As the (long) winter season comes to an end, the arrival of spring brings joy but also challenges if you're struggling with stressed, sensitive skin. The changing weather conditions, humidity levels, and exposure to the sun can wreak havoc on your skin. Do not fear - with the right natural skincare routine, you can protect your sensitive skin and keep it healthy and glowing throughout the spring season. We've rounded up our top tips on how to care for sensitive skin during the spring season, so let's dive straight in.
The first step to caring for sensitive skin and encouraging a natural glow is to cleanse your skin gently. Avoid using harsh soaps, foaming cleansers or face washes that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser that contains natural ingredients like grape seed oil, raspberry seed oil and marula seed oil. These plant actives are all found in our Balancer Oil-to-milk Cleanser and have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and calm sensitive skin, while removing daily dirt and impurities.
Exfoliate with caution
Exfoliation can trigger further disruption in the skin barrier if you have sensitive, stressed skin - and over-exfoliating can cause redness, irritation, and even breakouts. One option is to look for natural exfoliants like sugar, oatmeal, or jojoba beads, which are gentle on the skin and don't cause irritation. Alternatively, you can skip using an exfoliator and instead choose a facial cleansing product with antimicrobial and exfoliant properties, like our Balancer Oil-to-milk Cleanser, which effectively removes all makeup, pollution and excess sebum, leaving skin soft and supple.
Top up hydration
Hydration is essential for all skin types, but it's especially important for sensitive, stressed skin. During the spring season, the air can be dry, which can cause your skin to become dehydrated. To prevent this, moisturize your skin daily using our Reviver Hydrating Mist alongside the Hero Facial Oil to add much needed antioxidants and vitamins to nourish and protect the skin. For an extra moisture boost, add our hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf extract-infused Saviour Moisture Mask to your skincare routine a couple of times a week. It gets to work in only 10 minutes!
Fragrances can be a source of irritation for sensitive skin, especially during the spring season when allergies are common. To avoid this, choose natural skincare products that are fragrance-free. You can take comfort knowing that the full By Sarah London collection is Dermatologically Tested, suitable for the most sensitive skin and formulated without any ingredients known to cause irritation; free from fragrance, essential oils and drying alcohols.
Use natural sunscreen
As the weather gets warmer, it's essential to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. However, many sunscreens contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive, stressed skin. To avoid this, choose a natural mineral sunscreen that contains ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which sit on the skin, providing a protective barrier, rather than being absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. These ingredients provide effective protection against the sun's harmful UV rays without irritating sensitive skin.
Finally, staying hydrated is essential for maintaining healthy skin, especially during the spring season when the weather can be dry. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. You can also eat water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and celery to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Start your day with a morning smoothie and our Vitamin C+E Daily Radiance Booster to support a natural glow on the inside and out.
The takeaway? To care for sensitive, stressed skin during the spring season look for a natural skincare routine that is gentle and nourishing. Consistency is key to enjoy the best results and, by following these tips, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, keep it hydrated, and maintain a healthy, glowing complexion throughout the season. Remember to always choose natural skincare products that contain gentle ingredients that work in harmony with your skin's natural pH level.
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