factors such as harsh skincare products. Often these factors can make skin red, sore, itchy and painful. Or in some cases just uncomfortable in general.
If your skin is severely sensitive and is often painful and irritated then it is a good idea to go and see your doctor to see if there is anything that they can do to help - you may need medication to calm your skin. However, in most cases you will be able to soothe your skin at home by adapting your skin care routine and learning what products are gentle enough to work on your skin.
You might not be completely sure that you have sensitive skin and may be wondering how to tell. There are some common symptoms that can be tell tale signs that you have sensitive skin.
Your skin may become irritated after using new products, this can make your skin blotchy and red . Or perhaps your face can sting when it is being washed or being exposed to weather conditions such as cold winds.
If your skin has a habit of becoming rashy, uncomfortable and sore when it is introduced to adverse conditions then it is likely that you have sensitive skin.
There are a few things that can cause sensitive skin. Below are perhaps the most common causes…
If you have sensitive skin then it is important to use products that are as gentle as possible. Here at Evolve our products are organic and natural, meaning that they are more gentle on your skin. This is an easy skincare routine to follow to try and get your skin under control, looking and feeling better.
Step One: The first step is to cleanse and tone your face. This will ensure that your face is clean of any products or ingredients that may be irritating it.
Our Cleanse & Tone Duo is a great option for this as it includes our award winning Gentle Cleansing Melt and our Daily Defence Moisture Mist. Our Gentle Cleansing Melt is a cleansing balm that contains nourishing Baobab oil to soothe and hydrate your skin whilst cleaning and calming, it is also a great way to gently remove makeup without rubbing your skin! Simply massage into dry skin and rinse away gently with warm water.
After you have cleansed you can go in with our Daily Defence Moisture Mist. This contains Prickly Pear to calm irritated skin, Moringa Peptides to protect skin from pollution and Hyaluronic Acid to help moisturise and hydrate your skin. This mist is perfect to spray over sensitive skin after cleansing, or to pop in your handbag to take on the go to soothe irritation on the move.
Step Two:Facial Oil is great to use once your skin is clean to add more moisture and soothing ingredients back into your now open pores. Our Miracle Facial Oil contains natural Retinol from organic Rosehip Oil. It also contains Organic Blackseed Oil which is used to nourish your skin but also reduces any signs of irritation. It also contains Argan Oil which helps to repair damaged skin and also help prevent further damage.
Simply apply the Miracle Facial Oil to your face and neck after you have cleansed and toned your skin.
Step Three:After using facial oil it’s a good idea to use a serum. Our multi award winning Superfood 360 Natural Face Serum is a lightweight serum that can be used on any skin type. With natural ingredients such as Peruvian Maca and Cacay Oil to help improve skin tone and luminosity, as well as locking moisture into the skin.
You can apply this serum onto your clean face and neck both morning and evening.
Step Four:Perhaps the most common step in any skincare routine - moisturise. It’s important to feed your skin moisture and moisturisers are perhaps the most effective way - and also supply a great base if you wear makeup. For sensitive skin we recommend our Daily Renew Facial Cream, a natural face cream that contains organic Argan Oil to nourish and natural Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Apply this gently to a cleaned face and neck, it is great in the morning to refresh your skin but can also work as a night cream of an evening.
Step Five:If you have sensitive skin then it is important to follow this last step to protect it throughout the day. Sensitive skin can be aggravated by weather, whether it's dehydrating heat or cold winds. Our Climate Veil Tinted SPF is great as a final skincare step as it contains SPF 20 to protect against UV radiation, but also gives skin light coverage with a luminous dewy finish.
If you have sensitive skin on your face then it is likely you’ll have sensitive skin elsewhere too. Changing your shower products may help with soothing your body too!
Quite often people stick to the same old shampoo and conditioner, and continue getting sore skin on their body although they may be using a safe shower product. This could be because the ingredients in your hair care are too harsh, and tend to run down your body in the shower.
By switching to a product such as our Daily Apply Hair and Body Wash you will be using a natural and organic product on both your hair and body. The natural Coconut and Sugar Extracts in the wash gently cleanse and maintain your skin’s natural PH balance, whilst the Organic Aloe Vera will soothe and calm your skin whilst also containing polysaccharides which form a film that protects hair when styling.