Sensitive skin reacts very quickly to both heat and cold; therefore the skin is prone to sunburns and windburns easily. The skin is usually dry, delicate and gets allergic reactions often. Skin turns red and blotchy when there is a slight change in temperature and when skin comes in contact with some detergents, cosmetics it can cause irritation. So you need to take a lot of care and should choose the right product for your skin.
Here are few tips to keep your skin healthy:
Eat a balanced diet to make sure that your skin gets the nutrients it needs to remain healthy.
Avoid spicy foods, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks that may be too stimulating.
Drink plenty of water every day.
Avoid Sun Burn. Use natural sun screen if you are out for a longer periods of time.
If you are going for beauty products always choose herbal products as they are safe and free from harsh chemicals that can cause skin problems.
Always read the product label, avoid products that contain alcohol, fragrances, botanicals, antibacterial, ethanol and propylene glycol.
Before using any product do the patch test first. Apply a little behind your ears for 5 days and if there’s no reaction apply to your face.
Use a light toner if desired. Note that your toner has to be alcohol-free.
Use moisturizers that are water-based. Avoid greasy products, lanoline, mineral oil, and other ingredients that could block your pores and cause black heads or pimples.
It is always better to care of your skin with home remedies if you haven’t found products that are safe.
Olive oil and Aloe Vera gel acts as cleanser.
Almond oil and jojoba oil acts as a moisturizer.
Once in a week apply oatmeal mask – take 1 tablespoon of oatmeal powder, egg white or yogurt and mix well. Spread the mixture on the face. Let it dry for at least 20 minutes and wash your face with warm water.
Take egg white mix well and apply over your face. Let it dry and wash your face with warm water.
Scrubbing is one of the best ways to exfoliate dead skin. It is always better and safe to use homemade scrub for sensitive skin as beauty products may be too harsh. Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoons of water, mix everything thoroughly. Use the paste as a scrub and wash your face with warm water. Follow this method once in 15 days. Avoid frequent usage as it may damage the skin.
Vinegar is the best homemade medicine for sensitive. Add 4 drops of vinegar in half a bucket of bathing water this will help your skin from soap alkalis.
Always avoid steam during facials.