Sensitive skin is characterized by skin that reacts adversely to changes to the environment, such as too much sun, extreme temperatures, or reactions to certain cosmetics or other pharmaceuticals.
Sensitive skin can react by becoming swollen, red,
itchy or dry. Sometimes, sensitive skin can be confused with skin
disorders such as eczema or rosacea.
If you think you might have
sensitive skin, you may want to consult a dermatologist, who can
determine if you’re suffering from a skin disorder.
Sensitive skin can
vary from mild to severe, but it can be managed with good skin care.
Here are a few tips for taking care of sensitive skin.
Cleaning and moisturizing your skin are very important parts of your basic skin care regime, and those with sensitive skin should use products that are as pure as possible. Choose products that are fragrance-free, color-free, and preservative-free.
- Clean your face
twice a day with a very gentle cleanser and follow up with a
water-based moisturizer. Avoid moisturizers that are oil based and
contain lanolin or mineral oil, as these can block the pores and cause
pimples or black heads. The best kind of moisturizer will contain a sun
block with an SPF of at least 15.