Sunday, 23 February 2014

Important Skin Care Tips for Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin is not actually a skin type, it is a skin condition. Oily, normal and dry are skin types. When consulting a specialist, I got to know about this. My skin type is oily or combination and my skin condition is sensitive. My skin is actually allergenic to any kind of SPF, meaning if I wear any product with SPF and step out under direct sunlight, it will take only 2-3 hours to see my face completely covered with rashes and redness (how painful my life is!). Not only this, if I accidentally use expired products or even my skin care products get any contact with the direct sunlight, I get the rashes. I seriously do not know either I am vampire or Sun has special grudge against me!

Anyways, I learned how exactly to take care of my super sensitive skin the hard way! They say, you are the best doctor for you, as in you know better what suits you better than anybody else. Well, this is definitely true!

Symptoms of Sensitive Skin:

  • Getting rashes now and then is not normal, you might have problem either with a particular product or your skin is sensitive.
  • Burning sensation and stinging effect on skin using upon alcohol-based or certain chemical based products.
  • Sudden redness and itching on using expired or high-chemical products such as bleach.


How to protect Sensitive Skin:


  • There is nothing safer than using all natural treatments.
  • For cleansing, use gram flour mixed with cold-raw mild paste. This will help you get a clean and fairer looking skin.
  • For moisturizing, use a aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel with help your control acne and give you a clearer and fresh looking skin.
  • Apply oats mixed with water on your skin allergies or rashes. This is a quick fix for sensitive skin as this cools down the sensation and treats the skin naturally. (Works every time for me!)
  • Always do a patch test before buying any skin care or makeup product.
  • Keep an eye on the expiry dates of all of your makeup and skin care products, especially for the skin care products and foundations.
  • Do not scrub your face vigorously. Sometimes, scrubbing face too roughly will result in rashes and redness. Always use mild scrubs (with light and soft granules).
  • Apply sunblock before heading out. If you are not comfortable with sunblocks, use a light moisturizer and compact on top. This will create a shield for your skin.
  • Do not change your skin care products too often. Maintain a CTM routine with a good natural brand.
  • Use homemade face packs weekly.
  • Wash your makeup brushes weekly or at least twice a month. Untidy brushes tend to attract germs and bacteria.
  • Do not share your makeup brushes, compacts or even eye shadows; be it your mother or sister or your BFF. Sometimes, they might not get infected by germs while your skin is very vulnerable.
  • Do not touch or rub your face often, especially while staying long hours outside.
  • Keep a good hand sanitizer always in your handbag. Sanitize your hands before applying makeup.
  • Use a separate face towel for your personal use only. Use this towel after washing your face and doing CTM.
  • If you face rashes and redness or itching, apply fresh and cold cucumber juice frequently. Cucumber juice will help reduce the burning and itching sensation and cool down your face infection.
  • Use good quality, soft bristles brushes for your face.
  • Keep gentle wet wipes in your handbag. When exposed to Sun and pollution, after every 5 hours, wipe your skin off and apply sunblock or moisturizer followed by compact.
  • Get consulted by a skin specialist if you see any problem in your skin.
  • Sometimes, eating particular food can also cause problems for your sensitive skin. In that case, avoid too much junk food.
So, this is how I protect my sensitive skin. Though, it cannot be said that if you follow these tips, your skin will be safe. Because sensitive skin is very unpredictable and you never know what causes your skin troubles. These tips will definitely help you cope with the general problems that you face.
Take care of your skin and stay healthy. xoxo





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  2. These are excellent tips dear :) Aloevera gel suits my skin the most and prevents it from getting red

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  3. great write up! This will be very helpful for girls with sensitive skin :)

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  5. Awesome tips dear ! Sensitive skin should be handled with care ... a good uv protection is important for such skin type <3 <3

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  6. nice post Arshita .. i agree with the tips esp the make up brushes one m very particular abt it :)

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  7. wow lovely tips! thanks for sharing!

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