What Skin Care Products Are Best for Sensitive Skin?

Smoothing on skin care products for sensitive skin helps calm flare ups.

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If you're a sensitive-skinned beauty you know that your skin has special needs and you can't pick up any old skin care product. Sensitive skin can easily become irritated, dry, red and flaky if you're not using ultra-gentle skin care products with calming ingredients. Luckily you cannot only keep irritation under control, but you can also have your skin look glowing and healthy with a few mild skin care products.

Suds Up Gently

Harsh medicated cleansers can strip delicate skin and cause it to become inflamed, red and dry. Take a tip from an editor at "Cosmopolitan" who's battling extremely sensitive skin and details her fave products in the Sexy Beauty Secrets blog post, The Best Sensitive Skin Care Products. Editor Lauren Finney swears by Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser because it removes makeup and cleans skin without aggravating it. For severe sensitivity, skip the rinsing and tissue the cleanser off.

Mild Exfoliant

If you're battling serious dryness and flakes, a good exfoliant can sweep away dead skin cells and keep skin smooth. But if you're prone to irritation, just the word exfoliant can send you into a panic. Luckily Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Sensitive Skin Gentle Exfoliating Peel uses glycolic acid to slough off flakes, but won't irritate thanks to calming ingredients, claims "Allure" in Best of Beauty: Sensitive Skin.

Soothing Night Cream

Just because you have a case of sensitive skin doesn't mean you're not concerned with protecting your skin from the signs of aging. Recharge your skin at night with a soothing cream like Lumene Sensitive Touch Comforting Night Cream, featured in "Real Simple's" 4 Affordable, Effective Skin Care Routines because it contains the antioxidants green tea and pomegranate to neutralize free radicals and linen extract to strengthen skin.

Slather on the 'Screen

It's super important to protect delicate skin from the sun's rays and slather on a gentle sunblock lotion daily. "Allure" recommends Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 60+ in Best of Beauty: Sensitive Skin because it has a high SPF without the irritating chemical blockers most sunscreens use.

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