I have suffered with my skin since I was 11 years old. Unfortunately puberty seemed to hit me like a giant train and I was blessed with acne, mix that up with severely sensitive skin and I have spent hundreds of euro on skin care that has ended up looking pretty in my bedroom but being completely useless in helping my skin.
After years of trial and errors I have found a cocktail of skin saviours that suit breakout prone, sensitive skin that I thought I’d share with all my lovely followers!
Here are my top 5 products for sensitive skin….
- La Roche Posay Micellar Water
Micellar water is one of my favourite skincare products on the market. It is a lazy girls dream, it removes makeup and cleanses skin with a swipe of a cotton pad! La roche posay is tested on the most sensitive of skin and is made with thermal spring water. It delicately rids sensitive skin of impurities, and makeup with its soap free formulation that is 100% hypoallergenic. It costs about €15 for a 200ml bottle and it can be purchased here
2. Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Blemish Moisturiser
I like to alternate my day moisturisers as my skin can change between both oily, breakout prone and sensitive and dry. Most anti-blemish moisturiser are primarily to reduce the appearance of spots and acne, but the newest moisturiser in the Normaderm range also helps your skin stay hydrated as well as radiant and beautiful. It is a more broad spectrum moisturiser as it provides 24 hour hydration it suits more skin types while still tackling breakouts when it’s needed. Its super light texture allows for fast absorption and is perfect to be worn under a full face of makeup. This has become one of my go to moisturiser for when my skin acts up. I picked mine up in Sam McCauley Chemists but it can also be bought here
3. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
Everyone needs this balm in their makeup drawer. It can be used by adults children and babies for any type of minor skin irritations. I have used it on major skin breakouts and on shavers rash. It can also be used on tight, sensitive skin, nappy rash, cracked skin and chapped lips. It soothes, protects and repairs sensitive skin practically overnight. I mostly use this at night-time if my skin is really irritated, it has a thick balm like texture, which when dries into the skin gives a non greasy finish.
It comes in two sizes a 50ml tube and a 100ml tube ranging from €7.50 to €13.50 and also comes in a range with an SPF 50 and can be purchased here
4. Avéne Eau Thermale Spring Water
The Avéne spring water mist is perfect soothing care for sensitive skin. It can be sprayed onto the skin over makeup or just after cleansing to soothe irritated, tight, sensitive skin. I have the travel size in my handbag for anytime I feel like my skin needs to be soothed or refreshed. Boots Ireland have the full range of Avéne skin care and can be bought here
5. Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm.
Due to my acne I use a lot of harsh anti blemish skin care on my face which can be quite drying especially on the lips. I suffer quite regularly from dry, tight, chapped lips so a friend of mine recommended the Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. This is by far the most expensive lip balm I have ever owned, at €21 I was a little sceptical on how good it could possibly be, but this is an investment beauty product for those of you who may suffer from chapped lips. It repairs and protects lips with its rose wax as well as its SPF 15 it helps insulate lips from ageing from the sun, it can be bought here.
Until Next Time….
Not So Dumb Blonde X