Ever since I can remember myself I have been struggling with sensitive skin. The smallest thing could create a rash, a bruise, a blister, irritation, dryness, and even huge flakes.
I know some of you can relate🙄.
Over the years I have experimented with numerous products, home remedies, and tips. I have tried them all, from natural-based products to someone’s grandma recipe, or advice.
Some delivered results some didn’t, in this post I would like to share all the things I have found that work for me and my sensitive skin.
Disclosure: Before I go into it I would like to say that there are affiliate links involved and if you make a purchase I receive a small commission that is included in the price. Nevertheless, in this post, I express my personal opinion. Daramiblog offers information that is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. Here you can read my full disclosure.
So without further ado here are the precautions I take.
I have oily to combined skin and in combination with the sensitivity, you can imagine the struggle.
Wash it twice a day.
To avoid any redness or irritation on my face, I wash it with a mild soap in the morning and before going to bed.
Here you can check the best face wash I use and swear by.
Apply face cream with UV protection
After that, I apply a moisturizing cream with UV protection for the day and at night I use a simple moisturizer, no need for UV light protection:).
You might be thinking that you don’t need UV protection in the winter, please do not make the same mistake as me. This little trick has saved my sensitive skin. Trust me on this one!
According to skin cancer, “Sun protection is necessary every day, regardless of the weather or time of year. “
Apply eye cream
Finally, do not forget the eye cream. Please, make sure you are using products according to your skin type and age!
Because of my extra sensitive skin, I am extra careful with my routine and the products I use.
Avoid using extra hot water.
I have noticed that it irritated my scalp and the end result are huge flakes coming out. I feel so embarrassed when this happens to me because I wasn’t being careful, or was too shy to mention it to the hairdresser.
Learn from my mistake and just be straight up with them when they wash your hair. ” Warm water, please.” 🙂
Limit hair products
Limit hair products as much as you can. The ideal thing would be to not use any since most of them are full of ingredients that might be irritating your skin.
I haven’t managed to do that, I use dry shampoo since I have oily roots and instead of washing my hair daily, which is not recommended, I use dry shampoo every other day.
Use body lotion daily after showers. The ones with natural ingredients work best for me. They not only keep me nice and moisturized but also leave my skin smelling fantastic.
For the ladies out there do your private area a favor and keep it moisturized. If you are experiencing any dryness, itchiness, irritation, skin flakes then you need it. I use coconut oil and it does wonders.
According to medical news today “Coconut oil is a popular natural option for relieving vaginal dryness”
This is the one I get and I use it for everything, even cooking. It smells like coconut.
This is a very sensitive topic for me. You see, I tend to have eczema in the winter and struggle with extremely dry hands. To the point that I have no fingerprints. The last time I needed to renew my passport the clerk had a hard time getting my fingerprints.
I cannot emphasize enough on this. Even if you are tired or lazy please, do not skip the hand cream. It will save you from future struggles.
I use plenty, right now I have 4 hand creams that do the job accordingly.
When my hands are very bad I use one for eczema. After, 2-3 applies I see visible results. I would say it is the best cream for eczema with visible blood coming out from the cracked skin.
When they are just dry with some irritation and redness I apply the mother of all creams. This one is suitable for the whole body and it soothes the skin very fast.
On my nightstand, I always keep a hand moisturizer. My go-to is by Neutrogena.
My favorite hand creams for daily use with no excessive dryness is by Nuxe. It leaves a nice satin finish and the smell is amazing. I carry it in my bag and take it while I travel.
Face – use a cream with sun protection to avoid unnecessary irritation.
Hair – extremely hot water and hair products can create flakes on the scalp.
Body – do not forget to moisturize EVERYWHERE!
Hands – take care of them even when you think you don’t have to. Moisturize!!!
I really hope some of the things I have found that work for me can help you too.
Please, share this post to help a friend. You never know who might need to read this. Also, you can find me on all social networks, follow me so we can chat.
What ways do you use to take care of your skin? Do you also struggle with sensitive skin?