SKINCARE ESSENTIALS, LESSON #4: WHAT IS SENSITIVE SKIN?

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What does sensitive skin look like?

Again, physical traits will vary from individual to individual. But typical of sensitive skin is waking up blotchy and red in areas, sometimes dry and feeling tight. Small bumps may appear on the skin in patches. Skin will react easily and quickly to externalities: weather, seasonal or climate changes, abrasive fabrics/surfaces and products in contact with or applied onto the face.

So how do I work with sensitive skin?

Because sensitivity varies, and reasons behind sensitivity – such as having a certain skin condition like Rosacea or Psoriasis – are crucial in determining what products you should and should not use, it is in your best interest to consult a dermatologist if you feel that you may have a skin condition such as Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, etc. Setting up an appointment with a skincare specialist will be incredibly helpful as well. Do be gentle with your skin: never rub, scrub or pick at spots. Look for products with ingredients such as Azulene, Balsam Peru, Keratoplast, Chamomile and Aloe because of their soothing properties.

If you have been diagnosed with a specific skin condition, do visit our Consulting Pages for more information and lists of recommended products!

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, Aries, content manager here at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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