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How to Take Care of Your Sensitive Skin-Some Effective Tips

Updated on August 14, 2013

Sensitive skin needs much more care than required by a normal skin. It has a low tolerance level and a number of products might react to it quickly. Apart from this, it is also more prone to suffer from acne and blackheads too.

If you have such a kind of skin, it is very much essential for you to know and follow effective skin care tips. You have sensitive skin if you suffer from the following:

  • Itching on Face or Body
  • Irritation
  • Redness on Cheeks
  • Blotchiness
  • Rashes or Dryness
  • Prone to Frequent Breakouts
  • Most prone to Acne/Pimples

Best Tips to Take Care of Your Sensitive Skin
Best Tips to Take Care of Your Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin just does not mean that you have to always choose the right kind of products or prevent harsh chemicals rather it also mean taking the best care of your skin.

An overall approach is a must. At times, a product which is very well used by most of the people may affect or harm those with skin which breakouts easily. In such a case it becomes very much important to know and use those products which will suit your skin and does not cause acne, pimples or reaction or any other kind of allergies.

Include only a few products in your daily care routine

It is important not to have too many products as part of your daily skin care regime. The less the better. Most of the time we feel tempted to buy almost every new product we see in the market, but you have to be careful while buying the same. It is better to buy only natural or organic products so as to prevent skin irritation.

Never exfoliate too hard: Sometimes we exfoliate our skin with hard hands or we are not gentle at the time of exfoliation. The result is the skin loses its essential oils and it tends to go rough and flaky too. So, exfoliate only once a week and that too with soft hands and massage gently.

Don’t wash your face too often. We often feel that since we have sensitive skin so we should keep on washing our after every one or two hours but you need to know that doing this you dehydrate your skin and it becomes more prone to acne. It is sufficient to wash your face just three times a day and then follow it up with gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

It is essential that your skin care regime should change with the season. So what works the best for your skin in summers may not do so in winters. Just have a look at the weather and work accordingly.

Best Ways to Treat Delicate Skin
Best Ways to Treat Delicate Skin

How to Deal With Frequent Breakout Skin

Many a times people with sensitive skin suffer from skin irritation or redness. There are ways to deal with this problem.

Natural methods: It is recommended to make use of natural skin care products or home remedies as these are less likely to harm your skin and it is also chemical free.

Your diet- what you eat and drink too matters a lot in taking care of the sensitive skin. A healthy diet is a must. If any food is triggering reaction it needs to be avoided. Stay away from hot and spicy foods which are one of the prime factors responsible for acne and pimples.

Water should not be neglected at any cost because it helps to flush away the unwanted toxins from the body.

Those with sensitive skin, it is best to apply more of herbal remedies which are not harsh on the skin. Mostly these herbal products contain natural ingredients which are less likely to have any negative effect on the skin.

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Step By Step Skin Care Routine for Those With Irritable Skin

Cleaning Your Skin

People with delicate skin should avoid using bar soaps which can make your skin not just dry but may lead to irritation also. If you have oily skin and get blackheads you need to deep cleanse your skin. Just apply organic yoghurt and leave it on your face for around 5 minutes. It makes your skin clean and smooth and does not cause irritation too.

Make sure your reading the labels given on facial cleansers to check if they are meant for sensitive skin or not. Go for hypoallergenic facial cleansers which are gentle on the skin and leaves your skin moisturised too.

Lemon Toner is Simply the Best Toner for Sensitive Skin
Lemon Toner is Simply the Best Toner for Sensitive Skin | Source

Using Toner On Your Skin

Skin care specialists also recommend using a toner on your superdelicate skin once you have cleansed your skin thoroughly. You can even use rose water which has astringent properties and works well as a facial toner.

Cider Vinegar Toner: It is one of the simplest skin toner and is harmless too. The cider vinegar toner works well from normal to oily skin. Just mix 3 parts of pure water with one part of natural vinegar and splash on the face.

Aloe vera Toner: Just mix aloe vera with water and blend it well. It is very much soothing for the skin and is natural too. Apply on the skin for 10-15 minutes and wash with water to get a clear skin.

Lemon Toner: Just squeeze lemon juice into a few ounce of water and with cotton pad apply thoroughly on your face and neck. Lemon is an excellent natural astringent and also helps to lighten away the dark skin spots.

Moisturising Your Skin

You should always keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised too. There are various natural moisturisers available which you can make use of for your sensitive skin.

Shea butter: this is one of the best moisturisers available to be used, it is very soft and makes your skin smooth. It is non greasy and thereby leaves your skin moisturised without any oily effect.

Avocado Oil: it might be a bit greasy to use but it is natural and thereby effective on your sensitive skin. Apply it at nighttime and when you wake up in the morning you will see a moisturised skin.

Sugar Scrub Works Wonders for Sensitive Skin
Sugar Scrub Works Wonders for Sensitive Skin | Source

Exfoliating Your Skin

You need to exfoliate your irritableskin at least once a week in order to get rid of dead skin layers. This not just cleanses your face but also gives a fresh look too. You can effectively make use of various natural exfoliators which are available.

Yoghurt: it is rich in lactic acid which is known to exfoliate your skin gently. Simply apply it on your face and keep it for 15 minutes and wash.

Ground oatmeal: Grind a few oats in the blender and mix a little bit of water to it. Gently rub your face and then wash your face. You can even mix a little bit of milk to it to get better results.

Ground almonds: Simply soak a few almonds at night and in the morning grind them into a fine paste. Mix with milk and apply on your face with gentle hands. It will remove dead skin layers and make your skin soft.

Sugar scrub: this is the easiest to use scrub. Just mix sugar with any of your creams or essential oils. Massage it with soft hands on your face, neck and rest of the body.

Products Most Recommended for You

Phisoderm Cream Cleanser For Sensitive Skin: this is alcohol free and dermatologically tested. It helps to remove dirt and works well on sensitive skin. It contains Vitamin E which nourishes your skin.

Olay Moisturizing Lotion, Sensitive Skin: its gentle formula works well for sensitive skin. It is non greasy and oil free. It helps to give you a radiant and bright skin. It contains aloevera and chamomile.

Eucerin Sensitive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser Bath And Shower Gels: it gently hydrates your skin without causing any skin irritation. It gives a moisturising rich lather which leaves your skin supple and soft.

Things to Note

For your delicate skin you should avoid those products which have artificial fragrances, parabens, alcohol, as these are most likely to harm your skin.

Always Remember:

If you have sensitive skin then before applying or using any of the skin care products it is always recommended that you should use go for a skin test either inside of your arm or wrist to see whether the product causes any reaction or not.

© 2013 Shadaan Alam


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    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      So nice of you Rushi, its always a delight to read your comments, i am glad that my posts are of help to you, keep in touch, take care

    • passionate77 profile image


      5 years ago

      again i am reading this article shadan as i bookmarked then caz i have sensitive skin dear and always find your articles so helpful, thanks for putting all the efforts you do to share such great information in a detailed and comprehensive way. great work shadan, wish you success always dear!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Rushi for your reponse, yeah even i have sensitive skin and hence when i was on the lookout for natural remedies these things helped me out. Thanks again for bookmarking

    • passionate77 profile image


      5 years ago

      wonderful, so effective and helpful ideas shadan and the best thing is that mostly based on natural elements and chemical free that does harm sensitive skin a lot, very nice sharing i just bookmarked it. thanks and blessings!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks so much Rajan

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful tips. Voted up.


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