No More BAD SKIN DAYS
End the cycle of irritating breakouts with these sensitive skin saviours…
Forget wrinkles, skin irritations are one of our biggest beauty anxieties and it seems sensitivity is on the rise. A recent study by Lancôme found that two in three women suffer some form of flare-up at least once a year. But what to do when your go-to creams won’t cut it? Thankfully, a clan of calmers are here to stop the itch/scratch cycle and soothe angry areas ASAP.
Concern: Eczema & Itching
anyonewho’ssufferedwitheczema knows that it can be a nightmare to treat. but (1) Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser, £3.99, went viral after a mum posted before and after photos of her child’s eczema-prone skin and its transformation after using the lotion for one week.
la Roche-posay’s latest breakthrough is also genius. One of the biggest issues with eczema is the dreaded itching. Scratching only increases inflammation and makesitmoresusceptibletofuture flare-ups. the solution is (2) La Roche-posay Lipikar Stick AP+, £13. it not only heals, protects and restores broken, damaged areas, it tricks the skin into thinking it’s being scratched as you apply it. it’s a handy size, too. all hail la Roche.
When your skin is particularly dry it can be hard to pick the right cleanser. Some wipes and washes tend to strip the skin, drying it out further. (3) Avène 3 in 1 Make-up Remover, £11.50, is a no-rinse formula, so it gets everything off without any trauma. Follow with (4) Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive, £59, a bottle of good bacteria for your face. Packed with probiotics, it soothes skin and quickly brings down any inflammation. Plus, the added antioxidants help to protect and hydrate – an all-round winning formula.
Feeling flushed? a rosy face tends to be a dead giveaway that you’re dealing with stressed skin. Just like the name suggests (5) REN Evercalm Anti-redness Serum, £29, will ward off pink patches. it strengthens capillary walls, boosts good bacteria and protects it from further environmental harm so that your skin’s better equipped to beat the blush.