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Aug 11, 2017

How to Guide for Caring for your Sensitive Skin

sensitive skin conditions/ sensitive face
We all experience good and bad days for our skin, and this is especially true if you have sensitive skin. You could be constantly plagued with redness, puffiness, itchiness, dryness, and more! Make every day a great skin day by following this guide to lifestyle habits for keeping your skin healthy and comfortable.

Excessive exposure to environmental factors like sun and wind or extreme heat or cold can irritate your sensitive skin. While some problems are caused by genetics, some people are prone to allergic reactions from certain chemicals, or substances found a variety of products.

Once you have found what is irritating your skin, you can easily care for whatever might plague your skin.

Be careful of the products you use, avoid any irritants, and cultivate good eating and lifestyle habit to keep your skin healthy and comfortable.

Choosing the Right Products:

I know this next bit of advice might be hard to hear, but most scented lotions and soap can irritate your skin. Try selecting unscented products instead. Unless specifically made for sensitive skin such as MK’s Botanical Effects® series of products.

Most laundry detergents use perfumes which can cause skin irritation. Look out for those labeled “deodorant” or “antibacterial.” You may want to consider a plant-based detergent.

Almost all deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum. On top of skin irritation, antiperspirants have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Please check your labels

Avoid skin care and cosmetics containing alcohol, harsh exfoliants, acids, petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate or coloring agents. Instead, use products with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients:

Instead Look for Products with:
  • White Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile
  • Marine Plants
  • Calendula
  • Oats
The fewer ingredients in a product, the better it is for your skin

Coconut Oil:

Opt out of lotions and try pure coconut oil as a natural moisturizer. It is full of fatty acids to help keep your skin soft and prevent dryness. It works deep in your pores to nourish from within. If you needed any more of a reason to choose this. Coconut oil can also treat conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It can even help to repair sun damage caused by overexposure.

Apply at night on your face, arms, and legs. Wash off the coconut oil in the morning.
For a soothing bath, mix 1 cup of raw coconut oil and soak for 15 minutes and pat dry.

Exfoliate:

For all skin types exfoliating is important, it helps to remove dead cells on the surface of your skin. In turn, this speeds up the skin renewal process and improves your skin texture.

Natural Exfoliant for Sensitive Skin:

Mashed Strawberries
1 Tablespoon of Yogurt
Ground Oatmeal
  1. Combine to make a thick paste
  2. Apply paste to face and gently massage using circular motions
  3. Rinse using a washcloth soaked in cool water
  4. Apply moisturizer

Makeup:

People suffering from sensitive skin must be careful when buying and apply makeup. If you have sensitive skin, use a face powder containing few preservatives, a silicone based foundation, pencil eyeliner, and avoid using waterproof cosmetics. Plus stay away from complex anti-aging products. And remember to throw out old products and never share makeup with others.

Never sleep in your makeup. Wash your face at night with cool water.

For more beauty tips visit UnitWise.com and share your stories about sensitive skin the comment section below.

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