Go With Less Sensitive skin is easily overwhelmed so it’s best to keep your everyday skincare products simple All you really need is a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
And the shorter the ingredient list, the better The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using products with less than 10 ingredients for sensitive skin.
Choose a cleanser that is formulated for sensitive skin but isn’t so gentle that you need to scrub really hard to remove makeup or residual grime.
Since there are no federal standards to govern the word “hypoallergenic,” products bearing this claim are not always suitable for sensitive skin.
Dutifully moisturize both morning and night to protect skin from water loss and to maintain a healthy barrier from the daily onslaught of environmental factors, including pollution and wind.
Test First, Apply Second When using a new product, always, always do a test run on a small, inconspicuous patch of skin (like behind your ear) before applying.
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Moisturize with Vigilance Sensitive skin is even more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from a proper skin-care schedule.
Wait at least 24 hours for signs of irritation, redness, or other skin freak-outs.
If your skin is hypersensitive, repeat this test run on a patch next to your eye.
Wash Wisely Keep pores clear and surface debris scarce by washing twice a day (any more can be too much for sensitive skin).