|This beauty knows how to keep her complexion flourishing.|
You never know when a reaction can occur. At any time, you could experience a problem whether from trying a new product or even while using the same one that was trouble free for the longest time, it can happen. Of course, you can’t control skin sensitivity, but you can at least know what to look for that can create an issue for your skin type.
If your skin has a tendency to react on a fairly regular basis instead of occasionally like mine, then you should avoid anti-aging products with too high amounts of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). Despite having a natural origin since they are derived from foods, they still can burn if the concentration is too high. You might be better off with a combined formula skin care product that also has beta hydroxy acids for balancing out the concentration. Nonetheless, you still need to be careful of what your skin can take.
A good rule to remember is if you apply an acid-formulated skin care product and your complexion continues to feel something happening on the surface after a few seconds, then wash it off. The formula is just too strong for your face. Four seconds is the maximum that product should be tingling your skin–no longer!
Exfoliation is important for all skin types. However, sensitive skin needs to avoid abrasive forms of ingredients that can dig into your complexion like sharp edges of ones that might contain apricot seeds or nut shells. What you need is a circular bead in a product like jojoba beads. You can also concoct your own scrubs from kitchen ingredients that can help get you glowing from granules with a delicate texture like baking soda, oatmeal, brown sugar, etc. Do check out a few of my favorite DIY scrubs like my reviving milk scrub or lemon exfoliating scrub. You’ll find more DIY homemade skin care recipes to address sensitive skin in my sidebar when you click the homemade skin care recipes label.
Fragrance is another ingredient that may smell wonderful in the botttle, but you don’t need it to have beautiful skin. Look for fragrance-free labeled skin care products if you want to be on the safe side.
Just because you see unscented on the product does not mean that it is free of fragrance. On the contrary, it just refers to the fact that another fragrance was added to mask the product’s original chemical smell.
Something else that you should try to steer clear of when considering new skin care products are some preservatives like Quaternium-15, Bronopol and butylated hydroxanisole (BHA). These aren’t nearly as popular as they once were since companies switched to parabens. Still, some people might experience redness and do better with preservative-free products.
Summer weather also can play a part in making skin sensitive. After all, you sweat and together with ingredients of whatever skin care that you’re using or even makeup can trigger a skin response. So keep this in mind as well.
Take care and hopefully what I shared here can help keep your complexion as beautiful as possible!