There are some who have experienced sensitive skin for their entire lives, and for others, it sneaks up. Signs of sensitivity include redness, itchiness, burning, and irritation, which can appear all over or be localized to a particular area. Unwanted redness can be the result of allergies (contact dermatitis), or skin conditions, like rosacea and acne. If sensitive skin is an issue for you, it’s important to avoid irritants in your skin care and makeup. Common irritants include parabens, sulfates, alcohol, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, and artificial fragrances. Seek out skin-soothers and redness-reducers in your skincare, which include essential oils rich in chamazulene (German Chamomile, Blue Tansy, Blue Cypress, Blue Yarrow), aloe, oatmeal, honey, calendula, and cucumber. And remember that environmental factors, such as hot water, wind, sun, and extreme cold play a factor as well. Our triggers are unique so simply being cognizant of them will go a long way to minimizing flare-ups.
Redness does not have to rule your life. Remain patient and consistent. More importantly, experiment with your skin care ritual until you find products that you love and that love your skin back!
Seed to Serum’s Top Picks:
(1) Mahalo The Rare Indigo
(2) LILFOX Aphrodite Rose Toning Mist
(3) Laurel Healing Face & Body Balm
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