Some people are born with sensitive skin, while others get it temporarily because of factors like cold weather, frequent traveling and stress or sleep deprivation. At times, you may not even know that you have sensitive skin until you experience a bad reaction after using a particular soap or moisturiser or makeup. If you’re constantly suffering from problems such as dryness, flakiness, tight and inflamed skin, it’s important to give some love to your skin. We’ll tell you how!

Go fragrance free
 

Go fragrance free

Did you know? Fragrance in products like cleansers, moisturisers or body lotions, can lead to itching, burning, redness or excessive dryness for all those with sensitive skin. Therefore, it’s ideal to use products that are suitable for sensitive skin or those infused with soothing ingredients. While buying products, ensure that it does not have too many ingredients as more number of ingredients will lead to more skin problems.

Shower with lukewarm water, not hot water
 

Shower with lukewarm water, not hot water

If you have sensitive skin, then inculcate the habit of showering with warm water, not too cold and not too hot. Also, keep your showers short, up to 10 minutes maximum.

Cleanse gently, not too often
 

Cleanse gently, not too often

Over-cleansing can strip the skin of its natural barriers and oils, therefore gentle cleansing is the way to go if you have sensitive skin. An ultra-gentle cleanser or micellar water is the best for you as it will not dry out your skin. Use the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water which is gentle and formulated with no baddies!

Exfoliate regularly
 

Exfoliate regularly

It’s important to exfoliate regularly in the dry winter months, especially if you have sensitive skin. Exfoliating will remove dead cells on the surface and the skincare products will penetrate your skin more efficiently.

Gently pat yourself dry after a shower
 

Gently pat yourself dry after a shower

If you have sensitive skin, it is best if you use separate towels for your face and body. This way, you are not transferring any follicle infections of your body to your face. Also, keep in mind to always pat yourself dry instead of rubbing rigorously.

Moisturise deeply
 

Moisturise deeply

A hydrating moisturiser is something you cannot miss out on, especially if you have sensitive skin problems in winter. Use the Dove Deep Moisturisation Cream that’ll nourish your skin deeply, leaving it soft and smooth.