Skin Barrier issues is a causative factor for a lot of skin conditions to include acne, rosacea, dermatitis, sensitive skin etc
Reach for gentle skincare, avoid active ingredients until you calm the skin down first.
La Roche Posay Tolerane Dermo Cleanser is a good cleanser for reactive, irritable skin. It has just eight ingredients, one of which is water. Avoid wipes. Rinse off all cleansers. If skin is very sensitive, you may want to skip your morning cleanse for a little while during this period, splashing it with water alone may be sufficient. Another option is Avene Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion, which has similar properties.
For moisturisers, Avene's Tolerance Extreme Emulsion, which is squalene-based, so a good option. Avene Recovery Cream, which comes in a rich and a light format. The rich one is based on mineral oil, glycerine, and squalene, so suited to dryer skin types.
Vaseline can be effective for treating the skin barrier.
If your skin is red, itchy, sore, possibly with angry patches of eczema. You may need to see your doctor or Dermatologist.
Options worth trying.
- Hydrating b5 gel by SkinCeuticals
- Kceutic by Dermaceutic