Sensitive Skin Care Tips
Sensitive skin can be hard to manage at times but with some research, creativity and an understanding of your skin’s needs. One thing you should do first is talk with your dermatologist and ask for suggestions on how you can improve your skin and keep it rejuvenated as you age. Also read some health magazine articles on sensitive skin and shop for some of the recommendations you see in the article. Another idea is to talk to friends who have sensitive skin and ask how they treat their skin problems.
While washing your face with a cleanser is important, if you have sensitive skin you don’t want to go overboard in washing your face because you’ll lose the natural oils your skin needs to stay healthy and moisturized, making it prone to dryness and itching. If you have oily skin, use an oil-free cleanser. You should also drink water and eat a diet of healthy foods. Substitute candy and potato chips for fruits, whole grain snacks, proteins and natural fruit juices. When you do this you give your body important nutrients for replenishing the skin. Avoid overexposure to the sun as this causes inflammation and premature aging. You should avoid highly perfumed cosmetics, harsh soaps and skin care products with unsafe ingredients such as mercury. When you shop for skin care products read the ingredients carefully. If you’re unsure of what to get, ask the drugstore clerk or bring someone with you to the store. Another thing you can do is create homemade remedies so you can improve your skin. For example, a mixture of glycerin and yogurt with olive oil will moisturize your skin. A facial scrub made of coffee grinds, honey and milk can remove dead skin from your face and leave you with fresher skin.
If you have sensitive skin and you’re in your 30s or 40s, it’s important that you get anti-aging products because your sensitive skin may be prone to certain skin disorders that cause premature aging. Visit department stores, drugstores and health food stores to compare different brands of anti-aging skin care products. Also go online and read reviews of anti-aging products by customers. You should also visit some local beauty boutiques as they often sell anti-aging products. You can order samples of these products and try them for a few days. Your dermatologist may decide to prescribe a better anti-aging product for your sensitive skin. Some stores have discounts on your favorite skin care products for sensitive skin so cut out some manufacturers’ coupons and bring them with you. Finally, read some dermatology home journal articles you’ll learn about the latest ways of treating sensitive skin.