Keeping sensitive skin happy and healthy is quite a chore. Some of us even go to the extent of avoiding makeup and skin care products due to the fear of how your skin will respond to them. But ladies, instead of dissing those products think of all the chemicals that are causing your sensitive skin to flare up.
Don't believe us? Check out these four harmful chemicals to avoid if you have sensitive skin.
Oxybenzone is a chemical often found in sunscreen and is responsible for disrupting the hormonal balance in women. Girls, you totally want to steer clear of sunscreens with oxybenzone. We urge you to choose sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium oxide instead, which are effective in blocking the UV rays and are also much gentler on the skin.
Girls with sensitive sensitive skin, can you really say your makeup is paraben free? Paraben products are everywhere - from skincare to makeup to even body care. If your skincare products are causing you excessive irritation chances are they contain parabens. It's definitely time to do some cupboard cleaning.
Since sulfates disrupt your skin's natural oil balance they can cause your sensitive skin to become excessively dry and irritated. Give your skin a dose of pampering with sulfate-free facial cleansers which will perform their job without disrupting your skin's natural balance.
Most clothes contain dyes contain paraphenylenediamine (PPD), which is an irritant and an allergen to your skin. To avoid your skin from acting out, make it a point to wash all your new clothes and get the dyes out of the fabric.