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How to Calm an irritated skin

How to Calm an irritated skin

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For those of us who have irritated, or sensitive skin, we all know it can become an even bigger problem at this time of year. With harsh weather conditions, our skin can react unpredictably- which isn’t very convenient. You will be pleased to hear that there are a number of ways to calm an irritated skin! No really, these do work, trust me! Certain products can be tailored to irritated skin and these can have such a positive impact on your sensitised skin. There are also a range of beauty treatments available that are incredibly effective in treating irritation.

Sensitivity can stem from many different things. Whether it’s genetics, irritation due to products being used at home, weather changes or even some medications. This can be very frustrating and stressful to figure out why your skin is so fragile.

Skincare ranges usually have a specific product designed to target irritated skin. Our favourite brand, Dermalogica, has an entire UltraCalming range. The UltraCalming range has all the daily products you will need and- big plus- they have all been designed to help deal with irritated and sensitive skin in their own ways.

Check out Beauty Haven’s top tips and products from the UltraCalming range, to calm your sensitized skin in no time!

UltraCalming Cleanser is a perfect face wash for even the most sensitised skin. The almost gel like formula is so soothing to the skin that once removed, your skin is left hydrated, soothed and free from tightness. Your skin should always start the day with a gentle cleanse. UltraCalming cleanser retails from £27 and can even be used to remove stubborn eye makeup, a great 2 in 1 product.

For those particular days, when your skin is so sensitive to the touch, UltraCalming Serum Concentrate will provide that instant relief. Applied under any moisturiser, this fast action product will heal and calm the most irritated skin throughout the day.

You may have read in one of our older blogs, that a good moisturiser is truly your skin’s best friend! For irritated skin, UltraCalming Barrier Repair protects your skin from environmental triggers that can lead to a sensitised skin. As the name suggests, it actually repairs your skins natural barrier function. Think of this moisturiser as your skin’s saving grace!

UltraCalming mist is your must have product for instant soothing. Carry this Spritz in your handbag and use multiple times a day. This “mist” can be used in several different ways. Alcohol free and kind to the skin, makes this a great replacement for any toner. Spritz on top of make up as a ‘setting spray’ to keep that re-applied look all day long! Store in the fridge as a cooling mist during warmer months to help with that clammy feeling we all get during humidity. A must have for travellers!

Beauty Haven offer a few treatments that provide instant calming and soothing to your skin. The Dermalogica Prescriptive Facial is tailored to your specific skin concerns, including a Face Mapping Skin Analysis to guide you through the most suitable homecare routine. Homecare is vital as this is how you care for your skin daily. Our Ellipse Skin Rejuvenation not only minimises sun damage, it also diffuses redness after just 3 treatments. An effective treatment on those stubborn acne scars and even Rosacea.

Rosacea can be seen most commonly around the cheeks and nose area, as bumpy, red spots. Males and females can be affected by this condition and there are many triggers. Most of us would say stress is the main cause but other things like alcohol, spicy foods and excessive heat can all play a part. As a female, if I had Rosacea or excessively red skin, I would apply heavy makeup daily to hide it. This is one of the worst things you could do as makeup may also be an irritant depending on the brand. Jane Iredale mineral makeup provides ideal coverage for any skin type, especially a sensitised skin as it is free from talc, fragrance and alcohol. Book a colour match and we can advise you on what suits your complexion.

If you have sensitive skin why not call into Beauty Haven and let one of our skincare therapists advise you on the best skincare routine.


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