Sensitive Skin? Try These Tips to Reduce Redness, Irritation, and Inflammation
In addition to being prone to redness, irritation, and inflammation, sensitive skin can be very sensitive to different forms of treatment as well. If you have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find products that work well with your complexion and don’t cause irritation or reaction when you use them. To help you out, here are some of the most effective ways to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation in your sensitive skin.
Stop Over ExfoliatingExfoliating is fantastic if you have dry skin or signs of aging (like wrinkles), but sensitive skin types should avoid overdoing it. Over-exfoliation causes inflammation—which makes your red spots even redder!
Take Vitamins for Sensitive SkinIf you’re noticing skin inflammation or irritation that isn’t responding well to traditional treatments like aloe vera gels, it might be time to try supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals. Taking a daily vitamin containing vitamin C (500mg), vitamin E (400 IU), zinc (25mg), selenium (50mcg) and manganese (2.5mg) is a good way to promote healthy skin without irritation. Before I started Aussenskin and using the skincare range for sensitive skin, when my skin got really bad, I used a vitamin/mineral supplement that was meant for pregnant women who get bad eczema and don't want to pass it onto their babies. I had no idea if it was going to work, but I didn't want to put anymore hydrocortisone on my skin that the doctors kept prescribing. I am happy to say it did work. I now use the Aussenskin products and don't get any flare ups.
Find the Right Products for YouEveryone’s skin is different. A product that works for your friend may not work for you. Since irritation can be caused by a variety of factors, like contact allergies and an overly sensitive skin type, it’s important to find a product that works for you. The best way to do so is trial-and-error—try out different products until you find one that suits your sensitive skin type. Aussenskin can give you a sample of any of the products so you can test them. Click here: sample
Don’t Forget SunscreenSun exposure is one of the biggest causes of redness, irritation, and inflammation for sensitive skin. If you’re worried about how sunscreen will affect your skin in a negative way (looking pale or greasy), there are a few different kinds available to suit your needs. Lightly tinted sunscreens can even help cover up minor blemishes.
Drink Plenty of WaterIf you’re really struggling with redness or inflammation in your skin (be it a result of sensitive skin or something else), a good rule of thumb is that if your face feels dry or you are mildly thirsty, then it’s probably time for more water. If you notice your skin turning red when you don’t drink enough H2O, then there’s a good chance consuming more will do you some good.
Don’t Stress About it
Stress causes a release of cortisol—known as the stress hormone—and when you have sensitive skin, it can set off an inflammatory reaction. To keep your skin looking healthy, try eliminating high-stress activities from your schedule or incorporating calming practices such as yoga or meditation into your day. As part of a regular skincare routine, moisturisers with ingredients like
Banksia Flower, Jacaranda & Calendula can be helpful for irritated skin.
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