Having and maintaining a beautiful skin has become a whole lot tougher with the stress of living, pollution and the ever scorching sun! a good skincare routine goes a long way to make your skin glow with pride and radiate beauty in every pore. But then, it’s not always easy to achieve this glow, especially for those with sensitive skin. Before we go further, how can you even tell if you have sensitive skin? Here’s how to know:
Beauty Tips For Sensitive Skin
Does your skin often get irritated? Does it feel uncomfortable soon after washing your face? Do you have regular outbreaks of spots or rashes? Do you react adversely to chemical and artificial coloured cosmetics? Is your skin itchy or prone to patches?
If your answer is yes to the above, then you most likely have a sensitive skin and should take extra care to ensure it appears beautiful always. Follow these easy steps to help you achieve that beautiful glow even with your sensitive skin.
*Water Is Your Friend*
Another wonder of water is that it is great for your skin. For all skin types, water leaves you feeling hydrated and allows your skin glow from within. Yes, you should definitely take that extra cup of water.
*A Good Diet Is Crucial*
Healthy eating habits flush out the body’s toxins and give you that radiance you seek. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin, as some foods might react adversely and increase your skin’s sensitivity.
*What Products Are You Buying?*
Sensitive skin does not react well with all ingredients in cosmetic products. It is important to know the ingredients in any product you intend to buy, so you can avoid getting skin irritation from using it. Now, you might be asking how to know what ingredient your skin is allergic to. Sometimes, a skin test is done to determine if the product suits your skin or not. This is simply by applying a small portion of the lotion on your skin (not your face) for 48hrs to check if there’s an adverse reaction. This helps you know if the product suits you or not.
*Moisturizing Is Key*
Sensitive skin requires water to be locked in so as to prevent drying and flaking. Moisturizing leaves you feeling hydrated and ensures you don’t lose your body’s natural oils. Cucumber, buttermilk, coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil are great natural moisturizers.
*Night Time Is Rest Time*
For a healthy skin, you need to give it room to replenish while you rest at night. You could use deep moisturizing oils on your skin before bed, so you can wake up to a more supple skin.
*Exfoliation Is A Must*
Natural exfoliation remove dullness and flaking caused by dead skin cells. Using natural products for exfoliation will not only replenish your skin, but give your face a new kind of glow.
*Natural is the way*
Excessive use of chemicals on your skin only makes it worse on the long run. As much as possible, always ensure that natural products like honey, avocado, essential oils etc. are a regular part of your skincare routine.
*Wash Your Face Regularly*
As much as possible, try to wash your face. It not only hydrates your skin, but cleans out impurities which might end up clogging your pores. So make an effort to feed your face with water.
Cleansing is another important part of having a good skin. You should take care however, to use the right cleansing products, as cleansers generally tend to dry out your skin. It is advisable to apply a toner and moisturizer after cleansing to lock in the moisture.
*The Sun Is Not Always Your Friend*
Harmful rays from the sun could damage your skin cells and cause diseases and skin rashes. You could even suffer a terrible sunburn from too much exposure. Use a sunscreen lotion with high sun protection, as well as sunglasses, to protect you from the sun. As much as you can, run away from the afternoon sun, it is so not your friend!
*Your Eyes Are Sensitive Too*
The skin around your eyes are more sensitive than the rest of your face. For that, it’s important to use good eye creams before bed and avoid constantly rubbing your eyes.
*Facemasks Are Good For You*
Wearing facemasks is like feeding your face with delicious food. A good example of a facemask for sensitive skin is yoghurt and oatmeal. This combination can be blended together and when applied, gently removes dead cells without ripping off your skin’s moisture. Regular usage gives a flawless skin!
So easy, right? I know. Now get to work on that radiance you’ve been dreaming of.