Sensitive skin is skin prone to inflammation. If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. Eczema, acne, psoriasis, redness, dermatitis, rosacea, dry/scaly skin are all skin conditions which can have the same root cause. An interesting fact is a lot of people think they have sensitive skin, but in fact they have SENSITISED skin. What’s the difference? Sensitive skin is genetic based while sensitised skin is skin that has become sensitive overtime that can be caused by over scrubbing, products containing harsh chemicals, strong exfoliators, long exposure to the sun, the environment etc… Inflammatory skin conditions can also signal that something is out of balance within the body and can be closely linked to nutrient deficiencies or digestive issues. Because our body are all connected, it is very important to take a holistic approach when treating skin issues. Here are a few ways to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs + support optimal digestion:Foods to remove: 3 foods known to spike inflammation in the body (and skin) are: alcohol, dairy and refined sugar. While everyone processes foods differently, eliminating triggers like these (for at least a week) is a powerful place to start. This may be hard but think about what you’ll be getting in return – a calm, balanced complexion. Foods to replace: Load up on healthy fats and mineral-rich foods that boost hormonal health, minimise inflammatory responses and balance nutrient deficiencies. Try adding fatty fish, healthy nuts, avocados and lots of green veggies into your clear skin diet.Get enough sleep: This may sound impossible for some, but minimal sleep spikes cortisol levels, causing inflammation to increase and sensitivities to flare up. When we sleep, our bodies focus on healing and repairing itself (that includes your skin).Go toxin-free: You may be surprised by how many toxins and irritants your skin gets exposed to daily. Creating a space that’s free of toxic chemicals, artificial fragrances and other dangerous ingredients that wreak havoc on your skin (and your overall health) is an effective lasting solution for relief of skin irritations, allergies and sensitivities.While these are mid to long-term strategies to calm your skin, we understand your poor skin is searching for some immediate support as well.Products for sensitive skin:Most of the time, if you use the right products, your skin is not as sensitive as you think. For sensitive skin, we recommend knowing the ingredients in your products so you can easily identify which ingredients may cause you to have a reaction. We suggest taking a look at what you’re already using on your skin. Even if it claims to be “Dermatologist Recommended” or a “Gentle Cleanser”, read the ingredients on the back! Sadly, most products on the market are misleading as their labels promise one thing but their ingredient list proves another. Many contain parabens, synthetic and toxic ingredients known to disrupt our skin’s barrier resulting in unwanted reaction.This is our tried + true guide for a simple skincare routine that powerfully supports sensitive skin:Step 1: Cleanse. Taking a natural approach to cleansing your skin means you’ll be avoiding harsh surfactants and detergents that can strip beneficial oils and damage your skin's microbiome. Keep skin strong, healthy and clean with our Purifying Oil cleaners. Aside from effectively removing makeup, dirt and impurities on your face it also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile and aloe vera to soothe your inflamed skin.Step 2: Treat. Facial serums are serious skin soothers as they provide a powerful source of vitamins and nutrients – making this step a must for restoring reactive skins. We’ve expertly formulated a serum with hypersensitive skin in mind. Our Afterglow Face Serum is packed with anti-inflammatory and deeply nourishing oils to minimise inflammation, strengthen damaged skin, and deeply soothe your skin to create a calm, balanced complexion. This bottle is about to be your skin’s new best friend.Step 3: Moisturise. Skin sensitivities and irritations can often occur because of a nutrient deficiency or imbalance. Our Hydrating Face Cream has been created with a purpose to balance, soothe, hydrate and repair damaged cells leaving your skin soft, calm and nourished. Trust us when we say calm balanced skin is actually possible – and that there are powerful, natural ways to support your skin’s health and help to provide a lasting solution for sensitive, inflamed skin.We hope you found this information helpful and can’t wait to hear what has been helpful for you in creating a balanced complexion!For any other questions, feel free to comment below or shoot us an email.If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on IG - @floretteskincare for frequent sensitive skin tips and hacks.