5 Skincare Tips for People with Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin is no fun. Not only are you more likely to get dry skin, itches, rashes, and blemishes, but even the skincare products that are supposed to help often end up making things worse. We’ve got some good news, though – there are things people with sensitive skin can do to make their skin less irritable and their life more pleasant. Read on to get some great sensitive skincare tips.

Skincare Tips

Test New Products Before Applying

Trying a new skin product? Then you’re going to want to test it out on a small patch of skin – preferably one that’s not too visible – before lathering it on. Pick a small, inconspicuous spot where you can place a small amount of the new cream, lotion, makeup or other product, and then wait at least 24 hours. If your test spot shows signs of rashes, itching, or other irritation, return it.

Don’t Trust Labels

These days there are a lot of beauty products labeled as being “hypoallergenic,” which means they’re supposed to be okay to use for people with skin allergies. The problem is that there’s no federal standard about what makes a product hypoallergenic, meaning that manufacturers can slap that label on just about anything without actually having to prove it’s okay for people with allergies. While some products labeled as hypoallergenic will be fine, don’t trust the label alone.

Talk to Your Doctor

One of the best ways to manage sensitive skin is to find out exactly what’s causing it. Do you have allergies, or is it a medical condition like eczema? Once you know the source of the problem, you can make better choices about how to deal with it.

Sensitive skin care tips

Cortisone Is Your Friend

Cortisone can do wonders for skin rashes and itching, and you can often get creams containing it over the counter. If your skin becomes irritated, try applying a cortisone cream, discontinue all products, then add back one at a time until the culprit is found.  Long term use of cortisone formulations has been known to cause side effects of their own, such as thinning of the skin, but is generally safe to use until the irritation subsides, and the cause of the irritation has been discovered and removed from your skincare routine.

Gentle Cleansers Are Better

Lots of body washes and skin cleansers promote themselves by promising to eliminate dead cells and oils from your skin. Unfortunately, that may be the cause of the problem. Remember, the oils and dead skin your body produces serve a very important function – namely, protecting the new skin underneath.

If you’re stripping away all of that protective layer, then your skin is left exposed and sensitive, and can be more prone to dehydration, redness, and itching. Instead of scrubbing so hard your skin starts to hurt, or washing your face constantly, try a gentle wash instead.

When you find a treatment that works, consider the extra benefit of using JuveRest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow.  Aside from helping to keep your face blemish-free, it helps your nighttime treatment do its work by staying on your face and not your pillowcase.

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