Skincare for sensitive skin – because some skincare might be bad for you

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Sensitive skin can often be caused by an allergic reaction to something, and the last thing you want to do is apply a cream or lotion with an ingredient you are allergic to.

If you’ve already tried something and found you’ve had a reaction to it, check the ingredients, and compare it to other products on the market. With a little trial and error, you should be able to identify the rogue ingredient. If a product claims to be hypoallergenic, it is designed to be suitable for sensitive skin – but everyone is different, so don’t forget to test a new product on a small area first before covering yourself in it!

That said, most people find they can use products with aloe vera, coconut oil and camomile, which are great for softening the skin. Daily use of a moisturizer will certainly help, as will limiting your exposure to the sun.

Always be careful when applying a product, and when washing and drying yourself. Be gentle, and don’t scrub away – this can make your situation worse by irritating your skin.

One further thing to consider is that your sensitive skin may not actually be caused by external factors – it may be the food you are putting inside yourself that is causing an issue. Allergic reactions to things such as wheat may not make you violently ill, but could show up as red patches here and there on your body. If you can’t find a product that works, it might be time to change your diet. And do forget to drink lots of water, as this will do wonders for your skin.