Sensitive Skin? Don't Worry, We've Got You Covered With These Anti-Aging Skincare Tips
Planning on aging gracefully? Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find skincare products that will not irritate your complexion as you get older. For sensitive skin, however, it can seem like an impossible task! Luckily, these anti-aging skincare tips will help you combat sensitive skin and maintain the beauty of your complexion into your golden years.
If you suffer from a skin condition or live in an area with harsh climate conditions, your skincare routine should be tailored to suit. Invest in all natural skincare products designed to moisturise and nourish your skin. The right moisturiser can make all of the difference when it comes to sensitive skin; look for hydrating ingredients like
Aloe Leaf Juice, Cocoa Seed Butter and Sweet Almond Oil.
Dealing with dry skin
If you’re dealing with dry skin, first understand why it is happening. If it is due to age or environmental factors (e.g., low humidity), then you have some lifestyle changes to make. For example, using moisturisers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths.
Use a gentle, alcohol-free, non-foaming cleanser on your face twice a day and after sweating.
If you have sensitive skin, wash with a cleanser in the evening and just rinse with water other times.
Apply moisturiser several times a day, especially when your skin feels dry, while your skin is still moist. Use a toning mist to dampen the face first.
Knowing your skin type
It's essential to know your skin type before shopping for products. Oily skin looks shiny and greasy but typically isn't sensitive. People with dry skin have patches of rough or bumpy texture, flaky patches and may experience extreme tightness when moisturised. People with combination skin (combination of oily and dry) usually experience a T-zone: forehead, nose and chin.
Sensitive skin is skin prone to inflammation. People with sensitive skin may have acne, rosacea or contact dermatitis, a type of red, itchy rash.
Maintaining a healthy diet
If you’re serious about aging gracefully and want to maintain your youthful glow as you grow older, it’s important to stick to a healthy diet that contains plenty of natural vitamins and minerals. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can go a long way in keeping your skin soft and supple. Spicy foods can also affect your sensitive skin, be mindful of what you eat and how it affects you.
Protecting your face from the sun
The sun can be a beautiful part of life, how nice is it feeling a gentle warmth across your back? But the downside is the damage that the sun can cause. Unfortunately I caused most of my skin damage when I was in my teens and spending nearly everyday at the beach. I have the battle scars from this now, literally. Quite a large one on my forehead, and others that you can't see on the sides of my face and on my chest from skin cancers being taken out. But it's never too late to put a good sun protection routine into your life. Protecting your face from UV rays is crucial for keeping wrinkles at bay later on down the line.
Moisturise your skin year round and use moisturisers to suit your skin area. I have very sensitive skin and I use the light moisturiser for my face in the summer. Then the rich moisturiser on my face and neck (and backs of hands) in the winter.
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