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Thanks to Stylecaster, here’s a list of dos and don’ts for face care for sensitive skin:
Do keep skin clear by drinking water with lemon. It has amazing health and beauty benefits: Detoxifies, aids digestion, beautifies skin from within, purifies the blood and relieves bloating.
Do protect sensitive skin. Sunscreen is always important, regardless of your skin type. Use a non-comedogenic SPF paraben- and fragrance-free. Keep in mind that the higher the SPF, the more irritating it can be, so stick to an SPF 30, which blocks 97% of UV rays.
Do choose the right products. Fragrance is one of the most irritating factors in skin care. Choose products that not only have powerful antioxidants, but also anti-inflammatory ingredients like white tea, marine plants, calendula, and oats.
Do make your diet a priority by spicing it up! Increase your intake of anti-inflammatory spices: Tumeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. Ingesting these spices greatly reduces inflammation on skin and prevents fine lines and wrinkles.
Do use at home remedies to exfoliate sensitive skin. Mix ½ cup of sugar with olive oil to exfoliate and bind moisture to skin. Rinse, then apply fresh squeezed lemon juice (contains AHA’s that naturally and gently exfoliate) with a cotton pad. Leave on for 5-7 minutes, then rinse and moisturize.
Don’t over-exfoliate skin. Once every 8-14 days is sufficient. Avoid harsh exfoliants such as nuts, shells and crystals in favor of chemical exfoliators like AHA’s.
Don’t strip sensitive skin of natural oils by using harsh cleansers filled with soap, sulfates and fragrances.
Don’t use hot water to cleanse skin.
Don’t use petroleum-based products–they create a barrier on your skin, and do nothing to nourish, heal or hydrate skin.
Don’t overload on products! Keep your skin care regimen simple in both process and ingredients. You shouldn’t be using more than three products total on your skin at any given time.
Courtesy of Stylecaster