Basic Skin Care That Works, Even For Sensitive Skin!

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Developing a skin care routine may seem like rocket science for some people. But we promise, it doesn’t take a genius to plan out a very simplistic routine. And the good news is, it works even for your sensitive skin!

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The key is keeping things simple, uncomplicated, and easy to accomplish on a daily basis. So let us share with you the basics and get you on your way to discovering your best skin!

The Right Facial Cleanser

Start your skincare routine by choosing the right facial cleanser for your skin type. It doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars. Relax, it is designed to wash off dirt and grime off your face. Chances are, it will only stay on your face for a few minutes. 

choose the right facial cleanser

For sensitive skin, choose cleansers with minimal ingredients that do not strip your skin of its natural oils.

If you are on the oily side, go for gel-based foaming cleansers. If your skin is on the dry side, choose milky or creamy cleansers.

Use lukewarm water when washing the face. Too hot, and you might end up with more redness and you will strip your skin of natural oils. Too cold, and you might add more to your skin's redness. 

After washing, gently pat your skin dry and avoid vigorous rubbing to prevent irritation. 

Exfoliate Gently

Exfoliation is important to keep skin looking its best. It prevents clogged pores that may lead to breakouts. It is safe to remove the top layer of dead skin once or twice per week but we do not mean, over doing it! Let go of the harsh rotary brushes that make your skin more sensitive. Ditch the facial scrubs with apricot pits too! It makes micro-tears in your skin and doesn’t even polish your skin evenly. 

For a gentler way to exfoliate, check out ultrasonic skin spatula that is similar to a spa service called ultrasonic facial. The gentle vibrations help dislodge pore clogs while the metal spatula scrapes off dead skin gently. 

exfoliate gently with ultrasonic skin spatulaMicrodermMD also has a Sensitive Mode. It allows for a milder microdermabrasion even for those with sensitive skin. Get our Fine Diamond Tip accessory for gentler exfoliation too. You can get this in a cheaper bundle here.

You might wonder why we recommend microdermabrasion. Relax. Our Fine Diamond Tip is designed for people with sensitive skin. The diamond particles we use in this tip is finer, allowing for gentle and safe abrasion. 

Check out a Gentler Way to Exfoliate Skin

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Use Good-Quality Serum

Think of serums as food for your skin. These are very potent preparations that is usually targeted to heal a certain skin issue. For example, you may want to get niacinamide if you are having problems with oily skin, large pores, and texture. If your skin is looking a little dry and dull, a dose of Vitamin C serum might help give a brighter complexion. 

use facial serums

Listen to your skin. You should know better whether your skin needs a little more hydration or what. Go with hydrating marine collagen mineral gels for extra plump, elastic, and wrinkle-free skin. Invest in serums rich in hyaluronic acid to give you a more hydrated and youthful look. Our Argan Serum is infused with green tea, algae, and mugwort extracts that work together to soothe and calm irritated skin. 

Moisturize Daily

There is no excuse to this golden rule of skincare! No matter if you have normal, dry, oily, or combination skin, you have to moisturize your skin! Choose products that aren’t comedogenic, meaning those that won’t clog your pores.

moisturize daily

If you are on the oily side, go for water or gel-based moisturizers. You can even use an aloe vera leaf to moisturize and balance your skin. If you have dry skin, go for richer or creamier formulations. 

You need to moisturize and hydrate your skin to keep it looking great all the time. There are many good-quality moisturizers out there. You can follow estheticians, skincare gurus, even dermatologists on social media if you are looking for great product recommendations.  

Block the Sun

Forget everything else, except sunscreen! We can't stress this enough. Sunlight is not good for our skin. It causes premature skin aging! 

Use spf 30

Wear a wide-brimmed hat, wear long-sleeves, or if you want to enjoy the sun, for goodness sake, put on sun protection! Even on cloudy days, the UV rays are still out to get us.

Make it a habit of wearing sunscreen. Do not rely on SPF protection from your makeup, it is not enough. Just like moisturizers, go for non-comedogenic sunscreens. Aside from preventing sunburns, it prevents premature skin aging. (1)

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That’s really all that you need in a simple skincare routine. Depending on your preference, you may add more to these. You may also opt for red light therapy benefits to diminish age spots and fine lines.

You can use a clay mask once a week if you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, you may prefer a hydrating sheet mask. As long as you are not doing anything overboard, then you are good to go.

Basic skin care is not rocket science. It's actually rather easy once you understand it.