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Sensitive Skin Edit: Everything You Need To Know!

Is your skin often red, itchy, or burning? If so, you likely have sensitive skin—and we don’t mean emotionally. Sensitive skin can be challenging, but understanding it better can help you manage it effectively. Here’s everything you need to know about sensitive skin, from causes to care.

What causes sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is prone to inflammation and easily reacts to irritants like certain skincare products, ingredients, or environmental factors such as weather and sun exposure. What triggers sensitive skin varies from person to person, which means you must be extra careful with your skincare choices.

Avoiding products with harsh chemicals, sulphates, and parabens is crucial. It's also essential to be aware of personal allergies to prevent sensitive reactions.

How do I know if I have sensitive skin?

Here are the tell-tale signs:

  • Reactive Skin: Your skin reacts to certain skincare ingredients or environmental factors.
  • Red or Blotchy Skin: Persistent redness or blotchiness.
  • Rosacea: You may suffer from this common skin condition.
  • Rashes: Easily develop rashes that can be dry, flaky, or bumpy.
  • Sun Sensitivity: You get sunburned easily.
  • Dryness: Your skin is often dry and easily dehydrated.
  • Stinging or Burning: Your face can sting, burn, or become hot after using certain products.

Can I get rid of sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin isn’t something you can completely get rid of. Instead, you need to support your skin through reactions, avoid known irritants, and use soothing, calming skincare products to keep your skin healthy and protect your acid mantle.

Sensitive skin sins

Not Spot Testing

If you have sensitive skin, spot testing new skincare products before full use is imperative. This allows you to see how your skin will react. To patch test, use a spot that's easily covered, like the underside of your jaw, a corner of your forehead, behind your ear, or the side of your neck.

Not Wearing SPF

Sensitive skin types burn easily in the sun, making sunscreen a must. Burnt skin is even more reactive to external factors or skincare products. Apply SPF every day as the last step in your skincare routine. However, be aware of the type of sunscreen you're using.

  • Chemical Sunscreens: May include ingredients like oxybenzone, dibenzoylmethanes, cinnamates, and benzophenones, which can irritate sensitive skin.
  • Physical or Mineral Sunscreens: Opt for products with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These ingredients won’t cause stinging or irritation.

Introducing Products Too Quickly

It’s tempting to use new skincare products all at once, but sensitive skin needs a gradual approach. Introduce new products slowly—start with one product at a time, use it 1-2 times a week initially, and gradually increase usage.

Dársy's simple sensitive skin routine

For those with sensitive skin, finding a streamlined skincare routine that doesn’t compromise on care can be a game-changer. Enter our Sweet Facial Oil—a multitasking wonder that can replace multiple products in your routine, including serums and moisturisers. Crafted with a blend of 12 botanicals, our Sweet Facial Oil is designed to nourish and protect sensitive skin without causing irritation.

Regular use of Sweet Facial Oil can transform sensitive skin by reducing redness and blotchiness, enhancing hydration, and soothing the complexion. With its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants, it aids in repairing damaged skin and protecting against environmental damage. This multitasking oil acts as a serum, moisturiser, and primer, delivering a radiant, youthful, and healthy-looking complexion.

Incorporating it into your routine is simple: apply 4-6 drops to your face and neck after cleansing, both morning and night, and gently massage in using upward strokes. For best results, use it consistently and watch your skin transform from irritated and red to soothed and glowing.


About Dársy

Dársy is a Melbourne-based skincare company passionate about providing the highest quality products. We use 100% natural, plant-based ingredients, ensuring safe and effective oils. Our mission is to offer simple, affordable skincare solutions that boost your confidence in your own skin.


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