Very sensitive skin can be difficult to care for and the best approach is to use the gentlest skincare, avoid irritants and keep things simple.

Our skincare advice and product recommendations


Extra care

Sensitive skin on the face should be handled carefully. Avoid harsh exfoliators and stick to cool or warm water when cleansing, rather than very hot or very cold water. It can also be helpful to avoid scented products.


Other top tips

  • If you have very sensitive skin, it may also help to pay attention to what you are eating as some foods can be allergy triggers that can further aggravate sensitive skin.
  • Minimize your exposure to common irritants such as fragrance and chemical sunscreens, and if your skin is really suffering, avoid fragranced hairsprays, body sprays and air fresheners.

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