People with sensitive skin often feel insecure about their appearance. But what can you do about it? Many factors trigger sensitive skin, including stress, inadequate sleep, dust, smoke and pollution, along with skincare products that don’t match your skin type. If you want to restore beautiful, healthy skin – and boost your confidence – follow these 5 easy tips.

1. Wash your face with a cleanser that’s gentle on sensitive skin.
2. Nourish your skin regularly with moisturizer.

The ideal kind of facial cleanser is one that maintains your skin’s natural moisture, doing its job to remove dirt, makeup and excess oil, while not drying out the skin. Look for a soap-free, fragrance-free, gentle cleanser like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser. And be sure not to over-wash, as this can lead to dryness and irritation. Cleansing your face once in the morning and once in the evening should be enough.

3. Avoid factors that trigger allergic skin reactions.

As well as helping your skin feel softer and smoother, moisturizers can improve hydration and help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Look for a gentle moisturizer for sensitive skin that doesn’t contain unnecessary (and potentially irritating) ingredients such as colors and fragrances. Cetaphil Moisturising Cream, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, are specially formulated for sensitive skin; fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. 

4. Sunscreen is indispensable for sensitive skin.

Regular exfoliation helps to deep clean skin, removing irritants, impurities and pollutants, so it’s good practice. Plus, exfoliation has the added benefit of removing dead skin cells and promoting skin renewal, giving you healthier-looking skin. But not all facial scrubs are the same. When looking for an exfoliating product, be sure to use one that’s specifically designed for sensitive skin, like Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub

Whatever products you use, it’s important to carve out a regular skin care routine that works for you, your lifestyle and your sensitive skin.

5. Avoid scrubbing your skin hard too hard.

Scrubs help to deeply clean skin, getting rid of dirt, and also help remove clogged pores, exfoliate dead cells and reveal new skin that’s brighter and more beautiful than before. But those with sensitive skin shouldn’t use just any scrub. Choose one that’s designed to meet the needs of sensitive skin, such as Cetaphil Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, which helps remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells, making skin healthier and smoother. Ingredients such as bamboo extracts, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E help to produce soft, smooth, radiant skin. 


Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. Just avoid factors that harm your skin and use skincare products that cleanse, nourish and protect, especially those formulated specifically for sensitive skin. Cetaphil is the No. 1 cosmeceutical skincare brand recommended by dermatologists in the United States^. The secret to healthy skin is to regularly care for it. Good health will be yours – and you’ll boost your confidence too.



^ Based on a referral survey of 1,667 dermatologists in the United States, Dec. 2020 by IQVIA, USA

* Based on a 4-week clinical study using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser in 39 volunteers. Nov. to Dec. 2020 by BioScreen Clinical Services, USA.

* Based on a 4-week, continuous clinical study of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion in 36 volunteers, Oct.-Dec. 2020, by Allergisa, Brazil.