|Your sensitive skin tends to be thin and delicate with fine pores. This translates into a beautiful porcelain quality complexion when skin is healthy and well taken care of. It is also easily irritated and susceptible developing an unappealing rash or itching discomfort. You know that you have sensitive skin because certain skin care products, or household products that contact your skin, cause stinging, burning, redness, and / or tightness.|
Even when there are no visible effects after contact with this products, the always makes your skin feel uncomfortable. Avoiding these products is the first rule for caring for sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin also needs moisture, sun protection and fortification against the look of old age. For your skin type, the challenge is finding solutions that do not create more problems.
Your Anti-Aging Sensitive Skincare Regimen Goals:
- Eliminate Skin Outbreaks
- Create a SAFE Skin Care Regimen
- Create adequate moisturization
- Create Anti-Aging therapeutic effects.
- Eliminate Skin Outbreaks
The first goal of eliminating skin outbreaks naturally raises the question of what is causing them in the first place. An outbreak is a reaction to an irritant. A little detective work to determine what your skin is reacting to can go a long way towards helping you enjoy the natural beauty of your porcelain complexion. Do you have any allergies?
An allergic reaction is the result of our immune system developing a defensive reaction to substances that are normally not harmful, such as dust or pollen. Then the body produces chemicals such as histamine, which attempt to fight off the perceived threat. Histamine causes the symptoms of inflammation and irritation. There are many things which could cause irritation and outbreaks in sensitive skin.
- Avoid fragrances. You could be allergic to chemicals in fragrances. Fragrance is one of the top five allergens because it may contain many chemicals, which are toxic to the body and to the brain. Most skin care and personal care products, cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, laundry detergents, air fresheners, and cleaning products contain synthetic fragrance.
- Filter your water. Your skin may be irritated from chlorine in water. Drinking only bottled water and filtering the water your shower and bath water, will help you avoid absorbing the chlorine. This completely clears up their skin problems for a surprising number of people!
- Avoid laundry and household cleansers with dyes or fragrances. The idea is to prevent your skin from coming in contact with irritants. Chemical fragrances and dyes are chemicals that may be irritating to sensitive skin.
- Detox. Go on a two-week raw food detox diet. Your skin will regain its radiant health and beauty during the detox. Then if you notice any skin reactions as you return to the foods you normally eat, eliminate those foods from your diet.
- Limit sugar and alcohol. Both deplete the immune system and create inflammation in the body. These are never helpful when you have skin irritation problems!
- Increase your intake of raw vegetables and fruits. or supplement your diet with enzymes to reduce inflammation and improve digestion
- Increase your intake of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can be found in organic, cold pressed oils and fish. Walnuts, flax seeds and salmon are good sources. Take Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil
- Create a Safe Skin Care Regimen
Safe means non-irritating. You are eliminating irritants from your environment and your diet. You certainly don’t want to hazard using skin care products that cause outbreaks. Here are a few guidelines…
- Test skin care products. With sensitive skin it is wise to test new products over several days by applying a small dab on your arm or behind your ear before you launch into rubbing it all over your face.
- Cleanse with a non-soap fragrance free, dye free cleanser.
- Use a natural astringent. Wool soaked in limejuice is a safe and effective toner for sensitive skin.
- Only use moisturizers approved for sensitive skin. It’s still important to remember that hypoallergenic is not a guarantee that your skin won’t be irritated.
- Use physical sun protection that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.Physical sunscreens act as a shield and reflect both UVA and UVB light and contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This type of sunscreen reflects the suns rays and doesn’t absorb and chemically neutralize UV radiation in your skin.
- Avoid products that contain Antibacterial or deodorant ingredients, Alcohol, Retinoids or alpha-hydroxy acids. The risk of irritation with products containing these active ingredients is too high to risk.
- Create Adequate Moisturization
Adequate moisturization involves keeping your skin cells hydrated. Good moisturization is especially important when your skin is delicate. When your skin becomes dry it is less able to protect itself from the environmental assaults that lead to old looking skin. Maintaining good cell hydration for your skin type is a three- step process.
- Drink a minimum of six glasses of water daily
- Use a sensitive Day Cream
- Use a sensitive Night Cream.
- Create Anti-Aging Therapeutic Effects
When skin is easily irritated your Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen must first of all do no damage. Beyond that it must satisfactorily address many aging skin conditions including:
- Preserving your beautiful skin
- Age spots
- Thin skin
- Delicate skin
- Skin conditions including rosacea or eczema
- Combating the first signs of wrinkles
- Reversing the appearance of sagging skin and deep wrinkles