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Sensitive, rash prone skin is probably the worst of all the skin types.



Sensitive, rash prone skin is probably the worst of all the skin types.

Don’t worry, as a fellow sensitive type I too feel your pain. While everyone is experimenting with their makeup or BB creams you’re too terrified to switch up the routine you’ve finally found that doesn’t make your skin an angry red.

But there is some good news in all this, there are some things you can do to help sensitive skin.

1. Know that expensive products aren’t necessarily better.

One of the worst skin reactions I’ve ever had (and I’ve had quite a few) was from one of the most expensive skincare brands on the market.

I won’t name names, but I’ve learned to keep my skincare products simple. The more ingredients in a skincare product, the more likely you are to have a reaction with at least one of those ingredients.

Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Dove. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.

2. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Redness, irritation and itching, burning sensations can be caused by an underlying skin condition like rosacea, eczema or psoriasis not a product reaction.

Skin reactions can last days and months after the initial reaction, so scheduling an appointment with your GP or dermatologist can help in determining the cause of your irritation.

3. Avoid triggering ingredients.

If you’re not too terrified to experiment with new skincare products, make yourself familiar with the list of ingredients to avoid. And your skin will thank you for it.

Alpha hydroxy acid, benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A, and anything marked ‘skin lightening’ or ‘brightening’ can trigger irritation.

4. Be gentle

Rubbing and tugging the skin can actually re-trigger the reaction – and no one wants that. Since irritation also impairs the skins ability to heal, a gentle touch is required when cleansing and exfoliating.

Steer clear of granular exfoliants and look for nourishing skincare and body products. Dove’s Triple Moisturising Body Wash contains three moisturisers to help replenishment of the skin’s natural moisture level from within.

5. What not to do.

Avoid the four S’s: Saunas, Steam, Sweating and Super-hot showers. If you can also own an at-home cleansing device, it’s probably best to stop using it until irritation clears.


Some simple things to remember when it comes to skin care:

 If you have sensitive skin, what do you do to keep it healthy?

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*In the skin’s surface layers.