Sensitive skin can be caused by a number of factors such as, environment, diet, skin conditions and most of all an impaired lipid barrier. Some of these we can’t always control, however we can improve your skin and your confidence by using correctly prescribed products that will assist in making your skin feel and look better. Talk to an expert It is always great to talk to an expert when it comes to your skin. Having a therapist do a skin consultation gives you a chance to explain your concerns and gives your therapist time to assess your skin and recommend the best skincare journey to improve these concerns. Wear less makeup Wearing makeup can affect even the most robust skin. Try and cutback on wearing thick and heavy foundations and concealers as they can clog the pores and are harder to cleanse off your skin. Swap out foundation for a mineral powder, or CC cream, or better yet go makeup free as often as you can manage it. It’ll give your skin a chance to breath and allow your natural pH in your skin to balance out. Use the right products To reduce irritation start with making sure your lipid barrier isn’t impaired. Using baseline products will get you on the right track. As recommended above, getting a therapist to prescribe products for your skin is the best way to get results. Avoid products that contain synthetic fragrances or alcohol as they can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Look for products that contain natural ingredients, particularly those that are designed especially for sensitive skin. Cover up Using a sunscreen daily is the best form of protection from ageing and pigmentation damage; ensure your sensitive skin is protected from powerful UV rays. We recommend: Ultraceuticals Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+.