My Favorite Products for Sensitive Skin

by - November 17, 2020

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means! It's time to review some of my favorite products for you guys. This week I'll be focusing on products made specifically for sensitive skin.

I've lived with sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. My grandfather smoked pipes and those little cigarillos when I was young, and every time we would visit I would come home with these massive itchy acne-like bumps on my face, neck and shoulders (really any exposed skin) that were actually hives. When I started wearing makeup, I learned quickly which brands to stay away from, and I'm very cautious when it comes to lotions and perfumes, and don't even get me started on shaving - it's a real pain, literally.

If you find yourself in the same boat as me when it comes to skin troubles, this post is definitely for you as I'll be sharing my Favorite Products for Sensitive Skin.

Alright, so full disclosure. I tend to buy all my beauty products at Walgreens, Target, or Walmart, but I'm linking to everything via Amazon where I have an affiliate account. That means if you click one of my links and then order something I could earn a commission but at no extra cost to you.

There's no real structure to this post. I'm going to start with products I use in the shower and then go from there. But before we get started, a little disclaimer. I am not a dermatologist, nor do I profess any dermatological knowledge. The products I'm reviewing are those that work best for me. If you do have sensitive skin and want to try something new, I recommend you speak with your own dermatologist and proceed with caution.

Alright, here we go.

Aveno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Bodywash - This is my number one go-to body wash. It helps keep my skin moisturized without irritating it. It should be noted that I do not use a loofah or sponge, as those tend to be too rough for me. I prefer to just use my hands. I also like the Stress Relief bodywash, but the fragrance is a little strong so you may want to be cautious of that.

Aveno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser - When literally anything can lead to a breakout, having a reliable face wash is paramount. Now that I'm in my 30s, all my old favorites weren't really jiving with my hormones; they were all too harsh. So I swapped to this. It's really gentle but keeps my skin clear.

St. Ives Acne Control Scrub - On the (thankfully) rare occasions that I do have a bad breakout and need a little more oomph out of my cleanser, I reach for the St. Ives. I like that it scrubs away the dry skin that tends to be left behind after a breakout, and it's great for keeping pores cleared out around my nose and chin.

Skintimate 2-in-1 Shave Cream & Skin Conditioner - I don't shave very often because the after effects never very pleasant, but this particular shave lotion has helped reduce the post-shave issues when I do.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - This is hands down the best moisturizer I've ever used. It's gentle enough I can use it on my face, and it lasts for about three days.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-On Mask - I don't use this very often, but when I do have a particularly bad (read: painful) flare-up this helps speed up the healing process. I do not use it like a mask. I only apply it in a thin layer to my problem places. Usually, the flare up is less red and painful by the next morning or end of the day, depending on when I use it.

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer - This concealer treats while it covers without overdrying. My shade is fair.

Neutrogrena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup - This has been my go-to foundation for years. It runs about $12 a bottle. It's smooth and has a buildable coverage. It's also not oily and the salicylic acid helps prevent any pop-ups if I get sweaty. My shade is natural ivory.

Aveno Clear Complexion Daily Cleanser Pads - To be fair, I typically prefer to remove my makeup with warm water, but these pads are really nice. They create a nice lather and you can choose to use either the smooth or exfoliating side. You do have to rinse your face after using them.

Well, there you have it. My eight most-used products that don't irritate my ridiculously sensitive skin. If you have any questions about anything on this list or any other sensitive skin products, don't hesitate to drop me a line and I'll do my best to answer.

Have a great day!

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