Skin that is sensitive to cold, heat, sunlight, and even certain soaps or detergents can be hard to take care of. However, there are several simple things you can do to keep your skin hydrated and healthy without irritating it any further. Check out these five easy ways to keep your sensitive skin hydrated!
The skin is the largest organ in your body. It's a major player in helping regulate temperature, retain moisture and keep harmful chemicals out of your body. But it needs help in order to do its job! A great way to give your skin a boost of hydration is by drinking plenty of water—especially if you live in a place that's arid or prone to dehydration, like most areas of Australia! If you notice your skin drying out easily, drink more water throughout each day. More hydration = less wrinkles!
Sun exposure can dehydrate skin, so after applying your moisturiser, applying an SPF each morning is important. You should wear sunscreen even on cloudy days since sunlight penetrates clouds.
Humidifiers are one of the most affordable home remedies you can use to keep your skin hydrated. The steam produced by a humidifier is capable of moisturising dry skin and hydrating it naturally. You can fill a humidifier with tap water, but distilled water works best since impurities in tap water may clog up your machine over time.
At-home care, such as using a moisturiser specifically for your skin type, can be a great way to get your skin in good shape. Most dermatologists recommend using a product that’s labeled non-irritating for sensitive skin types—but you should always check with your dermatologist before trying any new product on your face. A good place to start? Check out our sample pots.
Overly aggressive exfoliation can actually cause skin damage, leading to wrinkles and age spots. And, even if you don’t have sensitive skin, too much of a good thing is just not good for you: Exfoliating more than once or twice a week can make your body produce more oil, creating an imbalance that leads to breakouts. This will confuse your skin and make it harder to self regulate, therefore affecting it's hydrating levels.
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