My skin is super sensitive! I’ve tried a bunch of skincare
products and they all cause redness and breakouts. Do you have any suggestions?
Try a gentle cleanser
There are some cleansers with all-natural formulations that
might work better for your skin. You can also try a cleanser like Cetaphil, which doesn’t contain any soap.
Always test new products
When you’re dealing with super-sensitive skin, you should
always test your products on a not-so-visible patch of skin before you let ‘em
loose on your face. I recommend testing them on your inner wrist and waiting 24
hours before using them elsewhere.
Things that you might not be paying attention to could be
inflaming your skin. It’s time to go through your lotions and other beauty
products and tossing anything that’s got dye in it as well as fragrances. Take
a look at the ingredients label on the bottle. If it’s got a laundry list of
chemical ingredients you can’t pronounce, chances are one (or all) of them are
messing with your complexion.
Stop using makeup…for now
Covering up redness with makeup can fuel the fire. Your
cosmetics could be upping your skin’s irritation. Toss ‘em aside for now and
see if you can notice a difference in a few weeks. When you go back to wearing
makeup, I recommend trying a mineral-based brand. Start small—maybe just
powder, bronzer or a little blush—and see what works best for you.
Visit a dermatologist
When all else fails, visiting a doc might be your best bet.
A dermatologist is a skin expert. She’ll be able to tell you which products to
use and how best to care for your skin and treat irritation and breakouts.
Good luck, girlie!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/2/2011 11:37:00 AM
POSTED IN skin problems, advice, , make-up