Sometimes, sensitive skin can make you feel like a lonely kid on a playground. Few recognize it while barely any discuss it. If you’re a woman with this skin type, you’ll know it’s true and that’s why we’re here for you. We’re bringing you the top 7 skin care tips to care for the sensitive skin type...
However, before we get to the tips, you first need to figure out if you have sensitive skin. We have listed down signs of sensitive skin for you, so see for yourself if your skin checks all those boxes.
- 1. Treat your face right
- 2. Be gentle
- 3. Don’t forget your body
- 4. Work your way from inside
- 5. Rejuvenate your skin at night
- 6. Cleanse well
- 7. Don't forget to exfoliate!
- What are the signs of sensitive skin?
- FAQs about sensitive skin
1. Treat your face right
As sensitive skin requires products that treat it gently while being effective, the Ayush Natural Fairness Saffron Face Wash and Ayush Natural Fairness Saffron Face Cream will do justice to it. The face wash, with its unique Kumkumadi Tailam of 16 oils and herbs, cleanses away dullness to leave your skin brighter than before. The follow-up is the face cream, which contains herbs like Lodhra, Manjishtha and Neeloptal in addition to Kumkumadi Tailam to even the skin tone and leave the face glowing.
2. Be gentle
In the journey to care for your sensitive skin, make sure you don’t go overboard. Use gentle products that cleanse and moisturise without being harsh. Pay attention to ingredients as natural ones are often the best solutions. Avoid overloading your skin with unnecessary products as that can do more harm than good for this delicate skin type.
3. Don’t forget your body
Sensitive skin isn’t only about the face; it’s about the body as well. For the first step of cleansing the body, we recommend the Dove Pink/Rosa Beauty Bathing Bar with its delicate pink hue. Its formula is made with 1/4th moisturising cream that gently cleanses without stripping away moisture so that the skin is clean and healthy.
Next, seal in the moisture with the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion. It contains Pure Oat Extract and Stratys Multi-Layer Moisture, which goes 3 layers deep to gently nourish the skin for a non-greasy, moisturised finish.
4. Work your way from inside
A sure-fire way to care for your sensitive skin is to work your way from inside out. Get an ample supply of vitamins, minerals, proteins and good fats in your diet to ensure that your skin stays healthy and supple. Make it a point to add anti-inflammatory-rich foods like milk, turmeric, ginger and honey to your diet to alleviate your sensitive skin as well.
5. Rejuvenate your skin at night
When you have sensitive skin, you must take extra care of it to keep it healthy. One of the best times for the skin to replenish is at night, when you are resting. During your 7-8 hour sleep, it gets enough time to rejuvenate. This is why, before you go to sleep, indulge in some skincare. You’ll wake up with happier and healthier skin.
6. Cleanse well
When you have sensitive skin, you need to be extra careful while choosing skincare products. Cleansing sensitive skin regularly is important; however, cleansers usually dry out the skin due to the content of harsh chemicals and preservatives. Opt for mild cleansers that can care for your sensitive skin. Apart from cleansing products, also be careful of what you use after using them. Towels may be harsh for the skin, so opt for facial cleansing wipes instead.
7. Don't forget to exfoliate!
Yes, we know, there are several fancy exfoliating brushes and scrubs available in the market. However, if you have sensitive skin, you must avoid using any mechanical methods or scrubbing for exfoliation. This can irritate your skin further, increasing redness. To exfoliate your skin, use a mild chemical exfoliator and clean with a gentle cloth. The key is to be gentle on your skin. Exfoliate your skin once a week to get rid of dead skin cells.
What are the signs of sensitive skin?
- Your skin is reactive to products
- There is always some redness on your skin
- Your skin peels a lot
- It feels itchy, especially after using products that might be too harsh
- If you use strong products, your skin may sting and burn
- You often develop rashes
- You get sunburn easily
- Your skin is prone to breakouts
- Your skin feels dry
FAQs about sensitive skin
Q. How can I stop my skin from being sensitive?
A. You are born with your skin type, and you cannot change it. However, your skin type may change during different periods in your life, such as during pregnancy, menopause, as you start to age, etc. Instead of trying to change your skin type, take extra care of it to make it stronger.
Q How can I identify my skin type?
A. The easiest way to identify your skin type is to think about how it feels most of the time. However, here’s an easy test to determine your skin type:
Wash your face with a mild cleanser and face wash. Pat it dry and leave it bare for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, observe your skin.
- If your skin feels tight, it means you have dry skin.
- If you notice a slight shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is normal.
- If there’s a lot of shine on your nose, forehead and cheeks, then you have oily skin.
- If only your T zone feels oily, then you have combination skin.
- If your skin feels itchy or becomes red, then you have sensitive skin.
Q. What causes sensitive skin on face?
A. You could be born with sensitive skin, but sometimes it could also be a result of skin disorders, overly dry and injured skin, or excessive exposure to skin-damaging environmental factors.