“It’s better to take care of your skin than to avoid the signs and ruin it.”
It’s easy to say that “My skin is not sensitive” but actually it’s not easy to maintain it. There are plenty of signs that your skin shows that make it very clear that you have sensitive skin and need to take extra care now. Signs may include dehydrated skin, extra dryness, skin tears, visible bruises, and many more. With sensitive skin breakouts and rashes are very common and then a day comes when you get tired of using various products and no one gives that positive result. Are you getting worried now? Well, you should as it is your skin and you need to build strong barriers to enhance your skin’s ability to safeguard itself. Don’t get worried now as we have listed some sensitive skin tips for you to make your skin fierce.
Watch Out for the Sun
As summers will be knocking on your door soon, make sure you have sunscreen to welcome the new season. With sensitive skin, sun protection is the most common but beneficial step to take. It has been analyzed through various studies that skin gets damaged, dry and premature aging begins when you expose your sensitive skin to the sun directly. Don’t do this ever, otherwise, it will be very hard to regain the softness of your skin. Ensure that you use a good sunscreen that protects you from UVA and UVB rays as well as titanium dioxide.
Do you know that 10 am to 3 pm is the peak hour when the sun throws the harshest rays? Yes, it is so avoid exposing your skin during this time. Skincare for sensitive skin is very vital as it gets affected easily, and do you know that not only rays but the heat can also damage your skin, hence staying in a cooler place to keep your skin cool and avoid getting overheated.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water is beneficial for hair, skin, and digestion as well. So ensure that you drink at least 32 ounces of water a day, as dry skin gets thinner and extremely sensitive with time. Just notice the difference when you drink this amount of water, your skin will become healthier and plumper. This step becomes very beneficial with the age. From skin to organs, drinking water will make your whole body healthy.
Avoid Using Detergents and Astringents
Do you know the fact that Detergent cleansers and astringents break down the fats that make your skin cells offer a stronger barrier? And we used to think that is making us clean. The best way to protect your skin is to use cleansers that are detergent and fragrance-free. Even the detergent you use to wash your hair and utensils can even irritate your skin. Thus, choose the version that is least harsh of those products also.
Keep Your Cool
As we have already mentioned before, you need to stay cool as heat can cause rashes and other sorts of allergic reactions in your skin. Thus, ensure that your body stays cool, for this, you avoid hot showers, though they are more relaxing, but hot water will dry your skin, whereas cool showers will protect you from dryness and irritation. To soothe your skin you can even use mists and serums that have a cooling effect. There this very useful tip when you get overheated- just a few drops of peppermint oil on the neck (backside) will quickly cool your body.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
By lipids your skin cells are seized together and to make it least vulnerable to irritation, you need to give your skin more lipids (fat) so that it can build a tighter connection between cells. At night make sure you use oil instead of moisturizer and if it’s hard to find the right oil, then use coconut oil that is lighter and suits every skin type. In case you have oily skin then opt for a moisturizer that is silicon-based. They are usually known as light or non-oily moisturizers.
Extra Tip: For people who have dry skin, make sure just pat your skin to dry it and then on the spot use the moisturizer or oil because after patting it the skin will be slightly damp and will observe the moisture.
Enhance Your Insides
When we see skin that is too healthy and glowy, we tend to feel jealous and wish to have the same skin. But are we ready to take that much pain and hard work to make it glowing? If your answer is yes then improve your diet. Eating fresh vegetables and fruits not only helps rejuvenate the skin but also improves your health. By intaking vitamins and minerals through fruits and vegetables will enhance the collagen production that will help in keeping your skin youthful. As we all are aware of the fact that inflammation irritates sensitive skin, thus strengthening your barriers of the skin by opting for an anti-inflammatory diet. There are few easy steps that you can take like drinking green tea, eating oats, and saying no to sugar can reduce inflammation.
No eating healthy and moisturizing can heal your skin if you are under stress. As the skin is the largest organ and it needs to be taken care of. What you can do is, start meditating, watch comedy movies, and add stress-relieving activities to your skincare routine and you will notice a change in your skin.
Taking care of skin is as important as breathing. So make sure that you follow a skincare routine that includes everything that is mentioned above. From stress, eating good food to moisturizing and drinking water, every step is important when it comes to taking care of sensitive skin. It’s your skin and you need to be very cautious regarding the routine you follow. If you don’t follow any routine, then start doing it now. It’s never too late to add a good routine to your life. Feel fresh and stay healthy to make your skin stronger and brighter.