Sensitive skin, rather than being a medical condition, is a skin type that is easily irritated, whether it be because of certain foods that you eat or products that you use. This means that, if you have sensitive skin, you need to take extra care of it, which can often be quite a difficult task. OROGOLD reviews the best ways to care for sensitive skin.
Avoid Aggravating Fragrances
Many people do not realize that when it comes to cosmetics and skin care products, fragrances are the number one allergen that is found in them, with citrus, mint and floral scent being the most irritating to sensitive skin. Always choose fragrance-free skin products, as well as household cleaning products, and make sure that the label states that they are hypoallergenic and formaldehyde-free. If you can’t bear to say goodbye to your favorite perfume, a good trick is to lay your clothes out and lightly spritz them with the scent. Let them dry for a few minutes before putting them on, as this reduces the direct contact that the fragrance has with your skin.
Spice Up Your Diet
The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ applies to the way that your skin looks and feels as well. Certain foods that are high in anti-inflammatory properties will help to calm sensitive skin, and these should be included in your diet whenever possible. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper are the best ones, and will also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Don’t Use Too Many Products
When you are working hard to reduce your skin’s sensitivity, it can be tempting to overload it with products that all claim to work miracles. However, the way in which your skin functions can be put off balance when too many products come into contact with it at the same time. OROGOLD recommends that those with sensitive skin use no more than three products per application. Using more than three will not only likely cause the ingredients within each product to interact with each other and cause irritation, but it will also suffocate your skin and won’t be absorbed properly.
Don’t Over-Wash and Over-Exfoliate
Washing your face too frequently strips away layers of your skin, even more so if you are using hot water. Instead, wash your face just twice a day, using just your fingers rather than an abrasive cloth, as this is enough to remove any impurities that have been building up. When it comes to exfoliation, only do this every one to two weeks, and avoid any harsh exfoliants, such as shells and crystals. An exfoliator that you have concocted at home, such as one made up of olive oil, sugar and lemon juice, is usually best, as this way you know exactly what it contains.
In addition to the above, OROGOLD also recommends that you drink as much water as possible, since staying hydrated from the inside is key to keeping your skin moist and fresh. With a well-thought out skin care routine, sensitive skin can be easy to take care of and does not need to get in the way of your everyday life.