Do you have sensitive skin? Does your skin immediately become red and itchy when you apply new skincare products to your face? Having sensitive skin can be a hassle but there are some things you can do to manage it. Let us show you how.
11 Skincare Tips for Sensitive Skin
How to take care of your Sensitive Skin.
Skin sensitivity varies from person to person. It is very important to know what type of skin you have so that you can care for it the best way you can. Do you have a highly sensitive skin type and don’t know what to do?
Let us show you the most important tips for taking care of Sensitive Skin below:
Be acquainted with your own skin. Always take note of the products that you apply to your skin, including your food intake. This way, you can keep a complete a list of irritants that trigger allergic reactions to your skin and avoid them. You could call the list your Allergy Diary!
Awareness is essential if you want to properly care for your skin.
Before you use any skin product, make sure to test it first on your skin and see if there is any reaction. Rub a small amount of the product on a less conspicuous area of your skin, like behind your hand or arm, and leave it there for 1 to 2 days. If there is no red or raised skin, then the product is safe for you to use.
For unknown allergy breakouts, it is better if you undergo a medical skin test with your dermatologist to be able to identify the allergen properly.
Be vigilant on reading labels. Check the ingredients and be aware of common chemicals and their other names that can potentially harm your skin. Also check for chemicals you have had a previous allergic reaction to. Again, your Allergy Diary will really come in handy.
Moisturizers serve as a barrier, protecting your skin from harmful external irritants. It is essential for all skin types to moisturize regularly, even more so if you have sensitive skin! Make it a point to moisturize at least twice daily, in the morning and in the evening.
Make it a habit of wearing sunscreen daily. If you’re thinking of skipping this tip in your skincare routine, please don’t! This will protect you from the sun’s harmful effects, like rapid skin aging and burns on your face and body.
Clean your makeup brushes regularly, about once a week. Dirty brushes contain bacteria that can irritate your skin and is the reason for most pimple break outs. A clean brush means a clean face.
Mineral powders have been popular for a while because they contain less harsh ingredients and they give off that pleasant finish to the skin. However, always test the product first and check the ingredients. The shorter the list of ingredients, the better.
A well-hydrated body is a happy body. According to a scientific study at Mayo Clinic, the proper water intake in one day must be around 13 cups for men, and 9 cups for women. That is between 2.2 liters to 3 liters of water a day!
Pick the right cleanser for you. Choose cleansers that are designed to be gentle on skin, but are also strong enough to remove dirt that is hiding in your pores. If your face becomes dry after washing, it’s an indicator that your cleanser is too strong for your skin type.
Yes, you want to be squeaky clean, but you don’t need to scrub your skin harshly in the process. Choose facial wipes over harsh towels. If you only have towels, pat dry and DO NOT RUB.
11. Eat the greens
You know this. You have to eat vegetables and fruits if you want to keep your skin healthy. Eating the right kind of food will make you glow from within, giving you a more radiant, healthy sensitive skin.
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Proper skin care always boils down to proper hygiene, proper nutrition and proper exercise. But are these enough? No! You need a friend who can give you advice on how to properly take care of your skin. Let Skin Care Freak be your friend and we will guide you to healthy perfect skin.
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