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Nurturing Sensitive and Dry Skin: Ayurvedic Skincare Ritual for Skin Barrier Repair

If you have sensitive and dry skin, prioritising the repair and strengthening of your skin barrier should be the foundation of your skincare routine.

In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of focusing on your skin barrier before addressing other concerns like hyperpigmentation and scarring.
We will guide you through a daily skincare ritual specifically designed for sensitive and dry skin, emphasising the need to avoid over-exfoliation and prioritise moisturising and hydration.


Skincare Ritual for Dry/Sensitive Skin

1. Oil Cleanser:
In Ayurveda, using an oil cleanser is highly recommended for all skin types. Western science backs this also, suggesting the use of a gentle oil cleanser over soapy or foamy ones which strip moisture. Shortly, we will be releasing  a gentle oil cleanser, which helps to remove dirt and impurities without stripping away natural oils. Apply a small amount of oil to your dry face and massage it in circular motions, allowing it to dissolve makeup and impurities. Gently wipe away the oil using a warm, damp cloth ,  cotton pad or our Konjac sponge.

2. Hydration and Moisturization:
Hydration and moisturization are fundamental in Ayurvedic skincare for sensitive and dry skin. After cleansing, apply a hydrating toner infused with natural ingredients like rose water or cucumber extract. This helps to balance the pH of your skin and prepare it for further hydration. Follow with a moisturizer containing nourishing herbs like aloe Vera . Massage the moisturizer into your skin using upward strokes, allowing it to deeply penetrate and hydrate.

3. Avoid clay masks and scrubs:
Avoid these as they are not suitable for dry & or sensitive skin. Only use moisture rich face masks that are gentle enough for your skin to tolerate. Use gentle masks once or twice a week to enhance the effectiveness of your skincare routine. For exfoliating, use a facial dry brush or Konjac sponge to gently remove dead skin buildup. 

4. Sun Protection:
Ayurveda and science emphasises the importance of protecting the skin from the sun's harmful rays. Choose an Ayurvedic or mineral sunscreen with natural ingredients like zinc oxide or red raspberry seed oil. Apply it generously to your face and exposed areas of your body, and reapply as needed. Additionally, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat and seeking shade during peak sun hours.

5. Herbal Remedies and over the counter supplements :
Ayurveda offers a wealth of herbal remedies that can be beneficial for sensitive and dry skin. Consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner or herbalist to explore options like herbal oils, such as Brahmi or Bhringraj, which can be applied topically to nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Internal herbal supplements, like triphala or aloe vera juice, may also support your skin health when taken under professional guidance.

You can also use Collagen boosting supplements, our favourite is the JS Health - CS COLLAGEN CREAMER+ FORMULA.

6. Safely Navigating Skincare Brands:
When exploring skincare brands, look for those that prioritise natural and organic ingredients. Seek out brands that follow traditional Ayurvedic principles and source their ingredients sustainably. Take it slow, using too many different products can irritate your skin. Research before trying or buying.

Contact us via email or Instagram DM if you wanted further advice.

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