How to Choose the Right Skincare for Sensitive Skin

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Updated: 04/12/2021


If you have sensitive skin, you may have struggled to find the best skincare regimen that does not aggravate your skin. When looking for skincare, it is important to consider which products will be well tolerated by your skin, and which you should avoid. Consider the below tips when looking for skincare for sensitive skin.


Tip #1: Avoid known allergens or sensitizers in skincare formulas

If you have sensitive skin, it is important to avoid ingredients that may cause sensitivity or skin reactions. Reading the ingredient list of the formula is a good first step to help avoid these external aggressors1. Companies such as can help you easily find products that are safe for your specific allergens.

Tip #2: Look for products that will help strengthen and restore the skin barrier

One of the underlying causes of skin sensitivity can be a damaged or disrupted skin barrier, which allows allergens and sensitizers to more easily penetrate the skin. To help address symptoms of sensitive skin, it is important to strengthen and maintain skin barrier function. Skincare products with ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin can help strengthen the skin’s barrier function2.

Tip #3: Less is more when it comes to your skin

If you know that your skin can be more reactive to external aggressors, a general rule of thumb is to look for products that are dermatologist tested for safety, tested on sensitive skin and allergy tested to help minimize the possibility of using a formula that can exacerbate your sensitive skin3.

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