Do you break out easily? Does your skin get red, dry, or dull when you change environments? Are you prone to itching and rashes?
Having sensitive skin isn’t exactly a walk in the park. But, if you’re dealing with it, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 60-70% of women have sensitive skin, at least to some degree.
But, just because other people have sensitive skin doesn’t help when you’re trying to deal with it on a daily basis, right?
For that, you need some practical solutions.
Thankfully, caring for your sensitive skin is easier than you might think. By changing out a few products you might be using and adding some steps to your daily skincare routine, you can make a big difference in the way your skin looks, feels, and reacts to different factors.
With that in mind, let’s look at a few ways you can properly care for your sensitive skin.
Take Shorter Showers
Did you know that hot water can actually damage and scald your skin? If you get out of the shower looking red and your cheeks are inflamed, chances are the temperature was too hot or you were in there too long.
Hot water can also cause hydration issues and make your skin look dry and dull. Try to take cooler, shorter showers whenever possible. Additionally, when you’re washing your face in the sink, try to use cool water rather than splashing hot water all over your skin.
Use the Right Products
The products you use can and will make a huge difference, not only for skin sensitivity but a variety of other skin problems you might be dealing with.
The best thing you can do is to avoid products that are laden with harsh chemicals, astringents, and exfoliants. These can dry out your skin and irritate it so it looks inflamed and red.
Instead, use a gentle cleanser and soap, free of synthetic fragrances. Your makeup should choose an array of different make-up for sensitive skin, instead of choosing the “highest-end” products on the market. Makeup specifically designed to work with your skin instead of cover it up will promote healing and health.
Use Essential Oils
Everyone wants to smell nice, but perfumes, laundry detergents, and even certain lotions can cause damage to your skin and make it look irritated.
Instead of using these things just to give yourself a signature scent, try using essential oils. Many of them are naturally good for your skin and can hydrate it with just a few drops. You can mix a healing one like tea tree oil with sweet-smelling eucalyptus or lavender for a wonderful, natural scent that you’ll love.
As a bonus, many essential oils come with benefits of their own and can help to heal your skin. They are much cheaper than traditional perfumes, will last a long time, and won’t cause any extra damage.
If you’re someone who struggles with sensitive skin, keep these tips in mind. Skin sensitivity might always be a part of your life, but there are ways to fight back against it and create a skincare routine that works for you.Love Lilla xx