Even if your skin looks or feels greasy, don’t be tempted to skip this vital step. A lack of moisture is likely to make your skin feel dry, tight and uncomfortable pretty quickly, and again it’s easy to find formulas suitable for sensitive skin.
If your skin is very dry, look for richer creams, while a lighter lotion may be the best option for oily skin.
Though you may be tempted to apply none in this case, a lack of moisture may actually stimulate the sebaceous glands into overproduction. Leading to even more oil on the surface on your face.
Treat your skin
Apply a calming face mask once or twice per week to give your sensitive skin some of the extra care it needs.
The easiest formulas to use are those you simply apply before leaving for a while to work. You can then rinse your face clean with lukewarm water.
This sort of mask contains specific ingredients to nourish your skin, while removing deeper traces of makeup, dirt, oil and dust.
Turn down the temperature
When showering or bathing and you have sensitive skin, do try to avoid having the water too hot. It’s not good for your skin - nor your hair, for that matter.
Too-hot water may strip essential moisture from skin, and in some it may also induce heat-related rashes.
Though it can be hard to get used to at first, you’ll soon adjust to the lower temperature, and enjoy the added bonus of feeling more awake from the moment you step out.