You’ve got sensitive skin, so you need to know how to take care of it. There are a few things you can do that will help, and there are a few things you can not do, that will also help.
The first thing is touching your face, without even being aware that you are doing it. Don’t worry, we’re all guilty of this one. Sit with your chin cupped in your hand all the time? Stop that, and you just look bored all the time anyway! That urge to scratch your nose, or mess with that annoying zit, is just going to have to be overcome. If not, all that gross bacteria from your hands gets fast-tracked to your face. Got any open wounds? (Yes, you do, you couldn’t leave that zit alone!) Now you’ve got that bacteria in there too. It’s crucial to train yourself to stop touching that lovely mug of yours, or at least wash your hands with soap before you do.
You’ve been told it a thousand times: Use sunscreen! You thought it was just to avoid premature wrinkles. Well, it is, but the sun can also cause age spots and dryness. Do you really need more reasons? Buy a natural, gentle sun protectant with at least SPF30. Sunscreens with broad-spectrum formulas offer even more protection.
It may seem counterintuitive if you have oily, or acne-prone skin, but you actually do need to moisturize. The truth is, that having oily skin is even more reason to moisturize. Moisturizers help hydrate your skin and also soothe redness. If your skin is acne-prone, or oily, use a non-comedogenic product, that doesn’t clog pores.
When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? The answer needs to be: Once a week! If you aren’t regularly cleaning those little magic wands, all that dirt and oil on your face, and around the brushes, is being stored there. Uh, no, and you don’t want to Google any of those (many) stories, of people contracting live-threatening diseases from yucky make-up brushes.
There are cleansers made specifically for cleaning makeup brushes, if you want to rush right over and do it now (Do it now!), you can clean them with shampoo and allow them to dry overnight. Your skin just thanked you.
Since we are already touching on all the dirt in your life (pun intended), we cannot, and will not, leave out your popping pimples. We’ve already established that you are no longer touching your face, and pimples are the granddaddy of bacteria transfer. (Sorry Granddaddy.)
Squeezing pimples transfers bacteria all over the place, and on top of it, can cause inflammation and infection. Also, fun fact: Your popping that pimple is effectively doubling its lifespan from a week to two weeks. We aren’t even discussing scarring right now. Stop ticking your pimples off, and instead, try to calm them down. Try treating them to a little spot treatment. There are lots of natural acne fighters, like tea tree oil, and products with Salicylic Acid, or Benzoyl Peroxide, that will kill bacteria, while it reduces inflammation.
Your sensitive skin needs a little extra attention, that’s just how we sensitive beings are. So, take a minute, and show your skin a little love, and you’ll get loved right back. This is going to be the beginning of a growing relationship.
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