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Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Sensitive Skin

How can sensitive skin be improved?

Step 1: Reduce inflammation and redness

Sensitive skin needs gentle products with ingredients that reduce redness and inflammation.  Hinokitiol and sea whip have powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties and are featured in our anti-redness and rosacea products.

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

Step 2: Hydrate

Sensitive skin is often lacking in moisture. Strengthen the skin’s hydrolipid barrier by using moisturizers that calm and hydrate.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:
Deep Moisture Mask
Eye Rescue Pads

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
Ultimate Boost Serum
Vitamin Rich Smoother

Step 3: Exfoliate Gently

Use less aggressive professional treatments to prevent dermatitis (skin inflammation) and redness.  Avoid mechanical exfoliating treatments like microdermabrasion and harsh scrubs.

It is also best to either avoid topical retinols or use them at lower strengths with less frequent application. Retinols may still be helpful in increasing cell turnover for improved barrier function in those who can tolerate them.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:
Enzyme Retexturing Treatment
Radiant 30

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25
Lotus Scrub

Step 4: Protect from UV rays

Use a gentle broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to prevent irritation and dryness from UV exposure. Choose sunscreens with mineral ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are gentle and less likely than chemical ingredients to irritate sensitive skin.

AlumierMD Sunscreens:
Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 40 sunscreens
Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 sunscreens
Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42

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