Let me know if the following sounds familiar.
You have tried every product you can think of, but nothing has helped because your skin is super sensitive.
You feel like what you have tried for your breakouts has just made things worse for your skin.
You feel like your skin is so sensitive, that you are scared to try anything new and you are worried you will have to live with acne forever.
We completely understand the acne prone, sensitive face struggle. These scenarios are extremely common and in most cases, the random ingredients and perfumes in some products can freak your face out to the point where you just want to hide. Other times, your skin may just be going through the “purging” process where all the impurities are coming out from beneath the surface. Luckily you don’t have to be so discouraged about sensitivity. We are here to guide you! We here at Urban Skin Rx have live skin experts that will take diligent care of you and help you take even better care of your skin.
Let’s start with a few helpful tips and questions to ask yourself that will help you deal with unruly and unpredictable, sensitive skin.
-Is your skin reacting to a product because it is sensitive or is your skin just purging? This could be one of the most important questions of all. A lot of people do not know the difference between these two scenarios. In one scenario, you apply a product and your skin immediately flares up in redness or bumps and you start to feel itchy in that area. It may not happen like that exactly in every case but usually this signals an allergic reaction to the product itself. In the second scenario, you use the product(s) and a couple of days later or the following week, you notice more breakouts coming up. Possibly even in areas that you have never broken out before. This is what we call the purging phase. Many clinical strength ingredients and products are designed to pull out impurities and bacteria from underneath the surface which results in these breakouts. This is normal! Think of it as a detox for your skin. Once this phase is over, your skin will show it’s amazing, true results.
-How much water are you drinking? It is extremely important to continuously drink water! This is important for many different reasons, but it also helps to hydrate your skin. In fact, adding warm lemon water into the mix can help with the inflammation in your body to help calm some of the hormones that help acne thrive and throw your skin out of wack.
-What type of cleanser can you use daily for sensitive and acne prone skin? If this is the case, no matter whether you are oily, dry or combination, the Clean and Glow Cleanser is an excellent choice for you. It’s so gentle and still provides you with that amazing cleansed feeling. It also has a mild amount of salicylic acid to help exfoliate away blemishes and dead skin cells.
-If you have sensitive and acne prone skin, what else can you use? Ok let’s face it; acne is such a pain and if you have sensitive skin then you must be even more careful about what you use to treat it. Our ‘go to’ fix for this dilemma is the Clear Complexion Acne Serum. This formula has a mild percentage of benzoyl peroxide and glycolic acid. These are key ingredients that help to control acne breakouts, yet the percentages are gentle enough for sensitive skin. Not to mention this formula contains other calming ingredients for inflammation. If you're extremely sensitive, you may even consider just spot treating on the specific breakout area with this serum.
There is so much more education and factors that play into this specific skin type and we have only scratched the surface! Remember, a good rule of thumb even if you have sensitive skin is to cleanse, correct and protect/moisturize. It is important to choose the right products for your skin type and to also have patience! If you find yourself feeling a little lost, you can contact the skin experts here OR take our skin quiz for an extremely customizable regimen!