Kate Somerville On Sensitive Skin Tips

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Amongst Hollywood’s elite, Kate Somerville is the go-to facialist. Her potent at-home formulas have allowed us all to tap into her signature flawless radiance. While her products champion heavyweight skincare ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol, which a lot of people with sensitive skin tend to shy away from, it might surprise you to learn that Kate has eczema.

It was her experience growing up with eczema that encouraged her to delve into the world of beauty and help others to calm the inflammation and improve their confidence. Here she shares her own skincare routine and how she kicks back at the weekend…

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On Avoiding Stress Burnout…

I’m pretty strict about avoiding anything to do with work at the weekend, especially on Sundays. I learned early on in my business that burnout is real. Even when you’re super passionate about your work like I am, it’s important to take time for yourself to refuel and recharge.

On Being A Water Baby…

Water is incredibly nurturing and nourishing for me. I’m a total water baby, so my favourite ways to relax all involve water. Either I take a bath, swim in the pool, relax in my hot tub or take a walk on the beach.

On Baths Vs. Showers…

Unsurprisingly, baths are my favourite! When it comes to bathing products, I always have a selection of candles, Epsom salts and essential oils to play with. Lavender and lemon are my go-to essential oils. And just a few drops of my Dilo Oil in the bath makes it feel like a luxurious spa experience.

On Having Sensitive Skin…

I have eczema and my skin is sensitive. I’m also entering my 50s and mindful about ageing well. While I will play with different products depending on the season and what my skin needs, as a general rule I try not to switch up my regimen too regularly.

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On Being A Beauty Minimalist…

Because my skin is so sensitive, I don’t overdo it with my skincare and try to stick to a routine as much as possible. As for beauty products, I’m very much a minimalist.

On Morning Routines…

First thing, I cleanse with ExfoliKate Cleanser to achieve that healthy glow. Post-shower, I apply DermalQuench Wrinkle Warrior to lock-in moisture and then, depending on where I am in the world – NYC, LA, or a city with a lot of pollution, I want to protect my skin. The Kx Active Concentrate Ceramides + Omega Serum is great for this. I follow up with a peptide rich serum and finish with SPF.

On Never Skipping SPF…

Regardless of your age, skin type or ethnicity, daily sun protection is essential to keeping skin healthy and youthful-looking. Every morning, after applying all other skincare products and makeup, slather your face and neck in a mineral sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF. You’ll thank me later!

On Makeup-Free Sundays…

I’m kind of a hippie, so in my downtime my makeup is minimal. I usually just opt for a lightweight skin tone correcting primer. Plus, when your skin is hydrated and glowing, you don’t need to wear a lot of makeup.

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On Night-Time Regimens…

At the end of the day, I always cleanse and for correction purposes, I use the Liquid ExfoliKate as a toner. Then, I apply Kx Active Concentrates Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum – it’s a high concentrate of peptides that helps improve firmness and elasticity in the skin. I finish with +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer and +Retinol Eye Cream. If my skin is feeling really dry, I’ll add Dilo Oil just before I go to bed.

On Sensitive Bodycare…

Since I have eczema, I’m super picky about the products I use on my body. I can’t live without my Dilo Oil. I apply it not only to my face for hydration, but also my body, hair, and even cuticles!