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Discover a line-up of products that deliver a routine for sensitive, compromised skin that takes the irritation away and encourages softness, suppleness and nourishment. Plus, VENeffect Co-Founder and Gynaecologist, Dr Rebecca Booth M.D uncovers the best routine for sensitive skin.
YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE: CALMING
MEET THE EXPERT DR REBECCA BOOTH M.D
STEP 01 CLEANSE
Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel
STEP 02 MASK
Stress Check Face Mask
When skin feels inflamed, calm it down with a layer of a soothing, cossetting mask. This instant-effect mask combines a blend of some of the most calming ingredients available (anti-inflammatory turmeric, calming peppermint and nourishing rose root).SHOP NOW
STEP 03 MIST
Calming Mist NEW
A refreshing mist is the perfect product to keep nearby for sudden, uncomfortable flare-ups. This soothing option contains witch hazel, rosemary and cucumber, while the brand’s signature phytoestrogens give a dewy glow.SHOP NOW
STEP 04 SERUM
Ca+C Sensitive Skin Serum Concentrate (Camelina + Chamomille)
Including a targeted serum in your routine to support your skin’s natural healing systems will help reduce redness and sensitivity. Smooth on a few drops of this chamomile-enriched elixir day and night.SHOP NOW
STEP 05 NOURISH
Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream NEW
When skin feels tight, uncomfortable and compromised smother it in a layer of lightweight moisture. Infused with active natural extracts, including Aloe Water, that help to calm and condition the complexion, this helps skin feel beautifully balanced.SHOP NOW
MEET THE EXPERT DR REBECCA BOOTH M.D
We caught up with VENeffect Co-Founder and Gynaecologist, Dr Rebecca Booth M.D to ask your most frequently asked questions…
1. How do I know if my skin needs calming?
You will know that your skin needs calming if it has redness, blotchiness or peeling/flaking. Blemishes or spots are another sign of inflammation and the treatments that are often used to “zap” them can irritate the surrounding skin, furthering the need for calming. If you notice that your sunglasses marks are slow to disappear, that is another sign of inflammation of the skin, and a calming ritual can help to ease the puffiness and lack of “bounce-back” in tired, irritated skin.
2. What routine should I use for sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin still needs the care that normal skin needs. The key is to use products that effectively achieve these tasks without irritating the skin. It is a myth that sensitive skin should not be exfoliated as the build-up of dead skin cells that is natural and unavoidable can further irritate the skin. 1-2 times a week for sensitive skin, and as often as every other day for normal skin is my exfoliation recommendation.
3. What ingredients should I look for?
Witch hazel has been used to calm skin for centuries, and glycerin is ideal as a humectant for sensitive skin. Our VENeffect Skin Calming Mist uses the calming nature of glycerine. This is combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of the phytoestrogens, including pomegranate, red clover and black cohosh, and the cooling effect of witch hazel, aloe and cucumber extract. What you should NOT look for is fragrance. Even if not listed as “fragrance” on the label, highly aromatic products, even from natural sources, are often the culprits of irritation to skin.
4. How can I calm sudden flare-ups?
The first approach to calming flare-ups is to reduce stress and improve diet. Practice deep abdominal breathing to bring down “fight-or-flight” chemicals that inflame skin. Avoid spicy food, caffeine and alcohol. A great tip is indulging in a quiet moment with a cup of warm chamomile tea. Now that you have your mood and stress in control, your skin care will be even more effective.