There are probably hundreds of different aesthetic treatments available in the market. But of these treatments, how many are suitable for sensitive skin? Unfortunately, not all skin care products or aesthetic procedures are ideal for people with sensitive skin.
What, then, is the best way to take good care of sensitive skin? This post gives tips for caring for your skin; these tips are helpful for anyone, especially for people with sensitive skin. We will discuss the most beneficial skin care products and the best cosmetic treatments for sensitive skin.
What is Sensitive Skin?
Before we get into how to care for sensitive skin, we first have to define skin sensitivity.
The definition of sensitive skin is simple enough; it is skin that is easily irritated and reacts more prominently to foreign substances than normal skin. You can identify sensitive skin by evaluating symptoms such as itching, rashes, redness, and burning after exposure to external irritants.
Not all substances found in cosmetic products are safe for sensitive skin. And not all cosmetic treatments are suitable for them.
Which Skin Care Products are Suitable for Sensitive Skin?
If you have sensitive skin, you must be careful about what products you use. Here are a few guidelines to help you get the most helpful skin care products for your sensitive skin type.
Choosing Only Suitable Facial Cleansers
Your facial cleanser should have all the following traits:
- Gentle, not harsh
- Retains the skin’s natural moisture
These kinds of cleaners are the best because they don’t dry your skin; dry skin is more prone to irritation. Don’t overwash when using such cleansers, as overwashing can lead to dryness and irritation. Also, using the cleanser once in the morning and once in the evening should be enough.
Facial cleansers help remove dirt, makeup, and excess oil from the skin. An abundance of those substances can lead sensitive skin to irritation.
Use the Right Moisturizer
The primary enemy of sensitive skin is dryness, so moisturizing is a must. When choosing a moisturizer, pick one with the least unnecessary ingredients, such as colorants or fragrances.
Looking for a moisturizer with additional protection is also beneficial. For instance, ceramides are fats or lipids that help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. They will help your skin become more resistant to foreign substances.
Prevention is better than cure. Avoiding triggers is the best way to prevent irritation, redness, swelling, or other symptoms of sensitive skin. You must be aware of what causes your skin to flare up to avoid them.
Triggers may be a particular makeup, fabrics, too much sun exposure, air-conditioning, etc. Knowing what causes your skin to flare up helps you avoid those triggers.
Always Use Sunscreen
Sensitive skin is more prone to sun damage, so wearing sunscreen all the time is a worthy endeavor. The use of facial sunscreen has been proven to help sensitive skin. We suggest using moisturizers with a sun protection factor (SPF) even when indoors to help alleviate acute UV exposure.
When you are outdoors, it is advisable to use a strong sunscreen, not just a moisturizer with SPF, plus wear a hat, glasses, and clothes that cover you from the sun.
Regularly Use Gentle Exfoliants
Regular exfoliation helps clear the skin deeply. It removes irritants, pollutants, and impurities such as dirt, gunk, dead skin cells, and more. Exfoliation also promotes skin renewal, so it is a good practice in general.
However, not all exfoliation scrubs or treatments are suitable for sensitive skin. When looking for an exfoliation product, get one specifically designed for sensitive skin. Don’t get carried away by the popular gritty scrubs or masks; they might do you more harm than good.
Which Skin Care Treatments are Suitable for Sensitive Skin?
While maintaining a regular skincare routine is crucial for taking good care of sensitive skin, aesthetic treatments are sometimes needed to deal with skin issues. Here are some of the treatments suitable for sensitive skin.
Dermaplaning is a generally safe and benign treatment suitable for all skin types. It is a gentle exfoliating treatment that helps prevent acne breakouts, removes dirt and dead skin cells, and promotes smooth skin. Dermaplaning also helps your skin absorb skin care and pharmaceutical products better.
If you have extremely sensitive skin or active cystic acne, consult with a professional first prior to getting dermaplaning.
Unlike other minimally invasive treatments like laser therapy, microneedling is a safe and effective skincare procedure that does not damage or remove the outer layer of the skin. Microneedling is safe even for thin and sensitive skin.
Microneedling helps the skin become healthier by promoting collagen and elastin production. It helps reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or sagginess.
Facial treatments are highly customizable procedures that help your skin become more resilient against damage and diseases. Regular facial treatments will also help your skin relax and have an improved appearance, texture, and tone. The facial treatments we offer at Bella Rose Aesthetics will help collagen production, enhance cellular skin health, and improve blood circulation.
Facial treatments help reduce signs of aging by preventing fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and more.
Sensitive Skin Deserves Love
Sensitive skin is more challenging to take good care of, but with the right tools and knowledge, you can do it. Just stick to the basics of caring for the skin, avoid unnecessary product ingredients, and steer away from fancy skin care treatments that employ gratuitous tools, and you should be good.
The best way to take good care of sensitive skin is to consult professionals about it. Professionals can tell which products are suitable for different skin types, and they can advise you about treatments that will work for you.
Contact Bella Rose Aesthetics to discuss your skin and get the best advice on taking care of it. You can reach us by phone at 317-349-3050, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message through our contact form. We are at 10255 Commerce Dr. Suite 116, Carmel, IN 46032.