Ok, ladies. Let’s talk about sensitive skin. How many of you have it? Most likely, a lot of hands are complaining about how everything irritates your delicate face. But do you know what it really means to have sensitive skin and if, so, how do you manage it? Let’s discuss.
Sensitive skin is a skincare description that’s becoming more and more frequent here in the US because of the products we’re using. The skin is the largest organ of the body and when you apply harsh detergents and potent chemicals to this resilient-yet-still-an-organ organ, it’s going to react. Your skin “eats” whatever you put on it, so consider whether or not you’d pour what you’re using on your face down your throat. See? That got your attention.
Much as how eating harsh chemicals makes you sick to your stomach, your skin reacts to things that irritate or harm it with equal force. It’s a combination of what your skin is eating (products) + what you’re actually eating (processed food, white sugar, not drinking enough water) + your lifestyle (stress, smoking, pollution, lack of sleep) that’s causing your skin to be sensitive.
This year, I’m on a mission to get women to understand that less is more when it comes to beauty. So much in fact that I decided to join forces with a fantastic skin company to help everyone everywhere pare down their skincare routine with products that are less harsh but just as effective. That’s right: I’m a Brand Ambassador for Simple Skincare , the UK’s most trusted line of skincare with 50 years of experience in facial care.
The line is based on a belief that what is left out of skincare is equally important as what’s put in. These gentle-yet-effective products are free from the irritants, harsh chemicals and fragrances found in many skincare products and are instead packed with nutrients, gentle cleansers and pro-vitamin complexes to restore skin to its rightful, balanced state. All of the products are pH neutral and dermatologist tested. They’re non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. In short, they’re kind of like your doctor’s Hippocratic Oath: they first shall do no harm.
The line contains every single thing you will need for your skincare regimen: cleansers, scrubs and toners, (Refreshing Facial Wash Gel, Moisturizing Facial Wash, Smoothing Facial Scrub, Soothing Facial Toner), eye care (Eye Make-Up Remover, Revitalizing Eye Roll-On, and Soothing Eye Balm), moisturizers (Vital Vitamin Day Cream w/ SPF 15, Vital Vitamin Night Cream, Hydrating Light Moisturizer, Replenishing Rich Moisturizer) and wipes (Cleansing Facial Wipes, Exfoliating Facial Wipes.) Coming soon to drugstores and big box retailers, I advise you to check out Amazon and Drugstore.com now to get a jump on taking better care of your skin in 2012.
At the end of the day, your skin should just be beautiful and your regimen should make achieving your best complexion easy and harm-free. Ladies, your skin should be beautiful and treated beautifully. It’s just that Simple.
FTC Disclosure Notice: This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program. Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.