In today’s post, I would like to discuss the bugging you question: How to take care of sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is troublesome when it comes to skincare. It is constantly accompanied by irritations, itchiness, prickling. Sadly, we cannot change its structure, but we can take good care of it.
If you have this skin type, you probably know that it does not react well to temperature changes, cosmetics with intense action, and many many more. It is easily irritated, reacts poorly to new cosmetics, and is often left with redness or even a rush. It means that the skin’s protective mechanism has been disrupted.
The epidermis is not dealing with the lack of hydration so it reacts with irritations super fast. It doesn’t mean that other skin types are not subjected to it. Unfortunately, we do not get a say when it comes to hypersensitivity of the skin.
How to recognize sensitive skin?
Yo need to start with determining whether it truly is sensitive skin that we deal with and not allergy-prone or couperose skin type. How to distinguish them?
Sensitive skin reacts almost immediately to the irritation causing factor while allergy-prone skin reacts with a delay so it is easy to say which one is which. Allergic changes may appear even after three days. If that will be the case, you will need a pharmacological help because it is really difficult to determine which allergen had a poor impact on your skin.
The difference between sensitive skin and couperose one is well… that the second one has a lot of broken blood vessels. Couperose skin has plenty of red changes and reacts badly to atmospheric changes.
Why does skin become sensitive?
There are plenty of reasons but usually, it’s our own fault! Apart from the more and more polluted environment, that you perhaps not always have an impact on, the unfavorable impact has stress, smoking cigarettes, air-coned rooms. Tanning, improper skincare, or temperatures can also make sensitive skin even more sensitive.
In the composition of products for washing, you will find detergents that cause numerous irritations and make your skin more sensitive. Chlorinated water is no help either.
What can help sensitive skin?
Moisturizing on the inside and out. You shouldn’t forget about the hydration and the use of heavy creams in the winter. Do not skip the use of creams with a UV filter in the summer.
Stick to the cosmetics that work for your skin. Novelties tend to cause irritations.
You should consider the use of natural ingredients, such as basswood or chamomile extract. For the face wash, you can use mineral water. If water tends to leave you with irritation, you can skip it and use cleansing milk.
Pay attention to cosmetic ingredients. It is best when those are rich in vitamins, in particular the vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, natural extracts, and many fatty acids. Your epidermis will be restored and strengthened while irritations soothed.
Do you like make-up products? Choose only such that are recommended for your skin type because when choosing badly you can additionally irritate the skin.
During the make-up removal use cosmetics with natural pH. Their texture should be slightly oily.
Equip yourself in non-irritating washing cosmetics to calm all sorts of irritations and preventing new ones. Avoid fragrances. Use the hypoallergenic ones and add baby oil or natural oils that will help you take care of your skin.
What should you avoid in skincare of sensitive skin?
Do not use cosmetics with too high pH or with too many active substances.
Tap water doesn’t aid the sensitive skin so better avoid it.
Do not go out without proper protection for your skin when there is freeze or heat outside. You should also avoid washing your face with water with extreme temperatures. Use cool or warm water instead of cold or hot.
The foaming cosmetics do not have a beneficial impact on the skin. Also, avoid the use of too abrasive exfoliators.
Be safe and preserve all the precautions because sensitive skin is highly susceptible to all sorts of damage, temperature fluctuation, and irritation causing cosmetics. It is not recommended to use cosmetics with plant extracts or animal ingredients.
Remember those rules to avoid skin being always tight and prickly.