Pamper Sensitive Skin
Specially formulated cleansers and moisturizers can help soothe redness and irritation.
Do You Have Sensitive Skin?
Many people think they have sensitive skin,” says Renée Rouleau, an aesthetician and spa owner in Dallas, Texas. “But the true definition of sensitive skin is skin that gets red and irritated easily.” If that sounds familiar, the key is to find gentle products that are free of irritating ingredients and to treat your skin with extra TLC.
Wash Sensitive Skin Gently
Don’t go overboard with cleansing or exfoliating. “ ‘Tight and dry’ doesn’t equal ‘clean,’ ” Rouleau says. Try a mild, fragrance-free product, such as Dove® Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar.
Moisturize Sensitive Skin Daily
Sensitive skin is often so dry that it has tiny cracks in its surface, through which moisture escapes. “You want to keep the skin’s protective barrier healthy,” Rouleau says. Using a humidifier in your bedroom at night may help, as can moisturizing after you shower or bathe. For your face, Pond’s® Dry Skin Cream is hypoallergenic and delivers deep moisture. For your body, Dove® Cream Oil Intensive Lotion gets to work right away to leave skin soft and soothed.
Protect Sensitive Skin From The Sun
Too much sun is no good for any skin type, but if you have sensitive skin, it can be hard to find a non-irritating sunscreen. Try Simple® Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15, which is free of harsh chemicals and artificial perfumes. Stick to the shade as much as possible, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. And don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat.