Skin Care For Sensitive Skin

Is your skin irritated by every product that comes in contact with it? It is usually dry, delicate, and prone to allergic reactions to many materials that it is exposed to either in the air or by direct contact? If your skin usually reacts this way to foreign material including skin care products, you may have sensitive skin.

Your sensitive skin may be irritated for a variety of reasons. Knowing how your skin reacts to specific products and limiting your exposure to them will keep your skin healthy and looking its best.
Skin Care For Sensitive Skin

There are a few basic rules to follow when it comes to taking care of sensitive skin:

* Don’t use a new skincare product on a conspicuous part of your body without first trying a little of it on the inside of your wrist to check for any negative reaction by your skin to the product.

* Use only over-the-counter skin care products that are designed specifically for sensitive skin and are labeled as such. Always read the label to make sure there are no specific restrictions or warnings associated with the product or any of the ingredients. Be aware that the degree of sensitivity to a product will vary from person to person. So if you react to a product that is labeled as non-allergic, stop using it immediately.

* Even skin care products that are formulated for sensitive skin can have artificial preservatives, colorings, fragrances, and other additives. Pick skin care products that use the least amount of preservatives, fragrances, colorings, and additives.

* Almost all sensitive skins will react negatively to detergents and artificial chemical-based materials. Avoid skin care products that use detergents and other chemical.

* Cover expo sured part to your body with sunscreen lotion, a hat or a long sleeve shirt to avoid care’ is to avoid excessive exposure to the Sun’s UV rays. Choose sunscreens that do not contain potential allergens such as fragrance.

* Use soap-free and alcohol-free cleansers, which can dry out sensitive skin.

* Wear protective gloves when doing laundry or other chemical-based cleaning.

* If you are allergic to rubber, you can wear cotton gloves below the rubber ones.

* Wash your face with mild baby soap, rinse thoroughly, and pat the skin dry with a soft towel; do not use rough towel to rub your skin; use a fresh, new towel each day.

* Do not scrub or try to exfoliate your sensitive skin with too much force. Excessive scrubbing can cause reddishness and even inflammation to the skin.

* Do not leave the makeup on your skin for too periods of time, such as overnight. Remove your make-up every night before you go to bed; use hypoallergenic makeup removers.

* Apply a home-made moisturizing cream on your face each night before going to sleep

* If you use an over-the-counter moisturizer, use one that is labeled as hypoallergenic.

If you have sensitive skin, you will need to take extra step to maintain its health than if you had normal skin. Sensitive skin care is more about being careful with the skin care products that you put on your skin and your diligent in protecting your skin from the environment's negative effects on your skin.

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