How to Care for Sensitive Skin

Those of us with sensitive skin can sometimes struggle to find a skin care regime that really works. All the seasons can have negative effects on our skin and it can be a real pain – literally, dry, brittle skin is never very pleasant. So, if you’re sick of trying cream after cream and not getting anywhere with it, then read on; we’ve taken the time to create this guide that will help you to care for your sensitive skin.

Don’t Use Too Many Creams

One mistake that many people make is to use too many different creams; if you use so many different creams, you will clog up your pores making it much more likely that you will suffer from a breakout. Putting too much stuff on your face can actually cause your skin to become bumpy, itchy and red. In general, you should use no more than three products on your face at any one time.

Let Your Skin Breathe

Skin needs to breathe; ok so many not in the same way as your lungs, but pores need to be left unclogged. It is therefore important to give your skin a break from makeup. Try not to wear foundation all of the time but if you do remember not to cake it on – a gentle thin toning layer will do! Wearing too much foundation can actually disrupt the skin’s natural renewal process.

Avoid Fragranced Products

Fragranced products can irritate the skin so don’t judge a cream by its smell, even though this can be very tempting! Fragrances in creams and products are actually one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis – this is an itchy red rash that isn’t very pleasant. The rash can last hours or in some cases weeks until it actually improves. Go for fragrance free products – it’s better to have no smell than a large red rash across your face.

Keep Hydrated

Water is the skin’s best friend. No matter what your skin type, it is always important to keep hydrated; this will help to flush antitoxins out of the body and promote healthy and clearer skin. Hydration is a great way to boost your body’s immune system. 

Don’t Over-Wash 

Over washing can be as damaging to your skin as not washing your face at all. Harsh chemicals can cause your skin to dry out, make it irritable and flaky – not what you really want at all is it? Some people have been known to wash their face at least 5 times a day, which is far too much! Skin should be washed twice a day with gentle products and cotton wash cloths or your hands.

Warm Water – Not Hot! 

In winter time it can seem like a great idea to have a steaming hot bath, but actually it is much better for your skin to bathe in cooler water rather than boiling hot – plus you don’t have to deal with that ‘ow!’ moment when you hop in!

Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. Even on the dull cloudy days your skin is affected by the rays of the sun, so choose face creams with a touch of sun protection in them. In the summer time or abroad, try to stay out of the direct sun between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its hottest.

Take care of your sensitive skin by following the guidance above and your skin will remain healthy and you will feel great! It is the best accessory you will ever have.

At Fiona Clossick, we provide an exceptional range of beauty treatments in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Our list of treatments includes: dermal fillers, dernarollers, skin peels sculptra and sclerotherapy. To find out more about our treatments, please do get in contact with us. We are more than happy to provide advice and further information should you need it. Give us a call on 07815904578 to arrange a consultation.

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