For a lot of us with sensitive skin, avoiding skincare trends and products seems to be the safest thing to do - and for good reason. Being adventurous with trends could be risky particularly since a wrong move could be disastrous. This post isn't about telling you what to do or what not to do, but rather to provide a guide if you have sensitive skin. Relax, it'll be good.
Do a patch test
This might seem so simplistic but actually very helpful. Instead of playing the guessing game with your skincare products, do a patch test of any new product you want to use for your skin. That way, you can be certain if you would react or otherwise to it.
Check out the labels
At this point, you pretty much know what works for you and what you react to. Before using any product, check the labels. You might spot something you might not like or you might love in the new product. Whatever the case might be, check the labels and be sure.
The temptation to skip on moisturizing your skin is real, especially if you do not want anything to irritate your skin, right? Wrong! Your skin needs hydration to be healthy. Do not skip your daily moisturizer.
Hot or Cold?
Lukewarm actually. When you're faced with the task of choosing either hot or cold water for a shower, bath or just to wash your face, go in for lukewarm water. This helps in maintaining the skin's natural essential oils necessary for the skin to flourish and be healthy.
What you eat matters
Ever heard of the phrase "garbage in, garbage out"? Essentially, what you get on the outside is as a result of what you ingest. Skincare is no different. Consuming fresh fruits, vegetables, coconut water and generally healthy food options helps flush out any toxins in the body making your skin healthier.
Be cautious of other environmental factors
Just as what you eat matters, what your skin is exposed to is equally important. This isn't limited to smoke only but other factors including stress and other pollutants. Protect your skin from these at all costs.
Choose your products carefully
We cannot stress this enough. Choose products with care. Skin care products with natural ingredients tend to be a better option that are free from sulfates and parabens and other harsh cheamicals. The Sensitive Skin Care Set from Kaydua Luxury comes to mind with unscented or lightly scented variants ideal for sensitive skin.
Having sensitive skin isn't cause for alarm. It presents the opportunity to be careful with your skincare choices. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram