If you suffer from sensitive skin, you understand how frustrating it can be. You try a new product, and your skin goes absolutely haywire. Or, your regular products are suddenly giving you issues. Are they getting too old? It can be hard to know what the real issue is sometimes.
The first step is figuring out what your skin type really is. If you experience frequent stinging, burning, or itching after using products or makeup, it’s likely that you can classify yourself as having sensitive skin.
If your skin is sensitive, there are a few general rules you can follow to help minimize irritation. Always use a gentle cleanser that is free from fragrance, alcohol, acid and even exfoliants. Use warm water, rather than cold or hot, and be careful not to rub when drying. Selecting products with as few ingredients as possible is often best.
Ingredients that are best for your skin may be:
Regardless of your skin type, it’s essential that you moisturize. Whether you skin is sensitive or oily, it still needs the moisture to avoid drying out. When selecting a moisturizer, you want to follow the same suggestions as above for your cleanser.
Common practices that often irritate the skin:
Our expert dermatologists welcome your sensitive skincare questions, and would be happy to meet with you at your convenience. You can book your consultation at any of our 3 Florida locations — we’re in both North and South Lakewood Ranch, and West Bradenton as well.