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The Beauty Advisor

Maintaining The Skin

Posted by Edge


When your skin is sensitive, it can be difficult to figure out what to do. There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but first, what really is sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is the common condition of feeling easily irritated or uncomfortable when exposed to external stimuli such as heat, cold, moisture, sunlight, and chemicals. Sensitive skin types often notice irritation after coming into contact with strong-scented soaps or shampoos, certain fabrics, makeup, detergents, and a number of other common substances.

Because the causes of sensitivity are so varied, there isn’t a straightforward solution—but there are some steps you can take to help yourself to get started on the right track.

First, it is important to determine what is causing your skin sensitivity.

This can be tricky because there are many different causes of sensitivity—some of which may only last for a few hours or days, while others can last for months or even years at a time.

Once you've identified the cause of your sensitivity, try to avoid it as much as possible. If this isn't possible (for example, if you're allergic to dust mites), then try to limit your exposure as best as possible.


When you have sensitive skin, it doesn't mean that you cannot use skincare products.

In fact, there are many that are designed to treat sensitive skin. Here are some:

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Aloe Vera
Known for its healing properties and has been used for centuries as an ingredient in skincare products. The gel is extracted from the leaves of the plant and is known to soothe sunburns as well as treat acne and rosacea. It also helps reduce redness after shaving or waxing by making your skin feel cool and refreshed.

This restorative moisturizer features an elevated blend of botanicals and aloe vera for a comforted, calmed complexion. It is soothing and hydrating, diminishing hyperpigmentation, and providing antioxidant protection.
*How to use: Apply to skin after cleansing and toning. Layer over targeted treatment serum for extra benefits. Can be used twice daily.


This soothing milk cleanser for sensitive skin is formulated with a melange of aloe vera, black tea, and niacinamide to calm and balance your skin. Gentle, yet effective, cream smooth formula easily breaks down makeup and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture.
*How to use: Dampen your skin with warm water and massage a few pumps of Aloe Milk Cleanser onto your face and neck area and then rinse.


A synthesis of calming, soothing, and anti-inflammatory herbs, flowers, seaweeds, and vitamins blended into a biodynamic Aloe Vera gel of the highest quality available. This Organic Soothing Gel deeply comforts and soothes the skin. Provides long-lasting hydration while aiming to nurture skin that is prone to acne and inflammation. A perfect multipurpose antibacterial treatment that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
*How to use: Dispense 1 to 2 pumps and gently massage over the skin. Those in need of light hydration may use the Soothing Gel in place of a moisturizer.


Chamomile
Has been used since ancient times to treat inflammation and other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It's also a great ingredient to use if you want to calm down inflamed acne bumps.

Soothing and calming serum which is formulated to help sensitive skin develop a feeling of strength and comfort. Calming Camelina oil helps to envelop irritated and reactive skin types in soothing hydration. With tremendous skin-appeasing properties, gentle Chamomile pairs with Calendula to further soothe skin and reduce the appearance of redness.
*How to use: In the palm of your hand, supercharge your daily dose of creme by mixing in 2 to 3 drops of Ca+C, or apply alone for a more intensive solution.


Soothing face cream for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. Relieves inflammation and reduces redness to promote a clear, calm complexion. Featuring chamomile tea and aloe vera juice, the fast-absorbing moisturizer balances and soothes, like shea butter conditions, and softens for smooth skin and a long-lasting, comfortable feel. Its unique Bio-complex formula features coenzyme Q10, vitamins, antioxidants, and alpha-lipoic acid to restore a youthful, radiant appearance.
*How to use: Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area and leave it on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water. For extra hydration, apply a thicker layer in dry areas.


A soothing anti-inflammatory balm that nourishes compromised skin and strengthens the skin's natural defense system. Alleviate redness, calm, and restore skin with Blue Chamomile Oil. Helps repair capillary damage and bolster skin's barrier with moisture-boosting Panthenol, Butcher's Broom, and Calendula Extracts. Neutralize free radical damage with antioxidant Calendula, and Vitamin E. Ideal for sensitive or dry skin, during cold weather or following sunburn or intensive cosmetic procedures.
*How to use: Use AM or PM when needed: Apply 1 to 2 pumps to clean, dry skin.


Vitamin E
Contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause damage to your cells and DNA over time. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness on your face from sunburns or irritation caused by other products like makeup removers or cleansers which might be too harsh for your skin type.

A soft serum that soothes sensitive or reactive skin and improves the skin's resistance to external aggressions. Includes a unique combination of two forms of Vitamin E to immediately soothe skin.
*How to use: Apply to face and neck over a two-month period, morning and night.


This light emollient cream has gentle soothing ingredients, including Arnica and Oak Root Extracts, that enhance the natural soothing powers of essential oils. Natural antioxidants, including Wheat Amino Acids, and Vitamin E, help protect skin from environmental aggressors.
*How to use: Apply to face, neck, and decollete after cleansing and toning. Massage lightly.


A moisturizer that restores dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. A special cream that helps the skin to build up and maintain its optimal moisture content. The combination of precious oils and vitamins C and E soothes the skin and restores the balance of the natural skin functions.
*How to use: Apply morning and evening. Can be applied several times daily to calm, comfort, and protect the skin.


Green Tea
Contains antioxidants that can help slow signs of aging and soothe skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling.

A Cool blue soothing gel formulated to calm, soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. There are many factors that have an effect on the appearance and overall health of the skin. Stress, fatigue, and dehydration can cause the complexion to appear dull and lifeless. Green Tea Healing Masque is specifically formulated to rescue a dull complexion by delivering oxygen and nourishment to the skin. Following various skin treatments and procedures, the skin can sometimes become irritated and experience discomfort. This Green Tea Healing Masque is best to soothe and reduce irritation due to sunburn, body waxing, extractions, chemical peels, or laser treatments. It is very beneficial for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin.
*How to use: Apply a thin layer to the cleansed and toned skin, neck, and décolleté two to three times a week. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Leave for 10-15 minutes, and rinse off with water.


This creamy cleanser from emerginC is designed for all skin types and is especially beneficial for sensitive skin. The gentle formula washes away makeup and daily debris with Matricaria, rosa centifolia, and red, white, and green teas to nourish, hydrate and soothe.
*How to use: Apply on dry skin, gently massage in, then rinse thoroughly.

A replenishing serum designed for calming sensitive skin and post-treatment care. This serum contains nourishing plant stem cells, extracts, and Green Tea, which assist in cellular regeneration. It also reduces redness associated with acne, rosacea, and ablative treatments.
*How to use: After cleansing, apply serum using fingertips and gently massage it into the skin. Allow serum to penetrate and absorb.


Calendula
Calendula is one of the most popular herbs for sensitive skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps soothe irritation. is a plant that has been used for centuries to treat wounds, burns, and other skin conditions. It's also high in antioxidants, which help prevent free radical damage that can lead to premature aging.

A serum for sensitive skin that provides a natural protective barrier against environmental aggressors and restores the skin's epidermal defenses. The formula features Jurlique's Comfort Complex, which contains calendula extract to soothe skin sensitivity, marshmallow extract for intense hydration, chamomile extract to hydrate and calm, and Echinacea extract to rebalance oiliness. Skin is left deeply restored, hydrated, and comforted.
*How to use: Apply 1 to 2 pumps onto fingertips and press gently over face, neck, and decollete, morning and night.


This highly effective serum contains natural calming botanicals, soothing panthenol, and hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is designed to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin and reduce the appearance of blotches.
*How to use: Apply some drops of the serum twice daily onto the face and neck. Massage until fully absorbed.


A soothing blend of aloe, calendula, elderflower, rose and sea whip extracts to help calm the discomfort associated with Rosacea and sensitive skin.
*How to use: After cleansing, lightly apply to the face.


Here are other products that can help soothe and maintain sensitive skin:

Formulated for sensitive and intolerant skin, this serum minimizes sensitivity, soothes inflammation, and reduces redness and swelling.
*How to use: Use daily, morning and night.


An intensely moisturizing bi-phase emulsion for very sensitive skin that soothes the skin while providing intensive moisture. This serum helps to strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin and lets the skin react less sensitively.
*How to use: Apply mornings and/ or evenings, after facial cleansing and eye care to the face, neck, and décolleté and work into the skin.


An Omega-3 Serum that restores and soothes sensitive skin, also hydrates, nourishes and provides anti-aging benefits. The skin, like the rest of the human body, needs a balanced diet that provides it with essential nutrients. True “anti-gloomy” treatment for the skin, the Omega-3 Serum soothes and restores sensitive, irritated skin.
*How to use: Ideally, Omega-3 Lipid Replenishing Serum should be used as a cure for 4 to 8 weeks but it may also be used at any time, whenever needed. Morning and evening, after a thorough cleansing of the skin, apply a small quantity of Omega-3 Serum to the face and the neck. Massage gently with light effleurages.


This breakthrough formula soothes sensitive and problematic complexions. The preparation blends easily to cosmetically neutralize and reduce the appearance of blotchiness. Bisabolol helps to restore smoothness while cooling the skin.
*How to use: Apply to wet face, avoiding eye area. Gently massage with fingertips and rinse thoroughly with a soft, lukewarm, wet towel.


If your skin is sensitive due to a medical condition such as skin disorders or allergic skin reactions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, or allergic contact dermatitis then talk to your doctor about how best to treat it. They may prescribe medication or recommend certain lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference in how much discomfort you feel each day.


Conclusion


The important thing you need to remember is that sensitive skin doesn't have to be a source of pain, discomfort, or embarrassment. Just take the time to understand what your skin needs and avoid the triggers that cause problems. This could be anything from diet, lifestyle, stress levels, cosmetics, and various medical conditions. Remember that your skin will only get better with time, provided that you take care of it properly. So stay positive and you'll see significant improvements in no time at all.


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Source: Dr Dray | Dermatologist Answer Your Sensitive Skin Questions




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