9 Essential Tips By Dermatologists For Living With Sensitive Skin

Apr. 24
The various mixtures of skincare items available in the market often create a challenge and confusion in our minds. On many occasions, you try different products after reading the guided manual and end up in regret. Dermatologists say not every skin type is similar to one another, and each of them has different needs.  If you have sensitive skin, you know any product will not be applicable, for it may cause skin temper tantrums. 
How Will You Understand Skin Sensitivity?
Unnecessary irritation, redness, or patches on the skin after applying any skincare product. These are the primary symptoms, which trigger sensitive skin types. It may be due to a specified ingredient used in the cream or lotion that is not suitable for your skin. Therefore, visiting dermatologists before using any skincare product is always the best idea. 
Here are nine fabulous tips, which are recommended by dermatologists for better maintenance of the sensitive skin.
1 - Check The Ingredients
Use few products on your skin that have fewer ingredients. Generally, this is the most effective way to save your skin from external damage. 
Try avoiding chemicals like sulfate, phosphorous phallates in the list. These contents are harmful to your skin. Instead, go for herbal or botanical-based skin items. 
By any chance, you notice burning or irritation in your skin; the skin experts always advise keeping a soothing anti-inflammatory product in your home.
2 - Do a Patch Testing
Patch experiment is like a holy grail for sensitive skin. After investing in the skincare lotion or cream, always apply a little amount behind your ears or elbow. Check if you are getting any irritation or burning sensation. In case you find there is some kind of issue, then immediately wash it and try cooling the area. You can apply ice for this purpose.
3 - Never Over Wash
Dermatologists always are in favor of the exfoliation of dry skin cells. Again, in the case of your sensitive skin, this is not favorable for you. Over washing or cleansing, your skin may cause rashes or extreme dryness. Many doctors claim the lip, and protein percentage of the sensitive skin goes for a toss due to over-cleaning. Therefore washing your body or face once or twice is good to be on the safer side.
4 - Buying New Products
Retinoids in skin products create a lot of irritation for sensitive users. Kindly go slow if you are introducing any new skincare product to your skin. Dermatologists say use the latest products for three nights first. Then gradually, you can increase the frequency of those products. 
  • Do not mix one or two products and apply them to the skin. This may also result in redness or rashes. Your eye area is susceptible to the rest of the body parts. Therefore, take care and avoid applying anything over there. 
  • In any case, after discussing with your doctor, retinoid is applied on the skin; then, make sure to dilute it with gentle moisturizers. If you find any irritation or side effects, then you can use alpha hydroxyl acid content ingredients. Lactic acid-containing products are best to fight against the retinoid effects.
5 - Stay Away From Few Things 
Restrict the time of your bathing. You can indulge in short shower activities. You can use soaps, cleansers, moisturizers, etc. that are gentle. These should be free of synthetic fragrance. Again, abrasive scrubbers should be avoided. You can go for essential oil treatments, for instance, lavender or olive oil.
  • In any way, you have to understand that skin sensitivity creates irritation once the lipid layer of the skin tampers. Therefore, whatever you apply should not trigger and mess around with the lipid and protein layer of the skin. 
  • Many dermatologists believe that fragrances tend to cause allergy once they come in contact with your skin cells. You may choose the products, which are labeled as “unscented” or “fragrance-free.”
6 - Make-Up Essentials By Skin Care Experts    
You have sensitive skin, which does not mean you cannot do any makeup. Dermatologist opines that minimum make up is a remarkable thing for you. Choose hypoallergenic brands and products. In this context, it is also vital to know FDA approval should be mentioned in those products. 
  • While applying any makeup, if you see any tiny rash or acne, then stop it immediately. Never use any contour or foundation base if you are already suffering from acne or pimples on your skin.
  • Often, non-mineral based makeups cause more irritation as they contain harmful chemicals in them. You should also look for lightweight; no clogging make up brands. 
  • However, the doctors always suggest before going outdoor, you should apply firm SPF based moisturizers. So, this is necessary for your skin coverage from the harmful UV rays. Otherwise, redness and patches may appear. For sensitive skin, the SPF range should be 30-35.
  • Not only the application of makeup should be taken care of but also the removal process. You should always use mild cleansers to do the procedure.
7 - Benefits Of Collagen Masks
Improve the blood flow in your skin and convert it more thickly from thin once you turn 30. You should try the natural masks, which contain collagen and boost the hyaluronic acid in your sensitive skin for the betterment.
8 - Why Saying No To Alcohol Can Bless You?    
Skin experts and doctors strongly opine that your beauty products should not contain ethanol/alcohol. Even you should refrain from consuming alcohol. If sensitive skin already has issues like rosacea or psoriasis, alcohol can degrade the conditions. Therefore, limiting or restricting the consumption of hard drinks is a brilliant idea.
9 - Caution While Wearing Metals
Mostly it is seen nickel causes skin allergies or rashes. Often women wearing nickel earrings may notice redness or itchiness around ear lobes. Therefore, doctors suggest wearing silver is the best option for sensitive skin other than copper or nickel.
Always remember the skin acts as the mirror and shows signs of the things that your body does not permit. Therefore, be very careful with your diet chart. For instance, if you are lactose intolerant, then consuming dairy products may result in acne on your sensitive skin. Consult a nutritionist to make a healthy diet format and get proper sleep. A healthy lifestyle can prevent any skin issue.
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