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How To Soothe Irritated Skin | Garnier

Learn 5 steps to soothe skin irritation. Discover all the beauty tips and advice on Bodycare for different types of skin, by Garnier.

A step-by-step guide to soothing mild skin irritation.

Irritated skin that is red, itchy or slightly bumpy can be uncomfortable, unpleasant and embarrassing. Still, there are some simple skin care steps you can take to help soothe discomfort and alleviate the appearance of irritated skin. Read on for a five-point guide on how to soothe skin irritation:

1.  Use skin care products for sensitive skin

Skin irritation is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. You may have come in contact with a skin irritant or allergen. You may be suffering from dry and dehydrated skin. It may be due to another skin complaint altogether.

2.  Cleanse the skin

If your skin is irritated and itchy, the best thing to do is jump in the shower and cleanse thoroughly to remove any irritant that may be on the skin. Make sure you use a body lotion for sensitive skin to help soothe and prevent further skin irritation, applying it gently with a soft sponge.  

3.  Moisturise the body

Once you have cleansed your skin, it is important to moisturise well to rehydrate any dryness that may have been causing the irritation. Use a soothing product for sensitive skin, such as the target="_blank">Garnier Intensive 7 days Soothing Nourishing Milk PH Neutral - Sensitive Skin Almond Oil, for gentle hydration. Because hydrated skin is happy skin!  

4.  Wear loose fitting, natural clothes

Once your moisturiser has been absorbed and the skin is completely dry, put on some light, loose fitting clothes in soft and natural fabrics. Avoid wearing synthetic materials and tight fitting clothes immediately after suffering from skin irritation, as they could trigger further problems.
5.  Prevent further skin irritation

To prevent further irritation, choose hypoallergenic cleaning and washing products as well as gentle body care products to use in the future. If symptoms persist, be sure to seek advice from your doctor.