Sensitive skin is very thin and delicate with fine pores. It flushes easily, is prone to broken capillaries, and is often allergic, with a tendency to develop rashes.
Tips to look after sensitive skin
1Use suitable products
There are skincare products that are formulated specifically for sensitive skin. Avoid products that contain artificial fragrance and preservatives, plus strong colour cosmetics which can irritate the skin. Generally organic products which are free from chemicals, petrolatum and alcohol are less likely to irritate the skin.
2Avoid sun and windy weather
The sun and harsh wind can have damaging effects such as sunburn and cracking on sensitive skin.
If you’re exposed to the sun, cover up with a hat and SPF.
3Watch what you eat
Some food are more likely to cause allergic reactions than others. Common allergens include milk, dairy products, peanuts, marinated & acidic foods and strong-flavoured foods (too salty, greasy or sweet).
4Reduce stress & strengthen your immune system
Research shows that stress levels and the health of your immune system impact your skin. Make sure you get all the essential vitamins & minerals by having enough sleep, adequate exercise, a healthy diet and keeping stress to a minimum.
Essential oils should be used in the right proportion, especially strong and stimulating oils such as :