Over the last few years, my skin has become rather sensitive.
Initially my skin started feeling rather hot and tingly when I was using the moisturiser that I always had, but as time went on, certain products caused burning and swelling.
It’s been tough finding toiletries that work – yet don’t irritate my skin, so I thought I would share with you a few of my trusted favourites:
Coconut oil face scrub
This is something that I make. Well, I say make, I simply mix in a little granulated sugar in with room temperature coconut oil. I love this. I know that it doesn’t contain any scary ingredients and I can make it more – or less – ‘scrubby’ depending on how much sugar I add. To use it I just splash my face with warm water, put a little of the scrub on my face and using a gentle, circular motion, rub before washing off with a face cloth. Take care not to be too rough as the sugar can be a little abrasive. My nose and under my chin really benefit from this and it leaves my skin so soft and glowing.
There are plenty of brands on the market – but the Garnier was the first I tried and I find it so effective. It is as gentle as water but removes my mascara with ease.
Clarins Instant eye make-up remover
I tend to use waterproof mascara during hay fever season as I do rub my eyes, even when I take my medication, and this removes it all.
Clarins Hydraquench moisturiser
I have incredibly thirsty skin. It’s never dry and flaky, but it does really soak up moisturiser. This is so lovely and the fragrance is mild. I sometimes use the Hydraquench serum too when my skin is in need of a little TLC.
Last week, however, I discovered these gems from Superdrug:
Both from the Naturally Radiant range, they claim to awaken skin’s natural glow. They have left my face so smooth – and using a serum on a daily basis has really started to iron out some of my wrinkles. The moisturiser has a slight light reflecting aspect too which leaves me looking slightly less tired. And it’s incredibly competitively priced.