Sensitive skin needs to be handled with care else it may retaliate to just about anything around it. People with sensitive skin often suffer from allergies or other problems owing to their heightened sensitivity. Proper skin care regimes combined with usage of natural products are the best solutions for people with this skin type.
Listing The Dangers
The very first thing that a person with sensitive skin needs to do is that list all the harmful products that he/she cannot tolerate and abstain from using those.
Daily Basic Skin Care Regime
Scrubbing, cleansing and moisturizing should be done daily. People with dry sensitive skin may scrub on alternate days. It is essential that you use natural products or products made especially for sensitive skin. To keep your skin healthy this basic routine needs to be followed almost religiously so as to remove dirt, grime and pollution.
It is advised that people with sensitive skin use homemade scrubbers. You could use a banana and oatmeal scrub, gram flour scrubs or cucumber-aloe Vera scrubs. You can also try scrubs from some top brands like Neutrogena, St.Ives or Oriflame.
Cleansers help you keep the skin clean and healthy. You can make your own cleansers right at home with simple ingredients like honey, oatmeal, olive oil and yogurt.
If you’re purchasing a branded cleanser you should try out the cleansers from Avene, Cetaphil, Dove or Clean and Clear. Stay away from cleansers that contain added chemicals like methylparaben, Propylene glycol, cocamide DEA, sodium lauryl sulfate or fragrances as all these are skin irritants.
This is the most important part of the daily regime. A good moisturizer is a must have. Though you can use natural moisturizers like a honey or glycerin you can try gentle moisturizers from Jergens, Celestial or The Body Shop.
No one can stay without make-up, even if it is something minimal like a gloss or mascara but if you’re someone with sensitive skin it can be a real task to choose the right make-up for your skin. I suggest that you use make-up products from Clinique or Lorac. These brands make their products with natural ingredients which nourish the skin while you’re wearing them. Make sure you remove the make-up before going to sleep. For this you must use a gentle cleanser or some rose water.
Fresh Fruit Masks
If you like using masks, you should opt for fresh homemade fruit masks over the packaged ones. Use natural, easily available ingredients to make a mask. You can use honey and banana, egg white and oatmeal, yogurt or avocado masks.
Protection Against Sun
Sensitive skin is most vulnerable to damage from harmful radiations and it is mandatory that you use a good sunscreen before stepping out. You can use sunscreens from Dermalogica, Neutrogena and blue- lizard, Vanicream or Cleure. If possible carry an umbrella for more protection.
Food for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin needs to be nourished from the inside too. Avoid foods that contain gluten, avoid eggs or soy products. Stay away from too much of alcohol, coffee and tea. Drinks lots of water and eat fresh fruits to keep your skin healthy. You can drink green tea regularly as it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Waxing is a real threat to sensitive skin and can form rashes, bumps or redness. No matter which body part you’re waxing, I suggest you opt for natural wax over the artificial ones. Use waxes like beeswax or honey-sugar to remove hair as they are gentler on the skin. Post waxing, cleanse the area thoroughly and apply a good moisturizer.
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