What do people with sensitive skin need?
Flushing, burning, and breakouts, are signs of skin irritation. If you’ve experienced any of these after applying a skin treatment or washing your face, chances are your skin is extra sensitive. Thus, you also need to be extra careful in choosing skin care products. A gentle skincare routine is also necessary for individuals with sensitive skin.
Here are six natural ways to take care of sensitive skin:
1. Choose a mild and sulfate-free cleanser
Most face cleansers are skin-drying, which can lead to tautness and itchiness. If the skin feels tight and itchy after washing, you might be using a harsh face wash.
Don't over wash. Skip the cleanser in the morning. Just splash water on your skin to retain natural moisture. Fresh water and a natural facial moisturizer are enough.
2. Drink lemon water daily
People with extra sensitive skin should increase their antioxidants. Vitamins A, C, and E help fight free radicals and other environmental threats. These nutrients are a natural skin shield. To make sure that we get enough of these nutrients, we can drink a glass of lemon water each day. Squeeze half a lemon juice and mix into a glass of fresh water.
Lemon water is not only refreshing, it tastes great too! It gives you vitamins that help fight inflammation and allergies.
3. Apply a natural sunscreen
UV protection is imperative for all skin types. UV rays are harmful especially between 10 am and 4 pm. Before going out, be sure to apply a non-toxic sunscreen. Choose natural skin protectants that also work as a skin shield such as coconut oil, olive oil, raspberry seed oil, and olive oil. Apply on the skin after washing. This acts as a moisturizer and a sunscreen in one. Sunscreens containing titanium or zinc are also a healthier alternative to toxic sunscreens.
4. Use unscented creams and moisturizers
Artificial perfumes may also trigger allergies on a sensitive skin. Fragrances are irritants causing skin inflammation. People who are prone to eczema need to hydrate their skin regularly. But choose natural skin emollients or fragrance-free moisturizers to prevent any skin reaction.
5. Take it easy on using topical anti-aging creams
Sometimes anti-aging cream overload results in skin irritations. Combining alpha hydroxy acids and retinol may strip the skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. These anti-aging ingredients both have exfoliating effects so using them together may cause more harm than good.
Boost your skin by getting enough skin rejuvenating vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, E, B vitamins, omega acids, and protein. These nutrients help build strong skin and youthful complexion.
6. Choose natural over commercial skincare productsIt’s safer to use natural and organic beauty care products. Most commercial skincare products contain hard-to-spell ingredients. These are chemicals that eventually cause adverse health effects. We can also experiment with homemade skincare recipes.
Do you have sensitive skin? Following the above tips will help!