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February, 18 2018

A simple evening skincare routine for sensitive skin


Yvonne @JdeV Glasgow Shawlands store

For those of you who tried and loved our morning skincare routine for sensitive skin we’ve got an equally simple complimentary evening routine just for you!

Goodnight radiant skin!

It may seem super convenient to use the same facial products at night as you do in the morning but, actually, it can be extremely beneficial for our skin to shake things up a little! During the day our skin is exposed to all sorts of conditions including harsh weather, contaminants, dirt, makeup and bacteria which can cause breakouts of redness and blotches if you have sensitive skin. So, when it comes to looking after sensitive skin in the morning, it makes sense to have a morning routine that has sensitive skin friendly products that are able to tackle these problems head-on.

On the other hand, at night, our skin rejuvenates, restores and heals itself so it is good to have a skincare routine featuring products that compliments this and helps your sensitive skin to recover from the day’s activities. Ready to nourish your skin in preparation for your beauty sleep? I thought so! Follow our PM skincare routine for sensitive skin below.

Step 1: Remove any makeup with a cleanser

Why? Throughout the day our skin can collect all sorts of muck and impurities that need to be washed away. This includes makeup; it is so important that you remove makeup correctly at the end of the day as, if bits of makeup are missed or left behind, they can easily clog pores and lead to breakouts and irritation.

Our favourite makeup remover for sensitive skin? PHB’s Gentle Cleanser with Olive Oil and Plum! I’ve already mentioned this friendly cleanser briefly in your morning skincare routine but I think it’s time for another shout-out! This indulgent cleanser is fantastic at removing make-up, oil and dirt build up on the skin. The synergistic blend of natural ingredients leave skin feeling soothed and refreshed plus it helps to restore and retain moisture for even the most sensitive skin types.

As with all of PHB Beauty products this cleanser contains no harsh chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or parabens which can lead to irritation and remove the natural oils which your skin needs.

How often? You should use a cleanser at least once a day and always at the end of your day as it is an expert remover of dirt, makeup and impurities. For sensitive skin we always say that it’s better to use less products rather than more, so if you’re looking to cut down on the amount of products that you use on your skin, using PHB’s Gentle Cleanser once in the morning and again in the evening works a treat! 

Step 2: Indulge in a face mask

Why? Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? Face masks are the perfect way to give your skin a little bit of well-deserved TLC. Sometimes a cleanser isn’t enough to get at all of the impurities that can build up throughout the day so face masks are a fantastic way to get a deeper cleanse to help draw these impurities out. This deeper cleanse helps your skin to better absorb other products like serums and moisturisers.

However, when you have sensitive skin, finding a face mask that doesn’t irritate your skin or cause redness can be a challenge, but don’t worry we have the perfect recommendation for you!

Our favourite face mask for sensitive skin? PHB’s Gentle Face Mask with Avocado & Camellia! Clay is definitely a favourite component of any face mask and PHB’s Gentle one is no exception! Clay masks are effective across all skin types across the board and can treat all skin types safely with no harshness or irritation. They do an excellent job of lifting away any dry or dead skin cells making them an excellent option for those of you with dry skin.

PHB’s Gentle formula is made using Kaolin Clay – a pure skin healing clay that is able to draw out toxins and impurities from beneath the top surface layer of skin. Kaolin is rich in natural minerals that help to boost circulation and replenish skin leaving a healthy, youthful looking glow.

How often? Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll want to treat yourself to a face mask all the time – as I said before who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? But the reality is this just wouldn’t be ideal for our skin! I’d recommend that you use a face mask no more than 2 times a week max.

Step 3: Supply your skin with overnight moisture using a serum

Why? After you’ve treated yourself to a lovely face mask your skin is a lot more receptive to products meaning that it will absorb them at a deeper level. Face serums are lightweight moisturisers that penetrate the skin at a deeper level to deliver active ingredients into your skin, so using them after a treatment such as a face mask is ideal.

Serums are often packed full of ingredients that help skin to retain moisture – a bonus for those of us with dry and sensitive skin!

Our favourite serum for sensitive skin? PHB’s Gentle Gel Serum with Organic Aloe and Sweet Almond! This handmade serum contains the perfect blend of Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond for sensitive skin. The Aloe Vera helps to soothe and moisturise whilst also providing essential vitamins to help combat the signs of ageing. The Sweet Almond nourishes, softens and provides hydration helping to give skin a healthy looking glow. PHB’s unique formula quickly and deeply penetrates skin allowing the pure botanical extracts to work their magic!

How often? This serum contains nothing but goodness so can be applied daily, for best results we recommend applying it before moisturiser but after a cleanser. Like face oils serums are very concentrated so, it’s important to watch out for how much you apply to your skin – especially if you have sensitive skin prone to reactions! A little goes a long way so be sure not to overload your skin with too much!

A final tip to help you love the skin you’re in!

While we’ve set out an easy AM/PM routine to look after your skin type it’s important to remember that the composure of each and every skin type is different and so different routines will work better for different people. Above all it’s important to do what’s right for you and your skin type!