Lotions for sensitive skin
skin needs special care and attention as it can easily have a bad reaction to
harsh skin products. It also reacts adversely to certain skin procedures and
exposure to harsh weather conditions such as extreme wind and cold as well as
exposure to strong sun rays.
seems like sensitive skin may be hard to care for, it is actually pretty easy
as long as we take the time to understand this skin type and the right products
to use for it. It’s best to avoid using products that have added chemicals and
fragrances on any product for sensitive skin care. It’s better to go for
natural skincare products as they will be gentle on sensitive skin; some good
ingredients to look out for include chamomile and aloe vera among others.
Any lotions for sensitive skin should be
tested first on a small part of the skin before being used on the whole body.
This is to first make sure that the skin will not react adversely before using
it on the whole body. If we do not do this we risk irritating our sensitive
skin and it may react badly giving way to problem skin.
Any lotion for sensitive skin should
ideally be light and non greasy as well as hypoallergenic and made using the
best gentle ingredients preferably natural ones. When it comes to cleaners some
harmful ingredients to look out for in any cleansing lotion for sensitive skin care that are capable of irritating skin
include, ammonium lauryl sulfate which is a harsh cleaning agent that can be very drying and
irritating to sensitive skin.
comes to the dyes and artificial colorants to avoid, look out for any among the
listed ingredients on the packaging that have the words FD&C. As sensitive
skin gets easily irritated by harsh skin care regimens avoid using abrasive
exfoliating skin face lotions on sensitive skin. Also avoid rough exfoliates
such as those with rough ingredients such as apricot kernels.
lipoic acids may be considered great additions in certain products especially
in anti aging skin care products but in lotions for sensitive skin it should be
avoided as it can easily burn and irritate sensitive skin. For this reason you
should avoid such irritating ingredients from any lotion you use for sensitive
It is also
advisable that sensitive skin lotions on the face are gentle and moisturizing.
On the other hand they can’t be too heavy and should be easily absorbed into
the skin. In the same vein consider using cleansers that avoid drying the skin
rather than using cleansers that are harsh and strip the skin off moisture
since sensitive skin when dry only gets inflamed and red.
is greatly important in taking care of sensitive skin since this type of skin
burns easily. When selecting a sun protection lotion for sensitive skin, its best to go for one with an SPF 15
and above. Choose one that is gel based since it is absorbed faster by the
skin. Don’t think that you can get away with applying this lotion once a day
especially when you go out for swimming or spend a long time in the sun. Make
sure that in this case you reapply the sun screen after every two hours to
sufficiently protect your skin.
that you keep the amount of products that you use on sensitive skin at a
minimum. This means investing in products that can serve more than one purpose.
A good example is combined cleansing and toning lotions for the face as well as
moisturizing lotions for sensitive skin that are combined with sun screen.
good to choose one reputable skin care company from which you can get all you
skin care products from. This is because they are less likely to clash and end
up irritating your skin. If possible get a whole range of products specifically
made for sensitive skin as they are manufactured in such a way that the
ingredients work harmoniously and effectively together for great results.
surprise you that people with sensitive skin can also react from eating certain
kind of food such as hot and spicy foods as well as extremely hot foods and
beverages. The reason for this is that they can cause extreme flashing of the
skin leading to skin irritation. Although it may seem complicated all it takes
is a clear understanding of the type of skin that you have and getting the
right products and it will be easy to handle sensitive skin.