With summer already here it is important that we take care of our skin, and not just with SPF. Using a high SPF is very important, but at the end of the day it is just as essential that you cleanse your skin so you can get rid of the access sun cream that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Protect Your Sensitive Skin This Summer

Protect Your Sensitive Skin This Summer

With Sensitive skin now becoming a widely recognised issue, more and more products are on the shelf to help combat it. These are some products that are suitable for sensitive skin having none of the harsh chemicals that lead to breakouts and irritation.

Simple's range of skin products is perfect for everyone; they have ranges for different skin types and best of all they are very affordable. The great thing about Simple is that they don't just have one range for specifically sensitive skin and another for specifically oily skin, under the Simple brand all of their products are free from chemicals that can cause irritation, meaning no matter what your skin type is, it's a safe one to choose. Simple's Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial wash is a great product to start with, it is a foaming face wash that does not dry out the skin, instead it gives your skin a deep clean whilst still leaving your skin moisturised. This product is a great one to use in the morning making you feel refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Another affordable range is St Ives who are known for their apricot face scrubs. Their St Ives Gentle Apricot Face Scrub for Sensitive Skin is a specially formulated face scrub being extra mild and less abrasive to the skin than their other face scrubs. It contains all natural ingredients and no parabens which can irritate the skin yet still leaves you with clean and deeply exfoliated skin, perfect for getting rid of the day's wear and tear.

A more expensive alternative, is REN's sensitive skin line. This range is aimed more towards reducing the sensitivity of our skin and features many tonics and serums in order to reduce redness and irritation. REN's EVERCALMTM Gentle Cleansing Milk is truly a treat for the skin, it is a non-foaming face cleanser that moisturises the skin as it removes all the make-up and pollution of the day, perfect for dry skin. Also Worth mentioning is REN's Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream, this moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and is a perfect daily moisturiser, it also goes a long way for the price as you need no more than a pea size amount to cover your face.

As with anything it is personal preference and whilst these brands will work for some they may not for others, yet when purchasing products for your sensitive skin be aware of what's in them as even though it may say 'suitable for sensitive skin' more often than not they aren't. A good way to test it is to smell the product, as the higher the perfume content the more chemicals are in it to make it smell that way and read the label, look for the no parabens label as these are what damage your skin which can cause dryness and redness.

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