How should I remove makeup if I have sensitive, fragile, or dry skin?

Sensitive skin, fragile and dry skin have a compromised outer layer that’s less effective at keeping water in the body and irritants out. The best skin care routine for sensitive skin calms, hydrates, and protects. So, you don’t want to compromise on skin care products that remove the day’s makeup and grime and prep skin for the treatments to follow.

1. Sensitive skin is fragile skin

When the skin’s outer hydrolipidic film is weakened or disrupted, the skin is no longer well protected and can become sensitive to everything from environmental pollution and temperature changes, to allergies and hot showers. Sensitive skin can become flushed, dry and flaky, and can sting, burn or even blister and crack.


The most effective way to care for sensitive skin on a daily basis is with a sensitive skin care routine that uses the best skin care products to reduce irritation, soothe and shield – like Clarins Gentle Day Cream - Sensitive Skin that visibly cares for sensitive skin the natural way, with 90 percent pure plant extracts.


Makeup is still a great way to bring the glow back to your skin, especially if you opt for innovative products that combine makeup and skin care – crucial for easily-irritated sensitive skin. Makeup for sensitive skin should always deliver excellent coverage while being light enough to allow skin to breathe.


When it’s time to take off your makeup, using inappropriate skin care products can set back your sensitive skin and prevent you from getting the most benefits from the best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin and other treatments. So let’s talk about makeup remover and the best toner for dry skin.


2. Best makeup remover

A face wash for sensitive skin should be extremely gentle to avoid further disruption to compromised skin. Begin the process of washing away makeup with the best face wash to remove makeup that has been designed specifically for fragile skin. Soap can be harsh and drying so it is best avoided. If soap is a must-have for you, choose soaps that are free of artificial fragrances, dyes, and colorants, and have a base that is 100 percent pure vegetable oil or glycerin. The shorter the ingredients list on your soap bar, the better.


Take the angst out of removing makeup from sensitive skin with a gentle makeup removing cleanser. Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water is ideally suited for normal or dry skin. This face wash gives skin the refreshing sensation of water-fresh cleansing, but without the water or the need to rinse. The non-foaming formula with refreshing Moringa Seed extract gently lifts light makeup and impurities – while Distilled Peach Essential Water leaves skin visibly hydrated, supple-looking and velvety-smooth.


After using the best face wash for dry skin, now’s the time to turn your attention to a toner for sensitive skin. Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion is a gentle, alcohol-free toner that uses softening Aloe Vera and Linden extracts to remove every last trace of your makeup removing cleanser – leaving skin visibly radiant, balanced and refreshed. Sensitive skin is visibly toned, irritations mostly soothed, and skin appears beautifully soft. Your toner is the last step to prep skin for serum or moisturizer.

3. Your next step: moisturizer for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin needs gentle hydration to replace water lost from the skin’s outer layer. Washing your face, eating well, and exercising are all great ways to help sensitive skin – but nothing can take the place of your moisturizer. When you moisturize, you're not only hydrating your skin, you're also shielding it from the harmful effects of stress and pollution. Clarins’ face moisturizers contain an Anti-Pollution Complex that can help to shield sensitive skin from harsh environmental influences that lead to flare-ups and irritation.


Gentle Day Cream - Sensitive Skin is a gentle rebalancing moisturizer for sensitive skin that harnesses the plant power of Brown Linseed and Christophine moisturizes, to help comfort and visibly calm irritation. Your skin is left feeling soft and smooth, and radiance is visibly renewed.


All of the best skin care routines for sensitive skin should include a 10-minute face mask. Clarins SOS Extra-Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask targets and helps to soften, comfort and renew skin radiance. This nourishing face mask contains Wild Mango Butter. The Mango oil helps to protect your skin against dehydration. This creamy formula will help target skin that is rough, dull, flaky, and dry, giving you moments of pure relaxation for your skin and senses.


Don’t forget your body. Sensitive skin on the body needs all the TLC you can give it. Make Clarins Body-Smoothing Moisture Milk with Aloe Vera a part of your daily skin care routine. This luxurious moisture milk melts right in for visibly soft, supple, and velvety-smooth skin, thanks to Organic Aloe Vera extract that soothes and moisturizes. The refreshing texture of Body-Smoothing Moisture Milk with Aloe Vera leaves skin delicately scented with a gentle whisper of sweet Neroli.


If you have extremely reactive skin, do a patch test before trying out a new product. Apply some of the product to your inner forearm and wait 72 hours. If your skin feels comfortable and shows no signs of irritation, apply a small amount behind one of your ears. If there is still no reaction, the product should be safe to use on your face.


There may be many causes of sensitive skin but there are also many ways to minimize the condition – and the best skin care products for sensitive skin are still the easiest and most effective way to give your sensitive skin all the care it deserves.

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