Common Skin Care Mistakes To Avoid For Sensitive Skin
We always dream of healthy plumped-up skin. Sure, you are taking care of your skin, but are you doing it right? No matter how much you think you know, there could be a few bad practices that are preventing you from putting your best face (and body) forward.
Using too many skin care products or following an improper routine is surely a no-no for people with sensitive skin. Your skin erupts in redness, stinging, burning, or itching if you merely glance at your face wrong in the mirror. At least that is how daily life can feel when you have sensitive, inflammed skin.
According to many skin care specialists, "sensitive" is a vague term. This characteristic is more common among people with various types of skin irritations. Genetics play a role in your risk for sensitive skin, too. People with fair skin or red hair are often more likely to have skin that becomes irritated easily, suggests dermatologists. In people with sensitive skin, skin cells cannot hold on to enough moisture. When losing more moisture, the skin can quickly dry out and be more reactive to most cosmetic products.
Other important factors that may trigger sensitive skin conditions include heat, sun exposure, spicy foods, and yes, skin-care products with harmful chemicals or toxins. That is why it is always recommended to use mild products made from naturally-derived ingredients.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid, specifically when you have sensitive skin:
You Are Cleansing Too Often:
People often think that the more they wash their face, the less they will get acne, but most of the time, that is not the case. When you are constantly cleansing, the harsh ingredients from the face wash can strip the top layer of oil on the skin and trigger the release of more oil, which can cause clogged pores, whiteheads, and even blackheads.
For balanced skin, skin care experts recommend cleansing no more than twice a day, then following with a moisturizer. Always make sure that your cleanser is gentle and made from effective natural ingredients.
We suggest you to try Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Hydrating Face Wash. It has soothing ingredients that are ideal for sensitive and inflammed skin. Despite its powerful cleansing action, it is gentle on the skin. Its rich, creamy lather washes away all traces of impurities and helps clear the skin so that your skin feels fresh and is revitalized. Packed with skin-hydrating and nourishing botanical ingredients, it instantly helps eliminate skin dullness and brings out the natural beauty of your skin. This hydrating face wash replenishes the skin's hydration so that your skin does not feel dry, stretched, or scratchy and remains supple after cleaning. The moisture mantle also helps to minimize everyday skin damages due to exposure to environmental pollutants.
You Are Not Washing Your Face Before Bed:
When you are really tired after a long hectic day, it is tempting to skip washing your face when all you want to do is fall into bed. But, it is not a good idea for your skin (especially if you wear makeup). According to dermatologists, it is one of the worst mistakes you can make for your complexion (more importantly, when you have sensitive skin).
It is an equally bad situation when you use makeup remover wipes as a face wash every day. You can use these in a pinch, but not as your regular washing regimen.
A nutrient-rich and mild face wash is the Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Wash from Oriental Botanics. This face wash eliminates all traces of grime and grease and refreshes the skin. Packed with the goodness of pure Australian tea tree oil, it is created for everyday skin freshness. It is highly effective in removing the deep-seated dirt and product residues and enhancing the skin's clarity. The mild exfoliating agent in the face wash gently sloughs off the dead skin and helps bring out the natural radiance of your skin. This is the ideal face wash for troubled skin. The bioactive constituents of the face wash work synergistically to help soothe irritated and inflammed skin. The antioxidant activities of the botanical ingredients help to minimize the harmful effect of pollution and dust on your skin.
You Are Exfoliating With Harsh Products:
It is easy to go crazy with exfoliating scrubs, especially when your skin is feeling off or dry. But it could be doing more harm than good. According to skin care experts, over-exfoliating the skin can cause tiny tears and impair the skin's normal skin barrier.
Exfoliation is still necessary but in moderation. Also, instead of a harsh scrub, you can try a product with a mild exfoliant, especially when it comes to sensitive skin. Chemical exfoliators like AHA/BHA are also preferred by many. But these are often overused in younger patients who do not need them. It is strongly recommended only to use them a few times a week if you have dry, flaky skin or over 40. Instead, just incorporate mild face scrubs in your daily skin care routine.
You can try Oriental Botanics Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Scrub. This face scrub is created to rejuvenate your naturally glowing skin and take care of sensitive skin. It increases the skin's clarity and radiance and refreshes the skin. Mild abrasive agents and gentle exfoliants are blended in the face scrub to expose the younger layer of skin hidden behind the dead skin cells and helps to reduce skin dullness. It helps in loosening the blackheads and whiteheads and unclogging the skin pores. It helps to fade the dark spots, and its skin-lightening effect assists in reducing the appearance of the hyperpigmented spots. The skin-conditioning agents infused in the scrub leaves the skin moisturized and supple.
You Are Skipping Your Daily Sunscreen:
You really need sunscreen every day! Yes, even when it is cloudy, raining, or snowing and especially for skin that is sensitive. Sun exposure causes sunspots, skin damage and can lead to skin cancer because of the harmful UVA/UVB rays. You do not have to be at the beach to get too much exposure. According to skin care experts, using a daily moisturizer with sunscreen is best, and make sure it's at least SPF 30.
Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Sunscreen SPF 50 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen made with natural ingredients that are gentle on sensitive skin. The sunscreen agents work synergistically with plant actives to provide the highest level of protection from solar radiation. With SPF 50, it forms a protective and nutrient-rich layer on your skin, capable of blocking 98% of UVB rays responsible for sunburn, tanning, and patchy uneven complexion. With PA+++, it is highly effectual in shielding the skin from UVA rays that penetrate deep into the skin and trigger premature aging of the skin. Applying the sunscreen on the face, arms, legs, and other exposed areas of the body help in averting the cumulative effect of sun exposure and minimizing photoaging signs.
You Are Tugging At Under Eye Area:
Nothing against laugh lines, but rubbing and pulling at the thin, delicate skin around your eyes could make them pop up and become more visible before their time.
You should take off eye makeup without vigorous rubbing by gently whisking it away. Use a light touch when putting on your eye cream, too: Just pat it along your contours with your ring finger, which applies less pressure than your other digits. Always keep tap-tap-tapping until the cream sinks into your skin.
A powerful and effective product to use in your daily routine is the Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Eye Radiance Under Eye Roller. It is packed with the goodness of the most effective hydration-boosting and skin-firming natural ingredients that help provide complete under-eye skin care. It soothes, cools, calms, and rejuvenates the skin around the eyes. It delivers the delicate skin the vitamins and minerals essential for preserving its natural firmness and undertone. The roller applicator gently massages the area, evenly distributes the gel, and eases its absorption, thereby maximizing the benefits of this amazing under-eye gel. The protective transparent film formed by the gel on your skin protects the sensitive skin from the environmental stressors and diminishes the delicate skin's premature wrinkling around your eyes.
You Are Choosing The Wrong Types Of Products For Your Skin
While it's tempting to play around with the gazillion over-the-counter products, your best bet is to stick with items that are designed to give your skin type what it needs. If you have dry skin, opt for a regimen that delivers extra moisture. If you're prone to breakouts, scan your product labels for ingredients that prevent acne (such as salicylic acid.)
The ideal product texture varies based on skin type, too. For example, oily skin type can handle a foaming face wash, while gentle, creamy cleansers are best if your skin is sensitive.
For sensitive types, it is also about what is not in your products. Pamper your skin with cleansers and moisturizers that are free of fragrance and harsh irritants. They are very soothing and relaxing.
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