The short answer is: yes!
Despite gentle skincare products being made particularly for sensitive skin, the approach, mild ingredients, testing and skin barrier protection focus are all great reasons to go with gentle skincare products. The "quick reverse" inherent in solving acne, blackouts and pimples means your heavy dryness gets solved, too! Win, win!
But, if you're wondering what the terms gentle cleanser, gentle cream and gentle skincare mean, in general, we've got you covered in this post.
And after reading, you'll be more informed about mild skincare and whether it can work as effectively as it does for so many around the world.
Now, in this post, we'll provide you with two reasons why gentle skincare is ideal for nearly any skin type.
The two big reasons are:
But, there are many more!
Now, if you'd like to skip the quick dive into mild skincare and learn about the ideal skin care option, check out what we've got for you here at FLETNA!
But now, let's discuss gentle Korean skincare!
Gentle skincare refers to products made with mild ingredients. These types of products are usually made with one big differentiation in mind:
Only use ingredients that won't irritate sensitive skin.
If you or anyone you know has sensitive skin, it's very important to consider the ingredients in the products you use.
You probably already know this!
Alternatively, let's say the following thought formed in your friend's mind:
So, why not just use soap and water, and avoid the risk altogether?
Here's what you tell your friend:
Now, although skip-care is becoming somewhat of a trend, and is something to really consider (more on this later) in this case, doing nothing to care for your face beyond a quick wash and some lotion could be like doing harm to your skin.
Especially if you're living in an environment that's very cold or has a bunch of pollutants in the air.
Not knowing exactly what could make your skin react negatively is a recipe for disaster in the form of surprise pimples, acne, dryness or more.
And this can only happen if the skin barrier is damaged.
Mild skincare options offer potentially highly-effective skin treatment and nourishment without irritating it.
The best gentle skincare products will help you achieve this balance with your skin, by focusing on helping you to restore and protect your skin barrier.
And no matter if you have sensitive, combination or normal skin, aren't products like this great to have for your regular use?
Where you can trust that they won't irritate your skin?
By choosing skincare products made with mild ingredients, you could say you're "playing it safe."
I mean, who wants to take extreme chances with their skin, anyway?
And if you're just starting out on a skincare journey, choosing products made with 100% natural, mild ingredients is recommended as well.
But, despite the potential benefits of using gentle skincare products (which we hope is a bit clearer for you now?) there is a question that is super fair and important to ask here, for those who don't have sensitive skin:
Are mild skincare products strong enough for my skincare needs, if I don't have sensitive skin?
Gentle skincare products can be great for anyone! They're made to minimize the chance skin irritation occurs, and this is something all skin types can benefit from.
Another short answer: yes!
Some of the strongest skin conditions are the main focus of gentle skincare products (skin issues such as acne, breakouts and more).
NOTE: For any serious skin conditions, we at FLETNA recommend you seek the advice of a dermatologist.
Also: did you know that "normal" skin can become "problem" skin over time?
Just because one has problems with pimples, blackheads or dryness now doesn't mean they've always had these problems, right?
We'll cover more on how normal skin can become problem skin later, as this is outside the realm of this article, but do consider that gentle skincare products -- at least the best ones -- are tailored to the most challenging, sensitive skin problems.
So, all less serious skin issues can be solved even better!
For example, the line of K-beauty products from all-natural brands DEWYTREE and GEORGANIC have all been taken through skin-irritation testing, and have passed!
Mild skincare presents a balance of restoration all skin types benefit from.
Great question, if you asked it!
Now that you know what gentle skincare is and that it's a great option for all skin types -- especially those with sensitive skin -- we'll end with one big piece of advice on how to get started with a gentle skincare routine.
cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!
tone, tone, tone!
No, but seriously, one of the best strategies for leveraging well-made the ideal skin care products made with mild ingredients -- and something many Korean skincare enthusiasts swear by -- is the double cleanse.
This is especially useful if you are a frequent makeup wearer.
If this is your situation, check out the GEORGANIC Red Yeast Rice Deep Cleansing Oil and Foaming Cleanser. Double cleansing with these will feed your skin mild, all-natural ingredients while also thoroughly removing waste and bacteria from your skin.
And you'll be strengthening that skin barrier as well.
Alternatively, if you've already got cleansers you love, The Clean Lab AC Dew Calamine Toner from DEWYTREE is totally worth a look. It's very light, jam-packed full of minerals we need, and is ideal for the skincare pro who's used to a frequent routine but wants to step it up a couple of notches.
OK that's it!
So, even if you don't have sensitive skin, there are numerous solid reasons why gentle skincare is the way to go!
In summary, here are the reasons:
We hope this quick dive into Gentle Skincare has been helpful! And if you have any questions don't hesitate to open the chat icon in the bottom right.
We're here to help!
Want to learn more about the specific mild ingredients that help to nourish skin & strengthen the skin barrier with comforting efficiency? Especially the Red Yeast Rice?
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