Sensitive Skin Tips
Sensitive skin does tend to dry out faster so it is important to keep it hydrated with a quality gentle moisturizer.
It is also important to keep your face clean. I use a gentle gentle cream cleanser that contains no alcohol, harsh soaps, sulfates - but only once a day, at the end of the day. Though it is of the utmost importance to wash the day's accumulation off of your face at the end of the day, it is also not necessary to wash your face in the morning. Too much face washing, even with a gentle cream cleanser can be too harsh for someone with sensitive skin. A good idea is to use that gentle cream cleanser to wash your face just at night. Follow that up with a gentle night cream for sensitive skin.
If you want to u se a gentle exfoliating facial scrub use one that implements the grains in the products to physically exfoliate your face, as opposed to one that uses harsh chemicals. Use exfoliating facial scrubs only once a week.
Be a label reader:
If you know you are allergic to an ingredient avoid a product containing that ingredient.
Look for ingredients that are know to irritate sensitive skin like sulfates, retinol, hydroxyl acid, other harsh chemicals, alcohols, dyes and fragrances to make sure the product does not contain them.
Look for ingredients on the label that are soothing or have anti-inflammatory properties. These can include aloe vera, oatmeal, glycerin, shea butter and palmitoyl pentapeptide in night cream.
Introduce new gentle skin and hair care products to your beauty regime one at a time. It is a better way to try to pinpoint what product or ingredient in a product that might cause your skin sensitivity.
Article by Pam Carpman for Patricia Allison Beauty llc: 331 original