How to Deal With Sensitive Skin

Everybody wants to have clear, soft and smooth skin, and to feel comfortable in their own skin. But, nowadays a lot of people, including both men and women, are facing some issues due to their sensitive skin.

Skin sensitivity is a problem which is on the rise, and there are more and more patients complaining about it, especially those with fairer skin.

What Does Sensitive Skin Mean?

Sensitive skin refers to skin that has a reduces tolerance of applications of cosmetics or personal care products. The best way to find out if you have sensitive skin is to have a dermatologist check your skin. When diagnosing sensitive skin, dermatologists usually look for following symptoms:

Skin reactions such as skin erosion, pustules, or skin bumps that look like hives
Extremely dry and red skin which doesn’t properly protect nerve endings in the skin
Your skin is itching, stinging or burning regularly

Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin

Sensitive skin can get easily irritated by the littlest things. It can be caused by the food you eat, the products you apply to it, or you can even inherit it from your family. The question is: What can be done about it? What is the solution to these problems? Keeping things simple is the best way to take care of your skin. In the text bellow we will give you some advice on dealing with sensitive skin.

You SHOULD DO following:

• Drink water with lemon first thing in the morning to keep your skin clear. It has amazing health as wall as beauty benefits: detoxifies, helps digestion, purifies the blood, and beautifies the skin.

• Protect your sensitive skin against UV rays with sunscreen. It is always important, regardless of your skin type. Wearing sunscreen delays photoaging, and keeps your dermis healthy. We recommend SPF 30 which blocks 97% of UV rays, because the higher the SPF, the more irritating it can be. Use it as part of your daily skin regimen.

• Choose the right products. They should contain antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory ingredients like oats, white tea, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. Antioxidants are powerful ingredients, for many reasons: they ease damage caused by UV rays, and also delay the damage to collagen from other environmental insults.

• Stay hydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Our bodies must maintain optimal hydration to boost immunity and function properly. The largest amount of the water we drink ends up within the skin, so drink water as much as you can, and you will notice the change of your skin.

• Use home remedies to moisturize sensitive skin. Honey with its antibacterial properties is always good choise for moisturising your sensitive skin without causing any irritation. applying honey on your skin can make your skin smooth, and will give it an instant glow as well.

For making the moisturizing honey mask you can use the following instructions:

  • Put 2 tbsp of honey in a bowl;
  • Add 2 tsp of cinnamon powder and mix until you get homogeneous compound;
  • Apply it on your face and neck and leave it on for 15-20 minutes;
  • Rinse with warm, and than with cold water.

You will be amazed by the results.

You SHOULDN’T DO following:

Don’t overwash your skin. Most of us thing the more we wash our face, the cleaner and better it gets. Washing it with detergent or medicated soap can irritate the skin, leaving it chapped. You can wash it twice a day with a gentle and soft cotton-based cloth, or you can do it with your fingers. It’s enough to clean it without making any damage.

Stop touching or picking your skin. If you do that all the time, it can lead to scarring and infection. The phenomenon of picking can be described in the following way:  when you squeeze a pimple, only 20% of it is ejected from the skin, and the rest 80% is forced deeper into your skin, which causes inflammation and postpones healing. So, I’m begging you to leave your pretty face alone.

Don’t put variety of plants on your skin. You are wrong if you think that every plant must be good for your skin. Many botanicals found in skincare products are actually complex proteins that can result in dangerous allergy and inflammation.

Don’t wash your skin with hot water. Also avoid anything that makes you hot or flushed, such as hot showers, hot drinks or spicy foods.

Avoid beauty products that strips, such as acetone or alcohol-based toners, everything that contains known irritants. Those products make your skin surface very vulnerable, and exposed to dryness and infection with microorganisms. The daily use of those products can damage your skin, that can be difficult, and sometimes impossible to repair.

Don’t overload yours skin on products. You shouldn’t use more than three products on your skin at the same time. When wearing make-up, use a mineral variety with just a few simple ingredients, without preservatives and fragrance. Your good intention of taking care of your skin by applying more than three product at the same time can disrupt the balance of your skin, and can increase the risk of epidermal suffocation.

Avoid foundation. You can use foundation to gently blend shin tone irregularities, but don’t put a thick blanket coat on your face. Your skin needs to breathe!