It seems like no matter what you do, your sensitive skin is always red, dry or irritated in some way. Whether it’s the foods you’re eating, the amount of water you’re drinking, the weather or the skin care products you’re applying to your face, sensitive skin can become irritated by even the tiniest things.
But don’t worry, Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian of the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center have come up with simple tips and tricks so you can care for your sensitive skin like never before. Not a skin care expert or beauty guru? That’s ok – that’s what we’re here for! Here are four simple ways to care for sensitive skin.
Limit Sun Exposure and Always Use SPF
No matter what time of year it is, you always need to be wary of the sun. The sun’s harmful rays speed up the aging process and can even be life-threatening. That’s why it’s important that whenever we do decide to go out in the sun, we’re limiting our exposure and always using sun protection.
Sensitive skin is especially delicate when it’s exposed to the sun. We can’t stress enough how important it is for someone with sensitive skin to use sunscreen every day. Try using a moisturizer with a built-in SPF. Your skin will truly thank you.
Care for Your Sensitive Skin from the Inside, Out
You’ll be amazed at how much your skin improves when you start taking care of it from the inside, out. Start hydrating your body by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day (a cliché thing to say, we know. But it truly does work wonders!).
Eat a nutritious diet with leafy greens and lean proteins and you’ll begin to notice your skin soothe itself from the inside. Exercising regularly helps sensitive skin because it allows blood to flow to your face, which is good for every skin type.
Be Gentle on Your Skin
It’s crucial for those with sensitive skin to invest in a good skin care routine. Be gentle on your skin by avoiding harsh skin care products. Also, be sure to not over-cleanse your skin. Over-cleansing or over-exfoliating can cause dryness, redness, and irritation.
While cleansing your face or showering, use lukewarm water instead of steaming hot water. The intense heat can dry out our skin, causing it to be even more irritated than before. It’s important to cleanse your skin, but always be gentle and don’t go overboard when it comes to scrubbing or exfoliating.
Create a Customized Skin Care Routine Just For you
When it comes to skin care products, it’s not “one size fits all.” Take the time to find out what products will truly benefit your sensitive skin. If you’re not too sure how to do that or where to start, visit a dermatologist.
The dermatologists at the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center will create a customized skin care routine just for you! We’ll tell you the best skin care products, facials or treatments that will benefit your sensitive skin the most.