Types of Sensitive Skin
Unfortunately there is no one type of sensitive skin reaction. You may suffer with developing red, blotchy skin, or break out with acne, or even a variety of very severe reactions. Whether you're looking to replace one product that you have reacted to, or a complete line of sensitive skin products, makeup or hair products for sensitive skin, this article will help you towards how to choose the best for you.
Tips for Sensitive Skin Care
Many brands claim 'natural products' and remedies are the answer to the best skin care for sensitive skin. This is not true. Most so called natural skin care products may contain harsh and irritating chemicals as well as a few plant ingredients. Not only that, but many or most natural plant ingredients are sprayed with pesticides or have been preserved in harsh chemicals to increase shelf life. These chemicals may or may not be listed on the label. This applies to organic natural products as well as non-organic ones.
Depending on your type of sensitive skin, you will need specific care.
Dry sensitive skin:
- Cleanse your face two times a day with a gentle lotion cleanser. Make sure it's free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which dries the skin.
- Use a sensitive skin moisturizer as a day cream, as well as using a more hydrating night cream.
- Use a natural sunscreen during the day under makeup. The best natural sunscreen should contain only zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for broad spectrum protection. An SPF of 15-30 is really all you need, according to recent reports.
- Once a month use an exfoliating scrub.
- Follow the scrub with a facial mask to add needed nutrients to your skin.
- Use a cleanser for oily skin two times a day to clean your face without stripping it of natural oils. Some brands formulated specifically for oily skin are too harsh and can lead to dry, flaky skin for those with sensitive skin. Make sure it's free of sodium lauryl sulfate and salicylic acid. These are highly irritating ingredients. So are retinoids and benzoyl peroxide.
- Use a toner to balance the pH of the skin and decrease oil production. Make sure it's an alcohol free toner.
- Twice a week use an exfoliating scrub to remove dead cells and help new healthy cells to surface.
- Even with oily skin, you need a moisturizer. An oil free facial lotion works well without clogging your pores.
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