5 September 2013

Sensitive Skin Saviors

My skin is usually pretty easygoing, but a few weeks back, while trying out a couple new cleansers, it decided to rebel.  Suddenly my face was super dry, irritated, and even sore!  As I mentioned in my recent Skincare Tag post, my first response to troublesome skin is always to scale back to as simple a routine as possible, so that's what I did, using just a few key products...



Weleda Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion
I tried a sample of this cleanser towards the beginning of the summer, and even though I liked it, I didn't end up buying it at that time.  But, as soon as my skin started acting up, I rushed out and snagged a tube right away!  With only seven basic ingredients, it's probably the gentlest cleanser I've ever used.  I just wish the tube was bigger, so it would last longer! After about 3 weeks of use, mine is about 3/4 done.   Regardless, I'm sticking with it for now and just ordered a second tube.  Weleda's Soothing Cleansing Lotion certainly lives up to its name and is incredible for soothing dry, sensitive or irritated skin.

Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil + Desert Essence Jojoba Oil
I'd previously been using a couple different oil blends, but in the spirit of using simple products with minimal ingredients, I immediately switched to using just these two oils.  When I first tried it a few months back, I wasn't completely sold on Pai's rosehip oil, but I'm glad I gave it another chance!  Rosehip oil has numerous benefits and it's great for repairing various kinds of skin damage.  Mixed with a couple drops of jojoba oil for extra hydration, it worked amazingly well.  My skin was calmed and moisturized while it gradually got back to its normal glow.

KYI Whipped Shea Butter Mask
My skin always responds well to shea butter and this mask was a miracle worker when it was acting up!  Made with only shea butter and jojoba oil, it eased any tightness or discomfort I was feeling, even when my skin was at its most irritated.  It also visibly soothed redness and irritation within just a few minutes of application.  I enjoyed slathering it on fairly thickly at night, but a more conservative amount made it completely workable during the day too, even under makeup.

Young Living Omegagize
I'm a big believer that your skin is a reflection of what's going on inside your body, so even though my skin troubles were triggered by testing out new products, I wanted to address them internally as well.  I was already taking Young Living's Omegagize, a great omega-3 supplement made from pure fish oils, but I increased the amount I was taking and noticed my skin felt less dry after just a couple days.

These five products were amazing during my mini skin crisis and even though my skin is back to normal now, they're ones I'll happily keep in rotation.   What do you do when your skin acts up?  Any miracle products I should know about?



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16 comments:

  1. Great post!Have to get my hands on Pai oil!:) And i like the sound of this mask, last winter i slapped on shea butter like nobody's business, it was the best thing when i suffered from dry patches on my skin :)

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    1. The Pai is lovely...it's definitely a standout, even compared to other rosehip oils! I'm betting the mask will be amazing this winter!

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  2. Wonderful post, thank you!
    I decided to stick to the basics even in the good times. This means: Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, Pai Rosehip Oil (only in the morning), an alcohol- and preservative-free toner and should there be a patch of dry skin some aloe vera gel. That's it :)

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    1. Sounds like a great routine! I do think simple is best generally, but I love adding masks and other treatments in too :)

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  3. I love Pai, i have dermatitis and this brand works really well! Gotta try their rosehip oil :)
    Kisses

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    1. Pai is amazing for more sensitive skin, aren't they? I've only used the rosehip oil and their scrub, but I definitely want to try more in the future!

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  4. Really want to try the Pai! Weleda's Almond line looks really great too. Such simple ingredients.

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    1. It really is a lovely oil :) I'm curious to try more of the Almond line now too...Weleda has never let me down yet!

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  5. amazing post! We have a very similar routine. My skin freak out saviors are: shea butter, jojoba oil, sea buckthorn oil, tamanu oil, clay oat & honey mask.

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    1. Thanks:) I didn't even think of oats, duh! And I really need to try sea buckthorn and tamanu already!

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  6. Have you tried any omega 3 supplement from iherb that worked as well? :)

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    1. I've used Carlson and Nordic Naturals products in the past, both of which I think you can find on iherb. If you're using a fish oil, just make sure you pick a company that monitors heavy metal levels (both of those do), since mercury contamination can be an issue!

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  7. Fantastic round-up! I do simplify my routine (go back to simple oil blend) when my skin is very reactive and amp up my vitamins and nutrients into my body. Pai Rosehip oil is definitely my option too, it is amazing.

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    1. I love that you address it internally as well! It makes such a difference :)

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  8. Amazing post! This is what I really need! I have sensitive skin so I will definitely add this product to my future purchase list :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it was helpful :)

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