What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin can be caused by various factors, including genetics, environmental triggers, and underlying skin conditions. Common triggers for sensitive skin include harsh chemicals, fragrances, extreme weather conditions, and certain fabrics. Understanding the causes of sensitive skin can help you make informed decisions about your skincare routine.
Tips for Identifying Sensitive Skin
How do you know if you have sensitive skin? Look out for signs such as redness, itching, dryness, and a tendency to react easily to skincare products. Sensitive skin may also be prone to breakouts, irritation, and a feeling of tightness or discomfort. Breakouts can be particularly troublesome for individuals with sensitive skin. The use of harsh or comedogenic (pore-clogging) products can trigger acne and irritation.
Oftentimes, sensitive skin can easily become dry and dehydrated, which can exacerbate sensitivity and lead to further discomfort. Dry skin lacks moisture and can feel rough and flaky, while dehydrated skin lacks water and may appear dull and lackluster. Therefore, it's crucial to choose skincare products specifically formulated for sensitive skin.
We formulated the best skincare routines and expert tips specifically designed for sensitive skin to help you gently, yet effectively care for and nourish your complexion.
Step 1: Exfoliating and Cleansing Sensitive Skin
When it comes to exfoliation and cleansing, gentle is the key. Avoid harsh scrubs and opt for mild exfoliants that won't irritate or damage your skin. Our Milk Scrub Cleanser is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that nourishes the skin while effectively removing dead skin cells.
Tips for Exfoliating Sensitive Skin
Look for cleansers with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile, and oat extracts. These ingredients can help calm and protect sensitive skin during cleansing. Our Milk Wash Jelly Cleanser is a great option, as it contains nourishing goat milk and natural botanicals to cleanse and soothe sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin requires gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and promote a healthy complexion. Choose exfoliants with ingredients like fruit enzymes or finely ground powders that provide a mild exfoliating action without causing irritation. Our Milk Glaze Clay Mask is a gentle exfoliating mask that purifies and refines the skin.
Step 2: How to Tone Sensitive Skin
Toning is an important step in any skincare routine, especially for sensitive skin. Look for alcohol-free toners that are gentle and hydrating. Beekman 1802 offers a range of toners suitable for sensitive skin, including the Bloom Cream Moisturizer , which doubles as a toner due to its lightweight and nourishing formula.
Tips for Toning Sensitive Skin
Choose toners with calming and hydrating ingredients such as rose water, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients can help balance the skin's pH levels and soothe any irritation or redness. Our Milk Shake Toner Mist contains rose extracts and other natural botanicals to provide a calming effect on sensitive skin.
Apply toner by gently patting it onto your skin using your fingertips or a soft cotton pad. Avoid rubbing or pulling on the skin, as this can cause further irritation.
Step 3: Apply a Serum for Sensitive Skin
Serums are concentrated formulations that deliver potent ingredients deep into the skin. When choosing a serum for sensitive skin, opt for those specifically designed to calm and nourish. Our Milk Drops Ceramide Serum is a lightweight serum that helps to strengthen the skin's barrier and provide hydration.
How to Find the Best Serum for Sensitive Skin
Look for serums with gentle ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. These ingredients can help soothe, hydrate, and repair the skin. The Milk Drops Ceramide Serum contains ceramides to support the skin's natural protective barrier.
Apply a small amount of serum to your fingertips and gently press it into your skin. Allow the serum to absorb fully before proceeding with the next steps of your skincare routine.
How to Maintain Your Protective Skin Barrier
The skin barrier acts as a protective shield against external aggressors and helps maintain moisture balance. For sensitive skin, it's crucial to strengthen and restore the skin barrier to reduce sensitivity and enhance resilience.
Probiotic skincare ingredients help balance the skin's microbiome, which is essential for a healthy skin barrier. Look for products that contain probiotics, such as lactobacillus ferment, to support the natural defense mechanisms of your skin.
Ingredients like ceramides, fatty acids, and peptides can help restore and strengthen the skin barrier. These ingredients promote moisture retention and improve the skin's ability to defend against irritants. Our Oh! Mega Milk is a moisturizing cream infused with goat milk and other nourishing ingredients that aid in restoring the skin barrier.
Step 4: Apply a Hydrating Moisturizer
Hydration is essential for sensitive skin, as it helps maintain a healthy moisture balance and prevents dryness and irritation. Reach for moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and natural oils. These ingredients effectively hydrate the skin without clogging pores or causing irritation. Our Bloom Cream Moisturizer is a lightweight and non-greasy option that provides hydration and nourishment to sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin may benefit from thicker face creams that provide a protective barrier against external irritants. Lotions, on the other hand, tend to be lighter and may not provide enough hydration for sensitive skin. For an added boost of soothing hydration, try our Midnight Milk Sleep Mask, a luxurious face cream that can be used as an overnight treatment to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate sensitive skin.
Caring for sensitive skin requires a gentle and tailored approach. By choosing suitable products formulated for sensitive skin, like those offered by Beekman 1802, you can effectively address sensitivity, maintain hydration, and promote a healthy complexion.