4 Natural Remedies for Rashes, Bruises and Sensitive Skin

dimanche 1 novembre 2015
You don’t have to be “thin-skinned” to have sensitive skin. You may be the toughest person on your block and still have the most sensitive skin that flushes at the slightest touch and flares up when in contact with the wrong things.

What Causes Skin Sensitivity?

Sensitive skin is not necessarily thinner skin. Dermatologists define sensitive skin as very dry skin that is prone to skin reactions and has a tendency towards blushing or skin flushing. Sensitive skin can also be caused by skin disorders such as eczema or allergic skin reactions.

When skin is excessively dry, the nerve endings are not protected, thus sensitive skin reactions occur. Exposure to certain environmental factors like sun, wind and excessive heat or cold can also trigger sensitive skin. For some people, sensitivity is simply in their genes.

4 Key Ways to Care For Sensitive Skin

1. Drink Lemon Water Daily

This citrusy addition to your glass of water will give you the vitamin C and antioxidants you need to purge toxins from your blood. Drinking lemon water is a natural way to clear up acne, blemishes, wrinkles and other skin issues.

Simply squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass of lukewarm water and add a little raw honey. Drink it on an empty stomach every morning and wait at least 30 minutes before eating your breakfast. Drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized from within!

2. Don’t Limit Your Use of Sunscreen to The Summer

Smelling like sunscreen in the winter may raise a few eyebrows, but your sensitive skin will benefit from it. After all, the sun still shines in the winter, and sun rays have ultraviolet (UV) rays which are harmful to the skin.

Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and avoid sunscreens with harmful ingredients. Choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium oxide to stay safe. If you’re not into wearing sunscreen all year, some lotions have SPF protection as well.

3. Choose Your Skincare and Cosmetic Products Carefully

Many skincare products have harsh exfoliates, alcohol, acids, coloring agents and synthetic fragrances that can irritate the skin.

Even though companies claim to have captured the magical cure for your skin ailments in a bottle, there are many natural remedies that can do the same thing without the hefty price tag and harsh chemicals. Some natural remedies include coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera and green tea.

If you don’t want to make your own skin care products, look for products that are labelled “hypo-allergenic” and “fragrance-free” and always do a patch test before buying a new skin care product.

For sensitive skinners who love wearing makeup, use a face powder containing few preservatives and use a silicone-based foundation for minimal skin irritation. Avoid waterproof cosmetics and complex anti-aging products, and make sure to throw out old makeup products and do not share them with others.

4. Drink Green Tea

Green tea has antioxidants that help to rejuvenate your skin and protect it from free radicals. Just a few cups a day can reduce sun damage and signs of aging. You can even keep it in your refrigerator and use it to clean your face!

Source: http://www.fhfn.org/sensitive-skin/
Fourni par Blogger.
Back to Top