Before we start talking about the right skin products for sensitive skin, it's important to understand what is "sensitive skin"?
The term "sensitive skin" isn't a medical diagnosis. It's a general term that is used to describe anyone who experiences "a reduced tolerance to the application of personal skin products including cosmetics."
If you've experienced redness, itching or even burning and stinging after applying a skincare product... you know what this means. You probably consider yourself someone with sensitive skin.
The real question is — is it your skin or is it the product?
Skin that is very dry doesn't have the ability to protect itself, and easily become sensitive when it comes in contact with anything harsh. The same goes for skin that's been exposed to harsh environmental factors like sun, wind or cold.
That's why when it comes to sensitive skin, it's important to look for face oils rich in fatty acids to reinforce the skin barrier.
If your skin is well-nourished, and you're still experiencing skin sensitivities you may need to take another approach to skincare—that is simple with minimal ingredients.
In my personal experience, my skin stopped being over-reactive when I eliminated all my skincare products (and used just water and avocado oil.) Once my skin was calm and nourished, I introduced products with simple, organic ingredients like Avoila Nourishing Face Oil. Actually, it's how we developed the oil in the first place!
Avoila Nourishing Face Oil is formulated with plant-based oils that have known benefits for the skin. It works to nourish your skin, so that it can act more like it used to.
Avocado Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Rosehip Seed oil all work to calm redness, reduce inflammation and repair damage. And our plant-based oils are rich in fatty acids to lock in moisture, fight off free radicals and protect the skin.
Now, whenever I get an inkling of a reaction to a new makeup, face mask or cleanser, I go back to just using my face oil. For my sensitive skin, it's the single most important part of my simple, minimal skincare routine.