Sensitive skincare tips

There is no question that those of us with sensitive skin have to be more careful than most. 

These Tips for Taking Care of Sensitive Skin will help you do what is best for your sensitive skin.

Stay hydrated.

Get a good night's sleep.

Choose cosmetics carefully. When using a new product, always do a test run on a small, inconspicuous patch of skin (for example behind your ear) before applying. Wait at least 24 hours for signs of irritation, redness, or other skin reactions.

Eat a balanced diet. Consider anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.

Try to avoid touching your face. The bacteria on your hands can end up causing issues on your face. Wash your hands any time you are about to touch your face.

Moisturize. Sensitive skin is even more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from a proper skin-care schedule. Dutifully moisturize both morning and night to protect skin from water loss and to maintain a healthy barrier from the daily aggression of environmental factors, including pollution and wind.

Always Read Labels. Knowledge is power—arm yourself by reading labels. Look for products free from fragrances and paraben preservatives, two common causes of irritation and flare-ups.

Go With Less. Sensitive skin is easily overwhelmed so it’s best to keep your everyday skincare products simple.