If you have sensitive skin, you will already know that it can make your life quite difficult. Climate has an effect on sensitive skin and so on your sensitive skin care regimen. One of the first things you should do is avoid most commercial cosmetic products, because they contain harsh chemicals. However, there are people with sensitive skin who do not know it yet, so how can you know if you have sensitive skin?
Some of the most observable indications are when:
1. you get skin problems when you shave;
2. the weather can have an effect on your skin;
3. you get skin irritations for no apparent reason;
4. some soaps and detergents irritate your skin;
5. you have to be very discerning when choosing cosmetics.
Extreme weather conditions will make skin care more demanding for everyone, but particularly if you have sensitive skin. The first step to take is to try products labeled ‘For Sensitive Skin’. It is a good principle to keep notes on each sensitive skin care product you buy and try. Your notes should include information such as product name, ingredients, weather conditions, temperature and your skin’s reaction to it.
Thin skin is the primary cause of sensitive skin. Skin is thicker on some parts of our bodies than other parts, but skin also tends to get thinner as we get older. The reason that thin skin is more sensitive is that the deeper layers of skin have less protection from the elements, temperature and chemicals.
Therefore, you can protect your sensitive skin care from the sun by wearing sunscreen. You can also avoid harsh brushes and strongly scented soaps and.detergents. If you feel that you have to use an exfoliant, try making your own. There are plenty of recommendations and recipes on the Internet, but olive oil and brown sugar mixed to a thick paste is a good one.
Try using hypo-allergenic skin care products, because they are usually aimed at people with sensitive skin. Scents and after shaves can be severe, so it is worth checking the labels before buying anything. It is better to read the label before smelling, because then your selection will only be out of perfumes that are suitable for your skin type.
Often sensitive skin care includes killing fungus, yeast and bacteria, therefore, your sensitive skin care treatment should contain some sort of antibacterial astringent. A bacterial astringent will prevent bacteria from becoming established.
Regrettably, the burdon is on you to make sure that the sensitive skin care products you buy are precisely what they say they are. Government agencies and consumer watchdogs are a huge help, but a lot of products in every category still slip through the regulatory net. The best thing for you to do, is to check every ingredient on the tub’s label of contents on the Internet, before you buy it, but at least before you smear them on.
Once you have looked up the ingredients, write them down in an alphabetized note book. This note book will become a priceless resource in your search for dependable sensitive skin care products.