Sensitive Skin Care
Those with sensitive skin must choose their skin care products very cautiously.
Sensitive skin is delicate, dry and prone to allergic reactions. Sensitive skin is much more prone to skin irritations caused by harsh soaps and cosmetics that contain alcohol or synthetic fragrances then other skin types.
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Sensitive skin on the face will appear thin and dry, and the veins will often be visible. Sensitive skin is the most unpredictable during extreme temperature changes. During the harsh cold and the extreme heat, the face will often turn red and blotchy, dry, flaky and itchy.
Those with sensitive skin should apply a daily moisturizer with hypoallergenic sunscreen every day in order to protect their skin from harsh sun rays. Light moisturizers that contain no chemical or synthetic ingredients can calm the skin and help keep it hydrated. The most effective herbal extracts for sensitive skin include chamomile, lavender, rose, sandalwood and green tea.
Keep fragrance-free makeup as simple as possible to prevent irritations and clogged pores. Also avoid using an exfoliating scrub to cleanse the face more than once a week. And remember, before you purchase any makeup or perfume, test a little of it on the inside of your elbow or wrist to see if there's a reaction within 24 hours. If no reaction occurs, return to the store and purchase the product.