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How do you deal with sensitive skin?

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asked Feb 4, 2016 in Miscellaneous by anonymous
edited Feb 4, 2016 by JLettermanMB
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A sensitive skin is a very dry skin that is prone to skin reactions such as skin erosion, skin bumps, and pustules. Such a skin will have a tendency toward skin flushing and blushing. A very dry skin will not be able to protect the nerve endings which can lead to sensitive reactions on the skin. Some other causes of a sensitive skin condition include allergic reactions like eczema, contact dermatitis, and rosacea. Here are some of the most effective ways to deal with sensitive skin.

Start your day with a glass of lemon water. Vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemon can combat the damage done by free radicals. Lemon water also helps purge toxins from your blood. This will help the skin to glow and become free of acne, wrinkles, and blemishes. Sunscreen is important to protect your sensitive skin from the harmful effects of UV rays in the sun. Make sure you use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above which helps block up to 97% of UV rays. Extra-virgin coconut oil is an effective moisturizer for sensitive skin. It has a lot of fatty acids that will help moisturize your skin and prevent dryness. Apply coconut oil on your skin before going to bed. Wash it off in the morning.  


answered Feb 4, 2016 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)
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In the world of skin care, being “sensitive” means that your skin can be easily damaged, and has a definite set of characteristics that require special care.[1]


Sensitive skin is easily “bothered” by things. Sun exposure, wind, heat and cold, chemicals in products, and other similar factors can all cause this skin type to react. The type of reaction may vary from redness to inflammation to rashes or more, but the key point is that the skin is often irritated or reacting to something.[1]


Here's what you can do:


  • Avoid harsh beauty products such as alcohol-based toners, coarse facial scrubs, or anything containing known irritants.
  • When wearing make-up, choose a mineral variety with as few ingredients as possible, and which is free of preservatives and fragrance.
  • Minimise sun exposure, cover up and wear a non-chemical sunscreen to protect and further minimise sun damage.
  • Avoid anything that makes you hot or flushed, such as hot showers, hot drinks or spicy foods.
  • Try to identify personal "triggers" that irritate your skin and avoid them.[2]


[1] http://www.annmariegianni.com/sensitive-skin-what-it-is-how-to-cope-and-the-best-products-for-you/

[2] http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/beauty/news+reviews/dealing+with+sensitive+skin,7747

answered Feb 7, 2016 by benbailey (5,400 points)

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