• Check labels

Fragrances and paraben preservatives are usually the cause of negative reactions from your skin. It is also recommended that you select products with ten or less ingredients- the less complex the formula is, the higher the chance the product will be suitable for sensitive skin.

  • Try first

Sensitivity of skin varies from person to person, so always try products on an isolated area of skin- like behind your ear. If no negative reaction occurs- irritation, agitation, etc- the product is safe to purchase.

  • Hypoallergenic (strikethrough)

Although claimed to be helpful and friendly, one’s skin’s sensitivity does vary with each person, so be wary of these products and follow the previous step!

  • Moisturize

This step is key in keeping your skin out of harm’s way. Moisturizer helps retain the moisture in your skin and provides a formidable barrier against your environment or surroundings.

  • Twice a day, keeps the harm away

Likewise, washing your face twice a day is essential to taking care of sensitive skin. It dislodges dirt and reduces risk of any inflammations. Facial cleansers that are manufactured for sensitive skin are ideal.

  • Less is more

Intricate skincare routines can jolt and agitate sensitive skin, so be sure to keep yours basic. Here are the three things you’ll need: 

  • gentle cleanser
  • sunscreen
  • moisturizer
  • Cosmetic recommendations

Things to embrace:

  1. mineral powder

which are free from preservatives and artificial dyes

2. silicone-based foundation

reduces possibility of inflammation

Things to avoid:

  1. waterproof mascara

will require harsh cleansers to remove

2. liquid eyeliner

may contain latex and undermine skin

3. old cosmetics

may get contaminated over time

4. alcohol toners

  • Whether weather

We’ve all heard horror stories of the sun being damaging and it’s no lie- sun rays can be especially damaging to sensitive skin. So don on a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen as long as you go outdoors.

Also, be conscious of the ingredients present. These are ones to be heeded.

  • zinc oxide
  • titanium dioxide

While these are to be shunned

  • oxybenzone
  • octylcrylene
  • octinoxate
  • Clean brushes regularly

Makeup brushes pick dirt and oils up easily, so it is crucial they are cleaned to reduce the possibility of them depositing said substances and harming your skin.

  • Diet

From simple lifestyle changes like drinking more water to eating healthy, these can greatly improve the condition of your skin. Water hydrates your skin and enables it to remain moisturized, while a healthy eating habit contributes to flushing toxins out of your system.

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