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Simple ways to soothe sensitive skin

During the winter months, our skin goes through a lot. From battling cold winds to drying out thanks to central heating, sensitivity can flare up more than ever. For my latest blog post, I’m sharing some super simple methods for soothing sensitive skin. 

Stay calm 

While this is sometimes easier said than done, staying calm is vital for skincare concerns. Often, stress shows itself on our skin, so, we need to be kind to our minds to ensure the problem isn’t getting worse. Take some deep breathes when you’re stressed and find the time to meditate. Remember, we’re looking for a solution to our skincare concerns rather than turning it into a problem. 

Use ice 

The application of ice can help to calm inflammation while soothing irritation. But, that’s not all it’s suitable for. For me, ice cubes are an unsung hero when it comes to skincare. For sensitive skin, you should avoid applying skin directly to your face. Instead, wrap the ice cubes in a soft face cloth a use that way. 

Use tea tree and lavender

Tea tree is praised for its anti-inflammatory effect as it helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. It can also help to reduce any redness and swelling you might be experiencing. 

Lavender oil is famed for its calming properties, which can reduce redness, blotchy patches of skin and acne scarring. Much like tea tree, lavenders anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent choice for healing and soothing skin that’s irritated or reddened from sun exposure, bacteria or insect bites. 

You can either apply both tea tree and lavender directly into your skin or freeze it into ice cubes and apply it that way. 

Change your bedsheets

Investing in skincare goes beyond products and treatments; we should also consider our environment. As we spend a lot of our time in bed, one of the best investments you can make is upgrading your bedsheets. Certain fabrics are kinder to our skin (and hair) than others, so you should opt for silk, satin or linen sheets for ultimate comfort.

Enjoy a calming tea

If you’re struggling with inflammation, too much caffeine can often add to the problem. So, instead of gulping down lots of coffee every day, a simple switch to herbal tea is good news for your skin. I personally like to drink rose, oregano, nettle, peppermint or camomile tea – whatever your preference, it plays a part! 

Opt for SPF with Zinc 

If you’ve read my blogs before, you’ll know I’m a huge advocate of SPF all year round. Just because the sun isn’t shining right now, we still need SPF. If you’ve found SPF irritates your skin, opting for a zinc-based product is best for you as it’s kind to your skin in every way. 

If you’re concerned about skin sensitivity or inflammation, you can book in for a free online consultation with me so we can discuss your concerns. Here’s to taking care of our skin for 2021! 


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