If you have sensitive skin, using the wrong products can leave your face feeling irritated and dry or cause redness or blotches. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, follow these four habits to develop if you have sensitive skin.
If you’re looking for a new cleanser, choose one that’s free of artificial fragrances and strong-cleaning chemicals, as both can irritate sensitive skin. Cleansers with products like jacaranda, elderflower & milk thistle tend to be gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Hot water can dry out your skin, causing redness and irritation. If you’re washing your face in hot water on a regular basis, cut it out. Opt for warm or cool water instead, and follow up with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser after every wash.
Salicylic Acid also acts as an inflammatory agent, soothing inflammations and pimples with ease. It has naturally soothing properties and it might work for sensitive skin too. Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area and rub in gently. If using the pads, wash the affected skin with a mild cleanser, then pat dry. Wipe the pad gently onto the skin to apply the medication, usually 1 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor.
If you have sensitive skin, be aware of what ingredients you’re putting on your face. Try the products on your inner wrist before you put them onto your skin.