Again, it will depend on the state of your skin (remember there isn’t one rule for everyone, every skin is unique). If you feel that your skin is more inflamed or more red than usual, then use a calming cleanser that doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients. If it’s more on the balanced side, then gently wake up your skin with lukewarm water.
Continue with your normal morning regime. The skeleton of your skincare regime should include a gentle cleanser, an antioxidant serum (please, remember that some products, especially those containing ascorbic acid can be really harsh on sensitive skin), a targeted serum (we like a hydrating serum), a moisturizer & an SPF. Yes, that’s a lot, but sensitive skin in winter is not a joke and needs to be fully protected, just as you would layer your body with clothes- layer your skin. Avoid fragrance or essential oils.
Use a very gentle cleansing cream free of any possible irritants. This is super important because if you are using the wrong cleanser it might make your skin more sensitive and this is not good before working out. Therefore, use something very simple to make sure that your skin is free from sunscreen, pollution & make-up.
Same here: Are you planning to go out and re-wear make-up or go straight back home watch a movie and chill?
If you are joining some friends for drinks and want to wear make-up, we would recommend gently cleansing your skin, applying a targeted serum for redness & inflammation as well as a moisturizer. This is really important as your skin will be redder and more inflamed (if you’re red as a tomato after working out just like me, then this routine will really help)
If you’re heading home, we would recommend gently cleansing your skin, applying a targeted serum and then once home, a hydrating moisturizer.
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