Tips For Sensitive Skin

Are you one of the 50% of people with sensitive skin? Having sensitive skin is more common than you might think.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy (2011) of Dermatology, up to 50% of the population may have sensitive skin. But what exactly is sensitive skin and how can we care for it well?

Sensitive skin is a common condition that is characterised by symptoms such as redness, itching, and dryness, and can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environmental factors, allergies and skincare products. To identify sensitive skin, look for signs such as skin that is easily irritated, reacts to certain products, and is prone to feeling sore and dry, often with a red appearance.

It is important to choose gentle, fragrance-free skincare products and to avoid harsh chemicals and irritants to help manage sensitive skin.

In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of such skincare for sensitive skin and recommend some fantastic products from us here at Wild Human Skincare that we recommend for those with delicate skin.

The Benefits of Natural, Organic Skincare for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can be a challenge to care for. It is often easily irritated, and traditional skincare products can exacerbate the problem, leaving skin red, itchy, and uncomfortable. This is where natural, organic skincare comes in. By using natural and organic ingredients, skincare products can help soothe sensitive skin and promote a healthy, radiant complexion.

What is Organic Skincare?

Organic skincare refers to products made from natural ingredients that are grown without the use of harmful pesticides, fertilisers, or other such chemicals. These products are often free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and other potentially irritating ingredients. To have the official organic certification, companies need to reach certain criteria and it can be a very expensive process. Many smaller, independent skincare companies, like Wild Human Skincare, use organic ingredients but often won't have the organic logos on their products.

What is Natural Skincare?

Natural skincare refers to products that are made with natural ingredients like plant oils and butters, and sometimes animal products like honey or tallow. Natural skincare doesn't automatically mean vegan, and it isn't a regulated term, so it's always worth checking ingredients and having conversations with the company if you're unsure of anything.

Beware of "derived from nature" ingredients - the more processes an ingredient has gone through, the less natural it is and the less beneficial (to skin) vitamins and minerals remain. Synthetic, lab made ingredients can be mixed with natural ingredients to create "derived from" products. Ingredients that state words like unrefined, raw and virgin are helpful because it shows the ingredients have gone through less processing and retain more of their skin benefits, such as vitamins and antioxidants.

Natural skincare is free from silicones, parabens, SLS, synthetic fragrance and phthalates but some companies may still add certain preservatives and types of alcohol which can be irritating to many people. At Wild Human Skincare we choose not to use alcohols or preservatives, and formulate all our products without water to remove the risk of microbiological growth.

Benefits of Natural, Organic Skincare for Sensitive Skin

1. Gentle on the skin: Organic and natural skincare products are generally more gentle on the skin tham traditional, mass produced products They are less likely to cause irritation, redness, or other adverse reactions, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin.

2. Free from harsh chemicals and toxic tngredients: Traditional skincare products often contain harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dryness and irritation. Synthetic ingredients like retinol, while having some good benefits in terms of anti-aging, can cause skin to become dry, sensitive to sun and irritated. Natural skincare products are free from these additives, making them a safer and healthier choice for sensitive skin.

3. Nourishing and Hydrating: Natural, organic skincare products are often abounding in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish and hydrate the skin. These ingredients can help soothe inflammation and promote healthy, glowing skin.

Product Recommendations

Here are some of our favourite products that are great choices for those with sensitive skin:

Pure Face Cleansing Oil

Cleanser: PURE Face Cleansing Oil

This gentle oil cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin. It contains natural, organic ingredients like golden jojoba oil, hazelnut, avocado and vitamin E that will cleanse, soothe and smooth the skin, leaving it feeling fantastic. A few drops of Pure can also be added to your bath for a little added gentle luxury.  

Rooted Face Cream

Face cream: ROOTED Nourishing Face Cream and HERO Hydrating Face Cream.

These beautiful botanical moisturisers are perfect for sensitive skin. Rooted is for all skin types and Hero is for those with more mature skin or very dry skin. They both contain natural, organic ingredients like unrefined shea butter and golden jojoba oil.  

Divine Cocoa Body Butter

Body Butter: DIVINE Cocoa Body Butter

Divine Cocoa Body Butter is the only body butter we formulate without essential oils so it's a fantastic choice for sensitive skin as an all over body moisturiser. It's made with organic ingredients: unrefined Fairtrade cocoa butter, unrefined shea butter, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E.  

With all of the above recommended products, the risk of skin irritation is low but we would still recommend conducting a test patch if your skin is very sensitive.

In conclusion, natural organic skincare is a great choice for those with sensitive skin. By using natural products, you can help soothe inflammation, reduce redness, and promote healthy, radiant skin. If you're looking for high-quality, natural, organic skincare products for sensitive skin, be sure to check out Wild Human Skincare. Our products are gentle, effective, and free from harsh chemicals, making them a great choice for anyone looking to care for their delicate, sensitive skin.

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