As a skincare lover and blogger, I get to test and try a lot of products and from time to time my skin often gets compromised. Skin can get irritated due to many reasons that could be as using the wrong product for your skin type or it could be harsh for your skin or using different products that shouldn’t be used together or too many activities in the skincare product as well as environmental stressors or too cold like this time of the year. My skin does get irritated when I get to try products that aren’t suitable for me or it could be too harsh. Here is what you need to do if this happens.
You need to stop using whatever you’re using. I personally need to give my skin a break from my all skincare products for at least a couple of days and this means no soap.
I do slowly start with calming and repairing skincare products. Here are some of my all-time favourite products that work amazingly to repair the skin barrier while adding exceptional hydration. You want to start with a calming skincare product to help your skin boost its repairing procedure. Origins Checks and Balance Frothy Face Wash carries a gel-like texture and an amazingly calming and soothing cleanser that helps gently cleanse the skin without any further damage to the skin barrier, I do find the It Cosmetics It Cleanser is one of the other best options. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origin Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion is a lightweight lotion (feels like essence) that is formulated with Reishi and Fermented Chaga Mushrooms and Adaptogenic Licorice Root that helps with redness and restores resilience as well as it helps skin to resist environmental stressors. Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum it is a lightweight serum that immediately soothes and hydrates the skin. This serum carries copper peptide that is anti-inflammatory.
The Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origin Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion helps to protect the skin from external aggressors into the skin that could further irritate it while the Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum does its soothing effect internally on skin’s barrier and the moisture in.
For the night I only use Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil which really helps soothe my skin and is rich in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 that moisturize, nourish, and visibly balance the skin while restoring the complexion overnight.
It’s pretty much how the skincare looks like for 2-3 days or till I feel my skin looks and feels good. In the meantime, if out during the daytime, I like to wear the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Creme SPF 30. This makes sure my skin is protected from the sun, and dry, harsh weather outside.
And if my skin feels dry by the end of the day I like to use the Kiehl’s Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask with Aloe Vera. I love that this formula immediately soothes and calms skin.
the whole process usually takes me around a week and then I slowly start back with my most used and trusted skincare products. But at this point, I do really find out what kind of ingredients and products works on my skin.
I hope you find this post helpful. There are quite many other skincare products that I’ve used like the Dermalogica’s Smart Response Serum that I used to soothe my skin. I’ve also linked some of my favourite products below if you’re looking for more recommendations but currently, this is what I use.