Sensitive Skin Care

Written by Liza Hartung
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For people who have had to deal with skin changes at every little temperature change or dab of perfume, there is sensitive skin care. Sensitive skin is usually thinner than usual and of a finer texture. Anything can cause sudden reactions, especially the weather. It's prone to windburn and sunburn. Ever live in one area of the country, have perfect skin, then move somewhere else and it all goes bad? That's sensitive skin.

Sensitive Skin Care Basics

All hope isn't lost, however, if you have sensitive skin. There are many sensitive skin care products on the market and several essential oils that you can look for as key ingredients. Chamomile, lavender, rose and sandalwood are some of the best.

Something else that's nice to do for your skin is steaming. Heat a big pot of water until it's a mild boil, turn off the flame and lean over the pot with the towel draped over you. You can also add a few drops of an essential oil that you have found to be good for you. The steam helps open pores and clean the face. Make sure you washed your face before steaming, and a nice exfoliator or some extractions directly after is a good idea, although not necessary.

Basically, sensitive skin care requires that you avoid any substances that are harsh. Natural products are generally good and so are products that are unscented. Also, certain detergents can cause sensitive skin to break out or produce a rash. So can perfume. Always test make-up and perfume on a small area of your wrist to test your reaction.

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