Only those with sensitive skin will truly know how cumbersome it can be to deal with this skin type. Sensitivity is usually a result of a compromised or weak skin barrier, which results in aggressors affecting your skin a little more. Therefore, an easy solution to deal with this issue is to work on strengthening your skin’s barrier function to make it more resilient and less sensitive.

Even though this sounds rather difficult and impossible to achieve, it really isn’t. Simply follow the skincare tips mentioned below to make your skin less sensitive and healthy.

 

01. Protect yourself from the sun

01. Protect yourself from the sun

Sun exposure can cause serious damage to your skin, leading to premature ageing, pigmentation and dryness. Avoid stepping out in the sun between 12 to 4 pm and always wear sunscreen during the day. Apart from this, ensure that you wear covered clothes, a hat and sunglasses to prevent the UVA and UVB rays from damaging your skin further.

BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen

 

02. Stay hydrated

02. Stay hydrated

Dry skin is very easily irritated, develops rashes and feels ultra-sensitive. Therefore, it is important to keep your skin hydrated by not just applying creams and moisturisers, but also drinking enough water and eating the right the kind of food. When you eat right and drink enough water, your skin receives the nutrients a lot better, and this works to make it stronger and healthier.

 

03. Avoid harsh chemicals

03. Avoid harsh chemicals

If you have sensitive skin, then you must really read the ingredients of your cosmetics and skincare products before purchasing them. Avoid products that have artificial fragrances or harsh chemicals such as parabens, SLS and silicones. Always speak to an expert before indulging in DIY skincare, as a lot of natural ingredients also have the potential to irritate sensitive skin.

BB picks: Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate

 

04. Avoid applying makeup on bare skin

04. Avoid applying makeup on bare skin

Several makeup products contain ingredients that can irritate skin sensitive. Therefore, to avoid this issue, never apply makeup on bare skin. Always go in with a moisturiser first, followed by a primer and then apply makeup. The primer creates a barrier between your skin and the makeup and also traps moisture in your skin to keep it from drying out.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer