Sensitive skin requires versatile care compiled with proper skincare, diet, and lifestyle. Allow us to explain a bit about how caring for sensitive skin should look like.
Sensitive skin, which is?
Sensitive skin is known to overreact to everyday occurrences such us cosmetic’s ingredients, atmospheric factors or water change. Said overreaction means redness, itching, prickle, hyperpigmentation or pimples. Skin’s reaction to the substances is immediate and it is main fact that differentiates sensitive skin from the allergy-prone skin (allergic reaction happens in the span of several hours, sometimes even days after skin comes in contact with the triggering substance).
Sensitive skin – the care
For sensitive skin choose only cosmetics from the pharmacy with highly moisturizing and soothing action. These cosmetics should contain the little ingredients possible because the richer composition the higher risk of the skin reacting badly. When reading the ingredients, look for melissa, camomile or marigold extract, panthenol, glycerine, allantoin, vitamin A and E. You should avoid fruit-based acids, alcohol, retinol, vitamin A and C.
Which makeup removal products for sensitive skin? These need to be cosmetics made for this particular skin type like cleansing milk, toner or wash lotion which do not require water because tap water, even in small amounts can cause redness or irritation. If your face does not seem clean without the use of water, try replacing tap water with preheated or mineral water. Another great solution is pharmaceutical linseed oil.
Sensitive skin – the diet
In order not to worsen sensitive skin condition, you should avoid black tea, coffee, soda, alcohol, cigarettes, and hot spices.
Sensitive skin – the lifestyle
Sensitive skin is harmed by sudden temperature change, airconditioned rooms and vehicles as well as going out into the freezing weather. These are situations you cannot avoid but should consider protecting yourself from with a protective cream. On the other hand, you can easily protect yourself from tanning salons – simply do not visit them.