Expert Advice

5 mistakes you’re making with sensitive skin

If you suffer from sensitive skin, you might know it can be a struggle to find a skincare routine that works for you. We’ve teamed up with Pai skincare, an organic beauty brand who specialise in creating skincare for those with reactive skin, to educate you on the five mistakes you could be making.

number one

Using the wrong cleanser

If you have sensitive skin, it’s time to ditch detergents, drying alcohols…and definitely those face wipes.

The right cleanser will protect your skin’s natural oil and pH balance, helping to prevent flare ups and breakouts.

Pai’s Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser use a trio of organic oils to lift away impurities (and even waterproof eye makeup) without taking the skin’s natural protective oils with it. It leaves sensitive skin of all kinds feeling more balanced and perfectly calm.

number 2

Chopping and changing

Unless it’s causing irritation, try to give your skin time to adjust to a product for 2-4 weeks before moving on to something else or introducing something new.

number 3

Not keeping a diary

Grab a notebook. Tracking products, food, exercise and skin changes in a diary is one of the easiest way to spot patterns in breakouts and flare ups.

number four

Skipping exfoliation

Gentle, regular exfoliation supports skin cell turn over to lift away dead surface cells and reveal the fresh, healthy skin beneath.

Pai’s Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator uses perfectly spherical Jojoba Wax beads to create expert exfoliation with zero irritation – so even sensitive complexions can benefit.

Relying on your routine

The right products are only part of the puzzle. Your lifestyle can also play a huge role in keeping sensitive skin under control.

Do what you can to manage stress; take regular breaks and try mindfulness, yoga or even a quick stroll around a park.

It’s easier said than done, but good quality sleep is also essential for healthy skin. Our skin cell repair and regeneration process almost doubles in speed while we sleep and shut eye helps to regulate stress levels, too.

Discover the entire range of Pai Skincare products here



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