If you are in doubt about whether you have sensitive skin or not, there are a variety of symptoms that may help you to determine this:
– Your skin responds quickly when exposed to heat or cold; sensitive skin will sting easily, if out in the sun or wind
– Your skin is irritated when using laundry detergents, applying makeup or drinking alcohol, causing your skin to become red and spotty, and exposing your surface veins.
There is, however, some good news for people with sensitive skin. If you have this problem, you don’t have to avoid using make-up or skincare items. However, it is common sense to choose natural and oil-free makeups, as well as natural skin care products. This will eventually reduce your sensitivity and will encourage healthy, radiant skin.
Prior to applying any sort of makeup on your face or skin, you need to make sure to cleanse and prepare it. Having a daily skincare regime can be beneficial to your skin, and using superior skincare products with natural ingredients will help greatly. This is very important in regulating sensitive skin. These are a few simple steps that anyone with sensitive skin is recommended to follow as a daily routine:
– Apply a hydrating mask specifically designed for sensitive skin, 2-3 times a week. Using a mask that is cream based is most common.
– To soothe and re-hydrate sensitive skin, wash your face with a pH cleanser, but not more than two times a day.
– Pick out a toner that is designed for sensitive or dry skin. This will mildly relax, hydrate and prepare your sensitive skin before you moisturize.
– Choose a moisturizer that is specially tailored for dry or sensitive skin types. Products that contain Almond, Olive and Jojoba oil extracts paired with Sandalwood or Rose oils that rejuvenate and soothe the skin, are highly recommended for this skin type.
– Make a natural skin care routine that you practice daily.
– Practice a diet that is high in vegetables, nuts and grains, and is extremely low in any kind of saturated, high fat food. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin A, like: Beef, cheese, cod liver oil, chicken liver.
Vitamin B complex, including foods like: Whole grains, wheat, nuts, leafy green vegetables, liver, beef, and brewer’s yeast.
Vitamin D – Beef, fish, milk, butter, and seeds with sprouts aid in your body’s natural production of vitamin D.
Vitamin E can be found in: Carrots, avocados and cheeses (particularly Parmesan and cheddar cheese); meats, fish, poultry, legumes, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, watercress, sweet corn, egg yolk, leafy green vegetables, oatmeal, wheat germ, tomatoes, parsnips, olives, seeds, red peppers, oils and nuts, margarine, soy and soya beans.
– Cook with Sunflower, safflower, and sesame oils whenever possible, as this is extremely beneficial for your skin.
– Always drink lots of water throughout the day to maintain your skin’s hydration levels.