Does your skin sting when you use skin care products? Does your skin have dry patches in the summer and pimples during the winter? Does your skin get red for no reason?
If you’re answer is yes to all of the above questions, then it means you have got a sensitive skin. The bad news is, your skin is a bit difficult to take care of and if you don’t really want to try out vitamin c serums which are available in the market, you can still keep your skin nourished and moisturized if you follow a proper skin care routine. The do’s and don’ts for sensitive skin care are as follows.
1. Don’t apply too much foundation.
Usually gorgeous girl with sensitive skin rely on foundation to conceal the redness and bumps on the face. However, too many layers of foundation on your skin will impede the natural renewal and epidermal cooling process for a sensitive skin like yours.
2. Stay hydrated.
Our bodies need proper hydration in order to function properly. This is also true with the largest organ of our body-the skin. To stay hydrated, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
3. Don’t opt for skin care products that contain harmful chemicals.
When choosing soaps, face wash, and other leave-on skin care products, avoid products with strong fragrances. In addition to that, you should stay away from products with ethyl alcohol, parabens, and other comedogenic ingredients.
4. Do test the products first.
To make sure that products will not irritate your skin, do a quick patch test first by applying a small amount of the product on your forearm or behind the ears. Let it stand for a few hours and look out for redness or itchiness.
5. Don’t try out all the beauty products in the market.
Since you have sensitive skin, you should be wary of choosing and using trending products in the market. Instead, stick to only the basics-cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
6. Do talk with your Dermatologist.
Tell your dermatologist about your skin sensitivity problems. The redness and itchiness that you are feeling might be a result of skin care conditions like rosacea and eczema. Your dermatologist can properly diagnose your condition and will give you the treatment you need.
7. Don’t over Wash your Face or Skin.
Avoid washing your face or skin more than three times a day. In addition to that, you should also avoid cleaning or washing your face with harsh cleansers that contain strong fragrances and chemicals.
8. Use lukewarm water when washing your face.
Hot water can be too harsh on your skin and will cause it to dry. On the other hand, cold water can lead to broken capillaries.
9. Don’t assume that the products labeled hypoallergenic and natural will not cause irritation.
Since you have sensitive skin, products that are widely accepted may not work the same way for you. To make sure it’s safe, do a patch test first.
10. Do spice up your diet!
To keep inflammation at bay, incorporate anti-inflammatory spices, like black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric, in your diet.
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