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How to Soothe Sensitive Skin DIY

First of all, let’s define – what is sensitive skin?

If you regularly suffer from acne, rosacea, allergies, eczema, stinging and burning, then you have sensitive skin. Occasional redness, tightening after using beauty products, and rashes as a reaction to stress, can also be indicators that your skin needs extra treatment.

Here are some natural ways to help your skin suffer less.

Forget About Soap

  • Yes, you better do this one.
  • Most soaps are super drying and are able to turn your skin into a desert with no sign of hydration to be found.
  • Choose soap-free products and cleansers that contain oils and other nourishing components.

Beware Hot Water

  • Lukewarm water is your friend.
  • Hot water causes dryness, dehydration and deprives your skin of its natural oils.
  • Long and hot showers are extremely pleasant, but they are hardly better than smooth healthy skin, right?

Take Care Properly

  • Avoid aggressive scrubs and choose tender exfoliation.
  • Also, forget about brushes in your everyday skin cleansing routine.

Increase Protection

  • Sun is the ultimate enemy for sensitive skin.
  • It severely aggravates  any inflammation you may have.
  • Use mineral sunscreens, choose at least SPF 30 and remember to take care of your hands and neck during sunny weather as well.

Reduce the Number of Products You Use

  • Give your skin a bit of fresh air.
  • Forget about adding more and more layers (foundation, powder, etc.).
  • Instead, cut back on heavy makeup and your skin will be grateful.
  • If this sounds crazy to you now, just try to do it step by step and remove products gradually.

Tone, Tone, Tone!

Does your skin really need a toner?

Most of us are well aware of the “cleansing, toning, moisturizing” formula. But is the second step really necessary? What is it for, anyway?

First of all, toner is designed to remove what’s left on your skin after cleansing, be it makeup leftovers, dirt, etc. Aside from that, toner has lots of other advantages and benefits, making it too important to exclude toning from your daily skincare routine. Let’s take a closer look at what they are. 

Balancing pH level
In other words, toner prepares your skin for absorbing moisturizing cream, serum or fluid. It helps the substance get inside those pores and do its job. If you skip toner, you probably have to wait a little time till your cream is fully absorbed.

Exfoliating
Toners that contain exfoliating components (glycolic acids, etc) are great at helping your skin renew itself faster and wipe off the dead skin cells.

Rejuvenating
Some toners contribute to your skin’s elasticity and slow the aging process. If this is your case, choose toners with hyaluronic acid along with moisturizing and anti-aging creams.Refreshing When you feel that your skin is dirty or oily, just use toner to refresh it. If you are on the go on a hot day and your face needs immediate hydration, toner is there to help.

The bottom line?
It’s hard to say that toner works alone as an autonomous beauty product. It’s more like a supportive weapon. Using a toner won’t change your skin, far from it. What it will do is to strengthen the effect of the other beauty products you apply.

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