Sensitive Skin 101: 10 Tips to Help You Take Care of Your Skin
Frequent skin breakouts, rashes, redness, and itching are some of the signs of sensitive skin. If you’re someone with sensitive skin, we know how tricky and complicated taking care of your skin can be. You never know what face product may cause your skin to act up, and it is often impossible to pinpoint the source.
Although widely categorized as a skin type, sensitive skin is a condition that can affect all skin types. However, you can minimize the flareups with a skincare routine tailored to your skin type and concern. We suggest you start your daily skincare regime with a sensitive skin face wash or sensitive skin cleanser. Follow this up with a sensitive skin face mask (once or twice a week) and a sensitive skin moisturizer. If you’re someone who tends to suffer from redness or acne on your body, opt for a sensitive skin body wash as well. Apart from these, here are a few routine skincare tips that will help you take care of your sensitive skin.
Always patch test new products
Before you introduce any new facial care beauty products in your routine, it is always a good idea to do a patch test, especially if you have sensitive skin. You can do the patch-test either on your inner arm or a small area of your face, and if there is no adverse reaction after 24-48 hours, you can comfortably apply it on the rest of your face.
Start with select products
When working with sensitive skin, it does good to remember that less is always more. As we mentioned earlier, sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint what might be causing your skin to break out or react adversely. This is why we suggest that you start your skincare regime with select products. This will help you easily identify the face product if you experience any kind of redness or even allergic reaction.
Introduce new products slowly
With sensitive skin, it is largely trial and error. Once you’re sure of the current set of products that you’ve been using, you can start introducing other facial care beauty products, but one at a time. This way, if you experience any sort of reaction, you know exactly what is causing it and then can eliminate it.
A good skincare regime always starts with cleansing, and rightly so. One of the most common causes of acne and other skin concerns is trapped dirt, sebum, and dead cells. This is why it is crucial to include a cleanser in your routine that gently washes away these impurities.
Cleansing is also the first step to preparing your skin for the next set of facial care beauty products in your skincare routine. When your pores are clean and free from any kind of build-up, it allows for better absorption of face products, giving you bang for your buck.
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Always use a moisturizer
No skincare routine is complete without moisturizing. With a moisturizer in place, your skin will be less prone to the harsh environment.
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Avoid hot showers
Although hot showers can be tempting and comforting, trust us, they are no good for your skin. Hot water is known to strip your skin of its natural oils, making your skin more prone to redness, oiliness, and even rashes. Always go for short cold or lukewarm showers.
Identify your triggers
The best way to deal with sensitive skin is to identify triggers and eliminate them from your skincare routine. One way to do it is to start or cut down with one product at a time. Also, when shopping for sensitive skin, always go for hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic products. This will further help reduce the chances of allergic reactions and flareups.
If you’re still unsure what is causing your skin to act up, it’s time to visit your dermatologist; because some things are best left to professionals!
Read ingredient labels
Different people react to skincare ingredients differently. What may have worked for your friend or that beauty influencer might cause you to break out, and that is completely normal. This is why it is important to always go through a new product's labels, even if it is an authentic ayurvedic skincare product.
Don’t let complex-sounding ingredients dissuade you. In your hunt for the perfect products for your sensitive skin, your best bet would be educating yourself about the most commonly found ingredients in face products, so you know what works best for you.
Avoid harsh chemicals
Many of our wellness and skincare products contain sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances, and other harmful ingredients that might trigger sensitive skin. If your skin gets irritated easily, we suggest you buy only natural skin care products for glowing skin.
Sensitive skin needs some extra TLC, especially the kind that is gentle and not overdone. When washing your face, remember not to go overboard; dab your face gently and do not roughly rub a towel all over your face. Also, although exfoliation is a necessary step in every routine, try not to overdo it. Avoid products that can be harsh on your sensitive skin.