How to keep your sensitive skin happy all year round
Keeping your sensitive skin smooth and healthy is a challenging task for each Indian season. As soon as you step out of your house, your skin starts getting itchy and red. You reach a peeling stage, which can indeed be very painful. Rashes, blisters, and irritation are some of the skin problems which are common in people with sensitive skin. Here we bring you some of the lifestyle modifications that can help you keep your sensitive skin happy all year round:
Wash your face at regular intervals
The simplest and the oldest trick in the beauty book: Wash your face at regular intervals. This way it helps remove the dirt and the grime present on your face because of the pollution. It also removes sweat from your face.
Right way to wash your face
Be gentle while washing your face. Scrubbing hard will irritate your sensitive skin. Use a soft washcloth and change it every day. Cleanse your face twice a day-once in the morning before you leave the house and once at night before you go to bed. Every time you wash your face, you should just pat dry instead of using a towel. Towels can be very harsh and can lead to minuscule tears, which lets bacteria enter your skin.
Use Homemade packs over chemical based products
Homemade packs should be used instead of those over the counter packs that can have several side effects on your skin or consult your dermatologist before applying them. The ingredients used in home remedies are natural and do not have any side effects. You can also treat your skin with some fruits. For people with sensitive skin, fruit packs can be a boon as they keep your face cool and rejuvenated.
Protect yourself from the Sun
The scorching weather can cause a lot of damage to your sensitive skin. So, covering up is the ideal choice. Always use sunscreen before going out and reapply it after 2-3 hours. Sunscreen is a must, no matter what the season or the weather.
Use a delicate Exfoliator
Your skin goes through a lot regardless of season, which makes exfoliation an important part of your skin care routine. Remember to use a gentle scrub and remove the dead skin cells. You can try a sugar or an oatmeal exfoliator. Avoid over-exfoliation, it can cause skin irritation.
Say Goodbye to those creams
Replace your nasty chemical-loaded creams with organic products or better use home remedies.
Rinse with Milk
Each night, before you go to bed, wash your face with milk. It will help you get rid of the blemishes and pigmentation. Dab a cotton pad containing milk on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
Cleanse your face
It is important that you use a natural cleanser to cleanse your sensitive skin. Natural cleansers make your skin soft and give you a glow. You can also try rose water to cleanse your skin.
For people who suffer from dry skin, coconut oil is a blessing. It is one of the most effective methods of taking care of sensitive skin due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also try honey. Apply the honey pack to your face and leave the pack for 15-20 minutes. It is a delicate ingredient that provides an instant glow to your face.
Skin care products
Use one or two cleansers and moisturizers. Don’t forget the sunscreen. If you have to use additional products, add one at a time, check for a reaction, and then add another one. Start by using a gentle cleanser and slowly work your way up if you think that the cleanser is not working.
We would suggest using natural remedies, but if you absolutely need skin care products, reduce the number of products. Buy products that are fragrance-free and don’t have any artificial colors. Before using the product for the first time, patch test on the back of your arm. If you experience itchiness and irritation, don’t use it on your face. Fewer the products, less is the chance of getting an allergy reaction. There are many effective regimes designed for the sensitive skin. Try the one that best suits your skin. If you experience any itching, tingling or irritation on your skin, wash your face immediately and apply a soothing lotion.