If you have sensitive-skin, then the best way to take care of it is to not scrub too hard when cleaning it and to find a product that doesn’t cause you rashes or any allergic reactions. Sensitive-skin is known as such because there’s a limited amount of mild products that can be used on it without inducing severe damage to it, so you need to be careful. You should also be quite clean; you should wash your face as many times as humanly possible (not to the point of water logging it, but at least to the point of freshening it up every time). If you want to end up with happy, calm skin, then it’s imperative that you learn to pamper your sensitive skin in every which way as well as avoid any and all irritants around you. Don’t hang out with smokers, avoid polluted areas, and make it a point to bathe at least once a day. It’s always better to be safe than to be sorry when it comes to skincare.
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- Before you apply chemicals on yourself, you should test it first on a small patch of your sensitive-skin. Any new product should have some sort of allergy test to them, the same way doctors who are treating a patient would prick small parts of him with a drug to see if there would be an allergic reaction or not. If the skincare product you’re using causes you to get rashes, wheals, and redness, then it’s obviously not the best product to use on your sensitive-skin for sure. Before slathering away whatever gimmicky cream you’ve gotten your hands on, you should play it safe. Put that cream, sunburn ointment, special oils, tea tree extract, or moisturizer on an inconspicuous skin-patch first and wait a whole day to see what happens.
- If it gets irritated or whatnot, then your hypersensitive-skin should not make use of the product. You can do this test near your eye also to see if further dermatological problems manifest. If they do, then the brand is not for you and you should find an even milder moisturizer or sunscreen. If there’s no irritation even on the patch-of-skin close to your eye, then you’re on the clear and you can apply the product on your sensitive-skin “liberally” (don’t take this literally, though; you really shouldn’t apply any skin-product on yourself liberally without following the instructions on the package as well as dermatologist orders).
- There are hypoallergenic products out there in the market. That’s mostly marketing hype, though. You won’t know if a product is hypoallergenic or “hyper allergenic” until you’ve tried it out for yourself. People and their sensitive-skin should be approached on a case-by-case basis. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for allergies and sensitive-skin; always remember that. Just because a product is hypoallergenic doesn’t mean it’s hypoallergenic for you. It doesn’t necessarily follow, especially in light of the fact that there are no federal standards for what this marketing buzzword means. You should be the one to decide whether a product is hypoallergenic or not.
- To reiterate, hypoallergenic products aren’t necessarily hypoallergenic for you; don’t blindly by such products thinking you’re in the clear. You should still do the skin-patch test every time to prove whether or not a given mild foundation, moisturizer, skin-cream, lubricant, and so forth is truly the perfect match for your particular-skin. Being this precautious should save you a lot of heartache and dermatologist creams in the long run. With that said, yes, even dermatologist creams can have a bad effect instead of good effect on you, so if you have an allergy on your topical cream, consult your doctor for another prescription. Anything and everything can harm your sensitive-skin, so you best take care of it.
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Emily runs a beauty parlor herself and has a skin care and beauty blog at lifecellfacts.com. She is a huge fan of Tom Brady. She seeks inspiration from Brady’s wife – the supermodel Gisele – into having beautiful skin.