Having sensitive skin to various chemicals and/or ingredients, it often limits you on the types of products or treatments you can use. Thankfully, you can keep your sensitive skin calm and avoid flair ups by following the sensitive skin do’s and don’ts listed below:

Don’t Use

According to an article on Byrdie, Renee Rouleau, who is a skin care expert, the following is true about sensitive skin:

“The majority of the time, it’s the person’s use of harsh products that causes irritation. Simply put, avoid using irritating ingredients and your skin will be less irritated!”

Avoid The Following Ingredients to Reduce Skin Sensitivity

  • Alcohol: Creams and toners often include alcohol as it helps deliver a quick-dry finish. Unfortunately, it will also sap the moisture level of your skin, thus causing uncomfortable, irritated skin.
  • Fragrance: A pleasant fragrance smells wonderful, obviously. However, fragrance can cause skin inflammation, so it’s best avoided when you have sensitive skin.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate: These ingredients are mainly responsible for the lathering process in countless products. In addition, though, they are also responsible for causing skin irritation.
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Do Try

Thankfully, there are some treatments you can use and ingredients to look for that will help calm your sensitive skin. Like the following:

  • Green Tea: You have likely heard about the many health benefits provided by green tea. What you might not know is that it’s also great for topical use. Look for treatments like Boscia’ Green Tea Oil Control Mask for an example of using green tea in your skin care regimen.
  • Sunflower Oil: If your skin is dry and easily irritated, you should be using sunflower oil. This natural substance contains large amounts of vitamin E, which means it will help repair your skin and restore your skin’s moisture barrier. Phytolipid Comfort Crème is a great example of a skin treatment that contains sunflower oil.
  • Bisabolol: This plant extract has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, making it ideal for sensitive skin. You can look for it as an ingredient in many types of moisturizers or serums. One example of a product that contains bisabolol is Clarin’s Beauty Flash Balm.
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Having sensitive skin causes all kinds of problems when it comes to finding the right beauty products. Obviously, you can’t simply pick something off the store shelf like other people. Instead, you have to be careful about everything you use on our skin. Thankfully, by following the sensitive skin do’s and don’ts listed above, you can find some amazing products, treatments, and ingredients that will work for you and help your sensitive skin.