What you need to know if struggling with sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin
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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.

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So without further ado here are the precautions I take.

Face:

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!

Hair:

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.

Body:

Moisturize

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.

Hands

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.

Moisturize

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.

To conclude:

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?

54 thoughts on “What you need to know if struggling with sensitive skin.

  1. Great post! I have always struggled with skin issues. For me it’s hormonal. When I was pregnant my skin was amazing. After pregnancy back to issues. I have really noticed that cooler showers/water makes a huge difference.

    1. Hey Tamara,
      Thank you for your kind words. Same here, now that is cold I want so much to use hot water on my hair but I can’t.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I think a major issue with sensitivity is that triggers for some people are totally different for others. I can’t wash my face with more than water on a morning otherwise all of my moisturisers/ makeup irritate my skin but it’s fine at night. Weird! x

    Sophie

        1. I see. As you said, this is weird and I feel for your struggle. I would guess that it might be an ingredient in the make up you use but since you use the same products day and night then this is not it. I wish I was of more help.

  3. Great tips – I’ve struggled with eczema my whole life and it wasn’t until I got older that I really realised how important it is to moisturise!! I feel for you when it comes to hands; I’m the exact same, especially in the colder months we’re in now. I remember losing my fingerprint on my pinky for some time when I was a teenager and freaking out!

    1. Hi Hannah,
      This condition can take a toll on you. Every time people are amazed that I have no fingerprints, I just joke around about it.
      For the last 2 years I have been using gloves for everything. Cooking too🤣. I hope your hands are better than mine 🤗

  4. Such a helpful post! I’ve struggled with sensitive skin and eczema since I was small. I can totally understand the feeling of not being able to have fingerprints (I HATE that part of traveling and getting visas because the officer has to be really patient with me in order to scan my fingerprint. I feel bad and nervous always!). Great tips, I will put them to use!

    1. Ahh I can totally relate, I wish people were more understanding and patient. I think there should be more awareness about our condition so we wouldn’t feel ashamed of it. Thank you, Ney for stopping by.

    1. Hello Kyra,
      Your Nan is a wise woman☺️. In the summer after sunbathing I apply it on wet skin(after a shower) and my skin feels so smooth.
      Thank you for stopping by.

    1. Thank you, Charity. I feel for you. I hope this year winter doesn’t last long thus our skin gets a rest faster ☺️.

  5. Thank you for all these tips. I also have very dry skin and sometimes I skip the body cream after the shower which is a huge mistake. Natural oils work best for me too, coconut oil as well as cocoa butter.
    Anda
    travelforawhile.com

  6. These are some great tips for anyone who struggles with sensitive skin. Luckily my skin isn’t sensitive so I can get away with using pretty much any product I like, but I do know people with sensitive skin so I’ll direct them to this post as it contains lots of useful information and tips 🙂

  7. I can totally relate to this post! I went from oily to totally dry skin and struggle with dry skin especially on my hands. Thank you for these wonderful tips! xxx

    1. I am sorry you are going through this as well Ashley. I hope you are keeping yourself moisturized 😊. Thank you for your kind words.

    1. Hey Paulina, I feel for you. I hope winter doesn’t last long so our skin gets a bit of a break❤. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  8. I fully agree with you hair care tips on this I always really struggle with a bad scalp if I use way too many hair products. I have to be careful with what soaps I use on my face also x

    Kayleigh Zara

    1. Hello Kayleigh. I can totally relate. I would love to be able to style my hair using different products but I can’t, those flakes appear right away. We should stay strong ❤. Thank you for visiting.

  9. My skin is terrible, I think its eczema on my hands and neck as they get irritated easily. My legs get so dry and flaky yet my face and scalp are super oily. Thank you for the tips, I’ll be sure to do some research and avoid super hot water, i’m really bad at that. 🙂

    1. Hello Katelyn and thanks for stopping by. I hope it is not eczema but if it is there are ways to control it. This season my hand are not very bad since I use gloves for everything. In the shower I love hot water I just avoid using it on my scalp. This extra work is tiring but it does show results. ❤

    1. Hey Sophie, you are one of the lucky ones 😊. My skin is getting worse than when I was younger. I didn’t use to put eye cream before I was 25 and since then I have been applying twice a day😊. Thank you for visiting.

  10. Yes! I can relate to this article 🙂
    I was suffering from eczema and acne on my face before. I tried many products to know what suitable to me but it gave me trauma as I always experience itchy/stung feeling.
    I tried the facial spa and I also tried to go to derma but nothing happens.
    Then, it comes to my mind that I need something gentle products like skincare for the baby and, found out this Cetaphil facial wash which is it save my life. I always wash my face 3 times a day with Cetaphil, I switch the hot water to cold water, I use a lot of moisturizer with SPF, drink plenty of water then voila! my skin is not bad now.

    1. Hey Elora,
      I totally feel for the struggle you had to go through. I also use some baby products such as soap and shower gel, and the difference I see is huge but not all products work for everyone. This is where the consumer is stuck and has to try so as to see what works, I think ALL products should have a sample available on request at all stores where these products are sold. This will help people with sensitive skin like you and me avoid plenty of hassle, let’s not speak of the money wasted.
      I am so happy you found what works for you. Congrats on not giving up. Thank you for visiting and sharing your story. Come back again😊

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thank you for your kind words. I can relate to your struggle, unfortunately people like you and me have to be extra careful paying attention to ourselves and details that might irritate our skin. Sometimes I get a bit jealous of people that do not have to be so detailed about the temperature of the water, what product to use while showering and after, and then I just remember that we are just EXTRA SPECIAL that’s why 😊. Thank you for stopping by, come again at any time.

    1. Hello there,
      At first, I didn’t either and I was getting frustrated when I got those flakes then I tried warm water instead of hot. Another thing that irritates my skin is the rainy water if drops fall on my skin I get red spots. If you have sensitive skin and/or scalp you should most definitely try reducing the water temperature while showering. Let me know when you try! Thanks for visiting and commenting 😊

    1. Hey Fadima, unfortunately we are the unlucky ones😊. Great to hear you apply those tips. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Come back again😊

  11. Such a great post! I’ve always struggled with skin issues (sometimes being too dry, then being too oily) so this was very informative! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Those changes can be so irritating, I get them on my face when seasons change and I hate them. I am glad you found the post informative. Thank you, Eena for commenting and visiting.

    1. I have made applying cream on my hands before bed a part of my routine. Sometimes I wished I didn’t have to. After applying moisturizer before bed, you will see a great improvement in the morning Signe. Thank you, for dropping by😊

  12. Thanks for the read! I actually suffer from eczema myself. Truly feel your pain. Hated using moisturizers since I tend to do a lot of handworks. Which could get in the way most of the time. But one day I just got fed up with it and applied moisturizers every few hours. That pretty much does the healing all on its own.

    1. I see how moisturizing can get on the way of handwork, I sometimes get annoyed too when I forget that I have applied cream and then everything gets oily. Thank you, Antony, for stopping by and sharing your struggle.

    1. I totally agree, Ellie. I wish someone had shared this info with me before I spent so much time, effort and money. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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