Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you know how essential it is to use gentle products, which don’t irritate your sensitive skin.

Whether it is a cleanser, moisturizer or cosmetics, you always have to think about your sensitive skin and how it will react to those skin care or beauty products.

Everything that surrounds you has to be related to how your skin responds to it. The clothes you wear, the bed linen you have, the food you eat, the creams you apply, etc.

You might not be very contented by the fact that you have to live with your sensitive skin and there is no way of exchanging it for another type.

But it is your skin, the skin you were born with, the skin that protects you from bacteria and viruses, changes of temperature, sun rays, etc.

Your skin takes care of you, so why don’t you take care of your skin in return too, even though if it is sensitive.

And you are not alone in facing sensitive skin, there are other people too. You just have to be extra careful when shopping for skin care products.

Take notice of the following when buying sensitive skin care products:

There are all sorts of products on the market for cleansing nowadays: soaps, gels, creams. Cleansing is an important part of your hygiene regime: it removes dirt, bacteria, and body oils. If you have sensitive skin, choose a mild cleanser that won’t over dry your skin.

Regular moisturizing protects your skin from drying up, cracking and itching, it locks in the moisture. One has to know, that some ingredients, like protein or some vitamins, in moisturizers can cause an allergic reaction.

Bear in mind that the make-up you apply is going to stay on your sensitive skin for a long time. Therefore choose your cosmetics very carefully. Look for “hypoallergenic” cosmetics, which produce fewer allergies and for
“non-comedogenic” products, which mean they don’t clog your pores.

Laundry detergent
Your clothes are in touch with your skin all day, so is the bed linen at night. That’s why hypoallergenic laundry detergent is an essential on your shopping list, as it is specially formulated for sensitive skin.

For sensitive skin we recommend:

• Look for milky, gentle, water-soluble cleansers that don’t dry your skin

• Read the labels and doing so avoid products with fragrances, anti-bacterials, dyes, botanical extracts, strong solvents as they will cause skin irritation.

• Avoid preservatives, which can be a cause for skin reactions. If you must buy a product with preservatives, go for the safest one, containing parabens, such as: methyl paraben and butyl paraben.

• Test a new product on one small area and then on another before applying it generally, for example, behind the ear or alongside the eye – for five nights each. If the treatment doesn’t bring out any reaction, it’s probably safe to use on your entire face or body.

• Do not wash your skin with gels and soaps, that contain alcohol, preservatives or strong acids, as it could lead your skin to drying up.

• Do not use astringents and exfoliants on your sensitive skin, they will inflame it.

• Do not store your cosmetics for too long as they tend to loose their efficency. Look for any change in their colour, texture or odour.

• Do not be inclined to use waterproof cosmetics, they are harder to remove, and scrubbing is not your skin’s favourite. Buy the products that could be easily removed instead.