Every skin is sensitive. The fact is only that there are few people who have extra sensitive skin. There are chances that a few have a few selected portions being over sensitive. In such a scenario, total skin care has to be mantra to get a wholesome gorgeous skin. Keep skin care a daily routine.
There are many reasons for your skin to be sensitive. It could be due to the chemicals that we use, pollution in air and water, the food we take, the allergies that one has. Sensitivity is something that one develops as an allergy and it’s pretty tough to handle. For a sensitive skin type, prevention is better than cure, always.
Skin when exposed to the above conditions which does agree with them, then it itches, develops rashes, creates red patches, swells and gets inflamed. There are possibilities that it could develop blisters in a few worse cases as well.
Here are a few tips to take care of sensitive skin
Type of the skin – it’s better to know the skin type, whether it’s dry, oil or medium. An itchy skin may belong to any of these. Knowing the skin type is important because, the skin care crams treat all these three types of the skin differently.
Practice hygiene daily– Keep your skin free from dirt and pollution after coming from work or outdoor activities. Keep it clear and by washing twice a day (overdoing might cause too much for a sensitive skin). Pick a organic cleanser which is formulated for your skin type and scrub it very well to remove all the debris and makeups. After that apply a moisturizer for sensitive skin to get maximum absorption.
Choose Organic Homemade Cosmetics – Be it a soap, cream or a moisturizer always use organic products. The best approach is to use natural things or at least use the product which is chemical free and made of natural ingredients. Few big brand soaps are identified using a chemical called paraban which is harmful to the skin. Using these chemical products is not going to bring any advantage for your skin; rather it might make the condition worse by developing sensitivity. This includes the dye, hair color, deodorants etc that you use externally. Chemicals are harsh for any type of the skin and hence it’s better to stay away from them. It’s not a bad idea to check the chemical ingredients on all the beauty or health products you are buying on a regular basis.
Avoid sun – for sensitive skin, its always a sensible to avoid sun directly. In case of unavoidable situation, use sunscreen and cover all the parts thoroughly such that the skin does not get exposed to sun, to preclude yourself from getting sun tan, sun burn etc.
Diet – adding fruits and vegetables in your diet will keep your skin young and radiant. Drinking a lot of water will flush the toxins and prevent constipation which results in acne breakouts. Avoiding ice creams, dairy products and junk food will enhance your beauty.
Exercise – let walking and exercise be a part of your daily routine. Only when you workout, your heart pumps out more fresh blood and collagen will be produced more, which is helpful for having a youthful and healthy skin.
Beware of chlorine – chlorine that’s present in the water that you take shower or swim is harmful for the skin. Try to stay away from chlorine.
Extreme temperature – when the skin is exposed to extreme temperatures, it is bound to become sensitive, irrespective of whatever type the skin may belong to.
Natural therapy – there are quite a good number of home remedies that work wonders on the skin, it’s advisable to try out all these instead of a product from over the counter. For example olive oil and avocado oil are good moisturizers. Using aleo vera gel after bath keeps the skin fresh. Apricot or gram flour powders are the best scrubbers. Using a shower cloth may be rough, instead gently rub the skin to make it clean.
Allergy test – in case of having any problem it is important to go for an allergic test, which would reveal the reasons for the allergy and one can equip them against the product that causes allergy. It’s best to be cautious of the triggers of allergy.
Contact dermatologist – people with sensitive skin are advised not to take any kind of medication for their allergies without consulting the dermatologist, because it might worsen the situation. Only dermatologist will be the best person to direct you to the correct products and medications to solve the problem.
A few conscious efforts are all that’s needed to have a healthy skin and maintain a sensitive skin.