Like oily skin, sensitive skin is the kind of skin that is difficult to care. But do not worry! If you cares for it, you will not have to worry about frequent irritation. Let’s find out how to correctly care for sensitive skin!
5 Steps to correctly care sensitive skin
Step 1: Make a “black list” of ingredients that causes your skin to be irritated
To know what your skin is irritating to, including natural skin care products, you have to try it.
But the test of the product should also be safe for the skin. Please check the ingredients listed on the product. Just watch the TOP 5 ingredients first, because the other ingredients are usually at a very low concentration and do not cause any significant irritation to the skin.
Then test the product in a small area on your chin or behind your ears and leave on at least 48 hours. If the skin becomes reddish or has a strange reaction, avoid that 5 ingredients.
TIP: Cosmetics will usually come in the form of samples or mini size. Please, try small products to save money.
Step 2: Remove makeup everyday
Cleansing is one of the most important steps in skin care routine, especially with sensitive skin. Not only remove makeup when you make up. In fact, cleanser or toner still can not completely clean our skin. For that reason, remove makeup is always a necessary step to be able to remove all dirt from the skin.
It is not difficult for sensitive skin to choose a makeup remover. Most cosmetic firms have a separate line for sensitive skin. Focus on these products, instead of choosing a great eye catcher.
TIP: If you are not a cosmetic expert, then water-based makeup remover will be the safest choice for sensitive skin.
Step 3: Correctly wash your face
With sensitive skin, cleansing face twice a day is enough to clear and clean skin. Do not think that washing your face more than 2 times will help your skin to be cleaner, it’s even counterproductive, making your skin slimmer and more sensitive. And only choose products that not contain alcoholic, paraben, flavors or colorants.
TIP: Sensitive skin should also prepare two types of cleanser:
- In the morning use the mildest type so as not to lose moisture on the skin.
- At night, you can use deep cleansing to remove dirt.
Step 4: Humectation and hydration for sensitive skin
Whether you are having a sensitive skin or not, do not skip the moisturizing step. Because only when fully hydrated, the skin’s natural barrier is healthy, it can gives the skin a natural protection, reduces the sensitivity of the skin.
According the general rule of choosing sensitive skin care products, the most ideal moisturizer for sensitive skin are:
- Contains no flavoring
- Contains no preservatives, synthetic substances.
- Contains natural ingredients or is certified safe, benign with skin.
Step 5: Use suncreen
It can not be denied that sensitive skin is more difficult to use sunscreen. Because sunscreen often has some chemical elements that resist UV rays which easy to irritate sensitive skin. Just using the wrong product, you will have some problems such as acne, dermatitis, or irritation.
The best way is to choose a sunscreen for sensitive skin. Most cosmetic brands have developed their own line of sunscreens for sensitive skin.
TIP: Try if there’re any bad skin reaction, or limit direct sun exposure after 9am to 4pm, as this is the most hazardous for UV exposure
Besides skin care from outside, do not forget to take care of your body. Drink plenty of water, eat plenty of vegetables and exercise regularly. A healthy body will also help the skin become stronger.