How to take care of sensitive skin? - THE ULTIMATE SKINCARE GUIDE

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Sensitive skin? Understanding your skin's unique conditions is a key step in creating a routine that suits its needs. If you notice redness, irritation, blotchiness, or that annoying itching and burning sensation, it's likely your skin is telling you it's a bit fussy. Afflictions like rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis often fall into the sensitive skin category, but the truth is, that all skin types can exhibit sensitivity at some point, due to external factors like pollution, weather changes, diet, or some not-so-friendly ingredients in beauty products. 


Whether it's genes, the environment, allergies, extra stress, or using products that are a bit too harsh for you, your skin might be waving the sensitivity flag for various reasons. But, don’t worry! This doesn't have to turn your life into an ongoing skincare crisis. While there is no way to completely change the sensitivity of the skin, there are many ways to balance and soothe even the most delicate complexions. Read on and follow these simple Jess Beauty tips to protect your skin and prevent those pesky reactions!






  1. Understand and Manage Your Triggers


While some skins bask in the sun and shrug off daily stresses, sensitive skin requires a kinder, gentler touch. Start by identifying what sparks your skin’s temper. First, the usual suspects: sneaky chemicals in products like perfumes, dyes, and those parabens everyone's whispering about. Even things in the air like smoke can set it off. Not to mention, when you're sleep-deprived, stressed, or haven't been eating your veggies, ouch, sensitive skin takes it personally.

Start by swapping harsh products for gentle, hypoallergenic ones, and adjust your routine accordingly. Is it that new perfume you're sporting? Maybe certain fabrics in your clothes give it the ick. Heck, even too much sunbathing can turn it into a tomato. The more you understand its triggers, the easier it is to build a happy life together. Sunscreen and breathable fabrics become your allies, and prioritizing rest and self-care takes center stage. It's a dance, not a battle, and with a little understanding and gentle care, your sensitive skin will glow with confidence.



  1. Choose products with gentle ingredients 


Ditch the harsh stuff and choose products that whisper "gentle" instead of "yikes!" Look for ones labeled "sensitive skin" or "hypoallergenic" – those are BFFs to easily-stressed complexions. Then, flip the bottle over and take a peek at the ingredients. Keep it short and sweet, with nature's goodies like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, coconut oil, or even Vitamin E. Think of them like a calming hug for your skin, you can find them in Jess Beauty's full range of gentle products! As a general rule, people with sensitive skin should look for skincare products that are fragrance and alcohol-free. Steer clear of nasties like sulfates, parabens, and synthetic dyes too – those are party crashers you don't want around. Remember, happy skin is healthy skin, and with the right products, you'll be glowing in no time!



  1. Less is more!


Less truly is more when it comes to sensitive skin. When sensitive skin throws a tantrum, sometimes the best fix is to hit the rewind button. Ditch the product party and keep things smooth and simple. Your routine doesn't need to be a mile long. Think "cozy trio" instead of "grand orchestra": A gentle cleanser, a calming moisturizer, and your trusty SPF sidekick are all you need. Best put, Jess Beauty’s Face Reset Cleanser, C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer, and Let it Sun SPF 50+ Sunscreen and that's it! Just the basics to keep your skin happy and hydrated. Your skin will thank you for it.



  1. Start with a soft cleanse


Those face scrubbers and intense cleansing routines? Not your best friends. They can strip your skin of its good stuff, like proteins and lipids, that keep it strong and healthy. So, let's be gentle! Ditch the scrubbing and firm pressure, and switch to soft and gentle pampers with a cleanser that loves your natural moisture, like a creamy cloud on your face. Jess Beauty's Face Reset Cleanser is the ideal champ for the job, but don't overdo it – twice a day, morning and night, is plenty. Enriched with squalane and coconut-derived ingredients, this cleanser not only protects your skin's outer barrier but also locks in moisture, alleviates inflammation, and soothes your skin. Remember, a little kindness goes a long way when it comes to sensitive skin. Be gentle, choose the right products, and embrace the glow!



  1. Keep away from hot water


Sensitive skin needs some tender loving, especially when the weather turns chilly. Long, hot showers might feel amazing, but they can leave your skin dry and cranky. Keep it short and sweet with lukewarm water instead, and think 10 minutes max. This helps keep your skin's natural oils happy and healthy. And after all that pampering, lock in all the goodness with a nice moisturizer like Jess Beauty’s Silky Smooth Body Balm all over. This scent-free body balm, formulated with all-natural ingredients like Vitamin E, Calendula Extract, and Camellia Sinensis, is designed to increase elasticity and infuse your skin with a natural glow.  Your skin will thank you for it!



  1. SPF All Day, Every Day


Don't let the clouds fool you! Even sneaky, cloudy days can sting sensitive skin with hidden UV rays, causing flare-ups and nasty sunburns. That's why sunscreen needs to be your ally all year round, not just for summer days at the beach. Think of it like a superhero shield for your skin, guarding it against the sun’s rays all year round. And bonus points - daily SPF 50+ like our Let it Sun SPF 50 + Sunscreen can calm down sensitive skin by reducing redness, irritation, and dryness. Beyond protection, it guards against sun damage and prevents skin aging, it’s a win-win! So slather on that sun love, even when the clouds are out, and keep your skin happy and healthy. 



  1. Stay moisturized


Think of your skin as a delicate flower. Just like flowers need water to bloom, your skin needs moisture to stay healthy and happy. Moisturizing regularly - day and night - gives your skin a dewy glow, keeps it feeling soft and smooth, and helps it bounce back from dryness and irritation. Pick a moisturizer that's fragrance and alcohol-free to avoid products that could sting or upset your skin. Remember, happy skin is healthy skin! Jess Beauty’s C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer will help your skin retain long-lasting moisture, and reduce hyperpigmentation and signs of aging. By enhancing the skin barrier, it also helps to protect the skin from external irritants and pollutants, keeping it healthy and resilient.

You can also add in extra hydration with our Shine Bright Serum, specially targeted for skin blemishes and formulated with niacinamide, a soothing super ingredient tha evens the skin tone and reinforces our natural moisture barrier, protecting the skin from bacteria and germs.




Staying hydrated with plenty of water is key to that healthy glow.  Bonus points for a cute water bottle on your desk – it'll be your personal cheerleader, reminding you to take sips throughout the day.



Last but not least: Make Your Routine a Habit


Skincare might feel like a side quest at first, but once your face starts rocking a radiant glow, you’ll never want to let it go. Ditch the one-size-fits-all formulas and craft a routine that fits your complexion’s unique vibe and sensitive needs. Your skin will be stealing the spotlight like it's Beyoncé at a karaoke bar, leaving everyone else speechless and wondering what your secret weapon is. Embrace the skincare party with Jess Beauty– your face will thank you!

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