According to Dermatologists, here are 8 ways to make your sensitive skin happy and avoid allergies:
✔ Choose gentle Skin Care Products with minimal ingredients.
✔ Fewer products and fewer components mean fewer chances of allergies.
✔ Limit your skin care routine with just a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
✔ Washing just twice a day, once in the morning, once at night with a gentle face cleanser/face wash is enough.
✔ Overwashing removes the protective barrier of the skin, allowing irritating chemicals to penetrate the skin more easily.
✔ If you’re unsure how your skin reacts to a certain product, do a patch test.
✔ Apply a small amount of the new product on the inside of your arm and leave it overnight. If you have no reaction for about 24-48 hours, then you may consider it safe.
✔ This way, you can easily figure out which ingredients you’re likely to be sensitive to.
✔ Identify and avoid those ingredients that irritate your skin.
✔ Skin care products that include fragrances, dyes, and preservatives such as parabens are usually irritants. Anything that smells good is more likely to be bad for your skin.
✔ Better look for products that are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and without dyes and parabens.
✔ Even if you’re extremely careful about what you put on your face, you can still react.
✔ If that happens, it’s crucial to really treat your skin gently until it heals.
✔ Cut down to using only one product at a time for at least a week to figure out which one is causing a reaction to your skin.
✔ After that, you can start adding back one product at a time, giving each one a week before adding the next one.
✔ If you’re not sure what product or ingredient caused the reaction, consult a Dermatologist.
✔ Limit your use of the new product to just a few nights a week at first (no more than three).
✔ If you can tolerate that for a few weeks, then you can slowly start using it up to every night.
✔ Apply moisturizer when you start to feel your skin starts irritating.
✔ Avoid using products on sensitive areas of the face, such as the area around the nose, mouth, and eyes.
✔ Sensitive skin doesn’t only exist on your face—it is also present elsewhere on your body; it’s important to treat it gently.
✔ Use soap only in the areas of armpits, groin, and buttocks, as these are the only areas with the odour-producing sweat glands, skip the rest. For people with sensitive skin, soap can dry the skin out.
✔ Keep your shower short—under 10 minutes if you can—and use only warm (not hot) water.
✔ Avoid using loofahs; it can irritate your skin badly.
✔ Apply a moisturizer right after the shower to seal in the moisture.
✔ Discuss your sensitive skin issues with a Dermatologist for best results.
✔ Use dermatologist-recommended products as they are unlikely to cause an adverse reaction.
By following these, you may even forget that you ever had sensitive skin.
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