Women with sensitive skin often go cursing their skin for being extremely delicate and allergic to most products. Sensitive skin is thin and delicate and so is overly vulnerable to damage from external factors such as sun rays, extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals and most cosmetics.
Now cursing and cribbing is one thing, and that surely isn’t going to help in keeping your skin in good condition, so you must learn and adopt measures to improve your skin health. There are two things of importance, one you need to prevent your skin from potential allergens and two you need to improve the immunity of your skin to fight against allergens.
An effective strategy
If you have sensitive skin, you need to be very particular about the products that you use on your skin. Buy only those products which are specifically meant for sensitive skin, because they usually contain chemicals which are gentle and less likely to cause irritation or inflammation. When you are looking for cosmetic products there are a few things that you must read on the label, before you pick up one.
First thing, look for the word hypoallergenic, which means that the product is completely safe and has been rigorously tested to ensure that it does not cause any allergic reactions on your skin. The second important thing to look for is that the cosmetics you buy are fragrance free, as far as possible. Fragrances have been deeply associated with skin allergies and other skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. And the third term to look for on the package is Non-cosmogenic, which means that the cosmetic will not block the delicate pores of the skin.
Regular skin care
Apart from using specific products, if you follow a proper beauty care regime, you’re less likely to suffer problems with your sensitive skin. You need to cleanse your skin on a regular basis, but be sure you use a cleanser that is non-drying and extremely mild.
Regular cleaning will prevent frequent outbreaks. Also on a weekly basis you need to exfoliate your skin, and an exfoliator which contains salicylic acid is the best for your skin. The most important part of your skin care regime should be moisturizing and applying sun block lotions, as well-hydrated and UV protected skin is less susceptible to damage from external factors.