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Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin

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A simple step-by-step guide for building a skincare routine for sensitive skin.

My Skincare Routine Sensitive Skin

I wanted to share with y’all my current skincare routine. I have struggled with acne since I was a teenager and then in my twenties, I started to have eczema around my nose and chin. My face was always blotchy no matter how much makeup I used. I tried so many skincare products, Proactive, drugstore cleanser, all-natural products, I even made my own essential oils cleanser.

Through trial and error, I have finally found a skincare routine that works for my sensitive skin. Now, the only time I have a bad acne breakout or eczema is when I’m stressed, that time of the month, or when I eat poorly for a long period of time.

Morning Steps

First thing in the morning, when I’m brewing my coffee, I use my ice roller. It’s a great way to wake up your skin and reduce redness. Then after I have completed the majority of my morning routine and finish my workout, I rinse off and wash my face.

I use my facial brush to wash my face in the morning. It has three different cleansing brushes. A gentle scrub, exfoliating scrub, and a silicone scrub brush. It leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. I use It Cosmetics cleanser. 

After cleansing my face I apply eye cream and moisturizer. I allow those to set in for a few minutes before applying my makeup.

Nighttime Steps

At night is when I shower. Instead of using makeup removing cloth, I double cleanse. The reason for that is removing cloths leave a residue and cause my skin to breakout.

The first cleanser I use is gel-to-cream. It goes on thick and when water is applied it becomes creamy. I use a hot washcloth to remove the cleanser and makeup, but you can use just your hands and water. After removing my makeup, I use my It Cosmetics cleanser.

Once I am out of the shower, I apply my eye cream. I started using this eye cream about 2 months ago and am blown away by the results. It reduces dark circles, puffiness, and lines. Plus it’s under $15!

After my eye cream, I apply face oil. This stuff is amazing! It reduces dark spots, acne scars, redness, and gives your skin a healthy glow. Once my face oil has set into my skin, I apply my moisturizer.

More Skincare Products

Skincare products can be pricey. I use It Cosmetics because it works well for my skin, but I understand that it is not in everyone’s budget. That is why my current eye cream and moisturizer are Honest Beauty.

However, if you are interested in using IT Cosmetics products, I recommend THIS moisturizer with the cleanser. I love their moisturizer more than any other brand I’ve ever used. I highly recommend it!

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Other tips for healthy skin

  1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water. I highly recommend Summit Water Bottles they come in a variety of designs and sizes. I have a 32 oz that I try to refill it 3 times per day.
  2. Eat Cleaner ingredients and less processed foods.
  3. Check the ingredients in your makeup products. I am allergic to Talc. It breaks me out severely. If you are struggling with acne, try cutting it out of your products for a month and see if it makes a difference. For Talc-free makeup, suggestions check out my blog post, The Best Affordable Makeup Products for Sensitive Skin

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  1. Buayifa says

    Hmm! This is interesting. I usually don’t wipe my makeup before washing my face, so I need to start that. It’s true that the foods we eat affect our skin. Like when I had kale salad for breakfast for five days, I saw amazing changes on my skin. I’m also going to look at these products you mentioned here. Thanks for such helpful post.

    • Elainafaye says

      I’m glad you liked it! Yes, removing your makeup before you wash your face helps get the extra dirt off.

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