Anyone that has sensitive skin knows how difficult it is to accommodate to your skin’s needs. It’s also kinda stressful, because you never know how your skin will react to certain products. The LiveGlam team is all about giving tips, so here are the best skin care tips for sensitive skin.
Always check the back of your skincare and makeup products before making the purchase. Read all of the ingredients, especially if you know what you’re allergic to. A lot of beauties with sensitive skin are allergic to the fragrances in products, so it’s always safe to look for “fragrance-free” products.
Take the Test
Before buying a product test it on your skin first and see how your skin reacts. You should leave the product on for at least 48 hours. Be sure to test small spot—Your chin is a good area.
Keep it Gentle
Choose a gentle cleansing cream to wash your face. Avoid gel or foam cleansers, they might be too “harsh” for your skin. Burt’s Bees makes one that is soap-free and it’s specially made for sensitive skin. Another good skin care tip is to make sure to pat your skin dry, don’t rub.
Give Your Skin Some Love
Just because you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t stop moisturizing. You just have to find a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Make sure to find one that is made for sensitive skin or use an organic moisturizer. Kiehl’s is a brand to consider.
Sensitive skin needs to rely on protection. The sun could cause rashes and irritation which is never fun to deal with. You should also be really picky when choosing a sunscreen. You need to make sure your skin likes and accepts it. CeraVe is a great one for sensitive skin and it’s oil-free.
You Are What You Eat
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Eating nutritious diet and working out will improve your overall health and appearance regardless of your skin type.
The Back Up Plan
Always have a healing agent on deck just in case you’re allergic to a new product. Aloe vera, oatmeal, and vitamin E oil work very well to calm and sooth irritated skin.