# 4 Cleanse, moisturize and protect are the most important
When it comes to defending our skin against five signs of sensitivity and keeping it healthy and happy, you can throw the old âcleanse, tone, moisturizeâ out the window.
The real heroes? ‘Cleanse, moisturize, protect’.
Good skin care begins with gentle cleansing and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($ 7.69 for 250 ml at Chemist warehouse) is hard to beat – it actually hydrates as it cleanses. In addition, it is dermatologically tested to be suitable for the most sensitive skin.
The cleansing should then be followed by a rich hydration. Note that “rich” does not necessarily mean “heavy”. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream ($ 15.99 for 550g at Chemist’s warehouse) doubles the skin’s hydration level in 24 hours and fully restores the skin’s moisture barrier in just a week (with a twice daily application), while absorbing easily into the skin.
Finally, since we have the highest levels of UV radiation in the world, we Australians need SPF protection all year round. Fortunately, Cetaphil also has sensitive skin covered in Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Ultra Light Lotion ($ 15.99 per 100ml at Chemist warehouse) – both gentle on sensitive skin and with the highest possible SPF level of protection.