Chapter 65: How to Build a Basic Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin

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When building a skin care routine for sensitive skin, opt for products that keep skin hydrated, calm redness and prevent irritation. Since sensitive skin is more delicate, you’ll benefit from using gentle products that are formulated with soothing ingredients, such as calendula, chamomile, colloidal oatmeal or cica. Everyone’s skin is different, but if you find that your skin doesn’t agree with fragrance, stick to fragrance-free products to avoid aggravating it.

Here’s a breakdown of a simple routine for sensitive skin: 

A Step-by-Step Guide

For dry and sensitive skin, start your routine with a cleansing oil to get rid of your makeup and any impurities. GRAYMELIN’s Fresh Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil is lightweight and lifts away dirt without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier. It’s formulated with cherry blossom extract and rose flower oil to also revitalize skin and brighten your complexion. For a fragrance-free option, try make p:rem’s Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Oil.

If your skin is sensitive and leans towards the oilier side, go for a cleansing balm like NEEDLY’s Mild Cleansing Balm. Containing camellia seed fermented oil and green tea seed oil, this cleansing balm gives a thorough cleanse without drying out skin. 


Complete your double cleansing routine with AROMATICA’s Comforting Calendula Decoction Cleansing Mousse. The calming and fragrance-free formula contains calendula, which is rich in flavonoids, saponins and carotenoids, and works perfectly for sensitive skin. Thanks to its light and airy mousse texture, your skin will feel clean, calm, moisturized and soft to the touch. It offers everything you could ask for in a gentle facial cleanser.

A moisturizer is essential in both your morning and evening routines. Opt for a moisturizer that doesn’t just hydrate but also soothes your skin from any redness or irritation.

To tackle redness, you can’t go wrong with Dear, Klairs’ Midnight Blue Calming Cream. The combination of guaiazulene, an ingredient extracted from chamomile oil, and centella asiatica extract helps to calm redness and inflammation. PURITO’s Centella Unscented Recovery Cream is also formulated with cica extract along with ceramide and squalane to soothe skin and fortify the skin barrier. Use it as your daily moisturizer or when your skin is irritated to instantly calm it down.

Don’t end your routine without applying sunscreen! Since sensitive skin is more prone to irritation, it’s important to do everything you can to protect the skin barrier. Applying sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways to do that.

Keep your skin protected from damaging UV rays with Dr.G’s Green Mild Up Sun Plus. Its non-sticky formula blends into skin seamlessly and doesn’t leave a white cast, making it a dream to use every day. In addition to shielding skin from the sun, the sunscreen also provides soothing and nourishing benefits, thanks to centella asiatica and houttuynia cordata extracts in the formula.

Did you miss the basic skin care routines for dry, oily or combination skin? Then head back to Chapter 62 (for oily skin), Chapter 63 (for dry skin) and Chapter 64 (for combination skin).


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