Between dry spots and blemishes and those dreaded fine lines, dealing with sensitive skin is no walk in the park. When you have sensitive skin, it’s as if even a single hour outdoors is a recipe for a red patch of skin. Unfortunately, there’s no cure-all for sensitive skin, but with these simple tips, you can learn to live with the condition and keep it looking healthy and young for years to come.
Cleansing. Ok, we get it – you’re tired after a long day or you’ve overslept and are rushing out the door, but washing your face is the single most important thing you can do to take care of your skin. Find a brand that has minimal chemicals (100% organic is always awesome), and make it a point to wash twice a day. Be sure to avoid over-washing, since too much washing can strip your skin of the moisture it needs to repair itself at night, leaving your skin dry and cracked.
SPF Yo’Self. Sure, all that sunshine makes you want to roll down the windows and sing your favorite tunes. But with the gorgeous sunshine comes the bad – specifically, UV rays that sensitive skin tends to be, well, sensitive to. Protect yourself by using a sunscreen every morning with a minimum SPF of 30, and be sure to keep some sunscreen on hand for any prolonged sun exposure throughout the day.
For sensitive skin, you’ll want to use a lightweight sunscreen that won’t clog your pores, like Brush On Block SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Powder. It comes with a brush tip for fast and easy application, and unlike sunscreen sprays and creams, Brush On Block goes on dry and translucent, so you can even apply it over makeup.
No daytime moisturizer. There’s definitely such a thing as “too much skincare,” especially for those with sensitive skin. While daytime moisturizers can help hydrate your skin, combined with foundation, the chemicals in your makeup and your moisturizer can cause some harsh irritation. Remember, your skin heals itself while you sleep, not during the day, so stick with a PM moisturizer and protect your skin throughout the day with sunscreen instead.
Get your beauty rest. If you really want to achieve that natural glow, be sure to get a minimum of 7.5 hours of sleep a night to ensure that your skin has a chance to heal itself.