You may have heard the expression, “You have to be gentle with your skin.” Well, it turns out that’s not actually true. Some people just have sensitive skin—and that doesn’t mean they should be avoided or shamed for it. Instead, you can make peace with your skin’s sensitivity and learn how to care for it more efficiently so you can get the most out of life without constantly worrying about what might happen when you apply foundation or slather on SPF 30 in the morning.
Know your skin better and care for it accordingly
- Know your skin type.
- Know your skin concerns.
- Know what triggers you, and how you react to certain things (like certain foods).
- Understand the difference between sensitivity, irritation, and redness; then figure out which is which for yourself.
It’s important to understand these terms because they can be confusing if you don’t know them or have used them before! For example: if someone says their face feels irritated after washing it with soap and water then they may actually have sensitive skin since this type of challenge would usually leave no visible signs on their face—only small bumps or rashes that feel like little bee stings but itch like crazy when scratched vigorously enough (which means we’re not dealing with normal pain here). However, if someone says their face feels like it’s burning whenever they wash up after eating food containing gluten or dairy products then their reaction may actually be an allergic reaction caused by those two ingredients found in most meals today…so maybe try avoiding those foods altogether until after reading this blog post?
Make peace with your skin’s sensitivity
Accepting that you don’t have control over your skin’s sensitivity is the first step to understanding how it works. The next step is to understand the limits of the situation and accept that you cannot change it.
The third step is understanding what factors affect your skin’s sensitivity and accepting those limitations as well. Finally, once you have these three things down pat, you’re ready to start making peace with your sensitive skin!
Become an ingredient sleuth
You may have heard that “you are what you eat”. While this is true, it also means that your skin can reflect the foods and ingredients you eat. When you’re looking for ways to improve your skin, it’s important to become an ingredient sleuth and learn how to read labels so that you can make informed decisions about what goes into your body and onto your face. Look out for:
- The word “natural” or “organic” on the label – These words indicate that the product has been processed using methods similar to those used by nature (for example, using natural dyes rather than synthetic ones). They do not mean that there are no chemicals involved in production; they simply mean that more time was spent making sure everything was done right than other companies did when producing their products!
- If something sounds unfamiliar – For example, cane sugar instead of beetroot syrup or brown rice flour instead of wheat flour would be unusual but not necessarily cause any problems if ingested orally anyway (although maybe not good news if someone has allergies). However…if applied directly onto the skin surface over a prolonged period, then yes then could potentially cause irritation issues later down the road after long-term use, such as eczema flare-ups, etcetera so best avoid these types of ingredients altogether unless absolutely necessary otherwise, just stick with simple stuff like coconut oil instead which doesn’t need refrigeration either way works well too 🙂
Avoid harsh ingredients
- Avoid harsh ingredients. A few of the ingredients that you should avoid as a Sensitive Person are:
- Alcohol (traces)
- Parabens and phthalates (contain endocrine disruptors)
- Avoid harsh ingredients in your beauty products, especially if you’re going to be touching them all day long. If a product has a high percentage of natural ingredients, it’s not necessarily good for sensitive skin types because they’ll be able to absorb more chemicals from the product than those with synthetic or chemical-based compositions.
Keep a routine and stick to it
A lot of people are afraid to try new products because they don’t want to mess up their routine. But you can’t be afraid of trying something new if it’s good for your skin!
If you’re still not sure what products to use and how often to change them, or if you just want some tips on getting started with a routine (and why not?), read on!
Don’t let stress get the best of your skin
When you’re stressed, your skin can be a big trigger. Stress can cause inflammation and make you more prone to make poor choices when it comes to your skin—and this is something that needs to stop. If you don’t take care of your body, then there’s no way that anything else is going to work out well for you!
Having sensitive skin doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Having sensitive skin doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can mean that you’re more inclined to breakouts, redness and irritation than others, but there are many benefits of having sensitive skin.
For starters, the most obvious one is being allergic to certain products or substances. For example: if you’re allergic to sunblock lotion or perfume, then using those products on your face will cause you to break out in hives (a type of allergy). Another benefit of having sensitive skin is that it makes it easier for us as human beings because when we’re exposed to allergens, our bodies react differently than when we were not exposed beforehand; how? Well, our immune systems flag these allergens as foreign invaders from outside sources which leave us feeling uncomfortable since these things aren’t supposed to exist inside our bodies!
As we’ve seen, sensitive skin isn’t a bad thing. Instead, it can be an opportunity to learn more about your skin and take steps toward improving its health. By making some small changes that don’t require a major investment of time or money—like switching up your routine regularly—you can keep your sensitive skin at bay.