5 Tips for Soothing Sensitive Skin
If you’re anything like 60% of the population, chances are you’ve experienced skin sensitivities in your life. While there’s a multitude of reasons that cause skin sensitivities, from genetics to climate, and even stress, knowing how to properly care for your skin from the inside out is crucial for overall skin health. In this edition of the Banila Blog, we’ll be breaking down out top tips and tricks for soothing sensitive skin.
Tip # 1 Opt for a Gentle Cleanse
We all know that every great skincare routine starts with a cleanse. And here at Banila we’re the cleansing authority so we know a thing or two about a gentle and effective cleanse. Whether you’re into a multitasking cleansing balm or you’re into a foaming face wash we’ve got you covered.
Our Clean it Zero Purifying Cleansing Balm was specifically formulated to cleanse sensitive skin while providing a burst of hydration and removing even the most stubborn waterproof makeup - yes even including mascara & eyeliner! If you’re into a foaming face wash, our new Clean it Zero Purifying Foam Cleanser is the daily face wash of your dreams! The star of our Clean it Zero Purifying Foam Cleanser is CICA-relief which is a patented propriety blend of 8 Centella-Asiatica-derived ingredients that work together to soothe, repair and hydrate skin while removing makeup, excess oil and build up.
Tip #2: Avoid Harsh Ingredients
Just like there are certain environmental factors that can trigger sensitive skin, the same is true for certain ingredients and additives. At Banila Co we proudly formulate our products without alcohol, parabens, sulfates, mineral oils & phthalates. Avoiding these ingredients is crucial for your sensitive skin because they are known to disrupt your skin’s natural barrier which causes excess dryness, redness & sensitivity. Preserving your skin barrier function is so important to us, that we developed cleansing technology to ensure your sensitive skin is always safe with us. Our patented Zero Balance Technology replenishes, firms, purifies & soothes while you cleanse. Did we mention that all our Clean it Zero products are also hypoallergenic?
Tip #3 Moisturize Daily
Once you’ve chosen a cleanser, the next sensitive skincare staple you’ll need in your routine is as an ultra-hydrating and calming moisturizer. Our Purity Therapy Relief Cream is the perfect moisturizer match for sensitive skin. Purity Therapy Relief Cream is a gentle vegan formula rich in Artemisia and Panthenol that helps to form a protective layer on the skin to hydrate and visibility reduce skin irritation. The formula absorbs into the skin quickly providing a skin calming effect that is great for morning or evening use.
Tip #4 Stay Hydrated
When it comes to dealing with sensitive skin, what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Making sure you are consistently hydrated is your first line of defense in managing sensitive skin. Sometimes getting in those 8 glasses of water a day is easier said than done, so the next best thing is food with a high-water content for extra skin loving benefits. Fruits like watermelon, strawberries and peaches, and vegetables like cucumbers, broccoli and lettuce all have high water contents along with antioxidant benefits that your sensitive skin is craving.
Tip # 5 Incorporate an Essence
All skin types, especially sensitive skin can benefit from incorporating an essence into their skincare routine. An essence is a watery skincare treatment, that can be used daily, and is rich in active ingredients for quick absorption. Our Purity Therapy Treatment Essence is the perfect pairing with our Purity Therapy Relief Cream to soothe sensitive skin. Formulated with vegan ingredients like Artemisia to instantly soothe, balance and hydrate sensitive skin.
After cleansing with the Clean it Zero Purifying Cleanser of your choice apply a few drops of the Purity Therapy Treatment Essence and follow that up with a generous layer of the Purity Therapy Relief Cream to instantly soothe sensitive skin. The best part? All these products are gentle enough for daily use.
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