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dos-and-donts
02
Aug

ESSENTIAL DO’s & DON’Ts of SENSITIVE SKIN

DO’s

  • DO ALWAYS USE LUKEWARM WATER FOR FACE AND BODY.
  • DO ALWAYS USE A GENTLE CREAM BASED EXFOLIATOR WHICH HAS SMALL SOFT PARTICLES. ALSO EXFOLIATE ONLY ONCE A WEEK.
  • DO ALWAYS GO FOR GOOD QUALITY, HYPO-ALLERGIC, AND FRAGRANCE FREE SKINCARE PRODUCTS.
  • DO ALWAYS USE A LIGHT FRAGRANCE FREE MOISTURISER. PREFERABLY CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL WHILE CHOOSING A MOISTURISER.
  • DO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BODY HYDRATED WITH WATER.
  • DO ALWAYS PROVIDE EXTRA CARE TO YOUR SKIN DURING THE SEASONAL CHANGES.
  • DO ALWAYS PERFORM A SKIN PATCH TEST (lasting 48 hours) ON THE INNER SIDE OF YOUR WRIST OR BEHIND THE EAR BEFORE USING ANY NEW PRODUCT ON YOUR FACE.
  • DO ALWAYS TRY TO USE A MINERAL SUNSCREEN CONTAINING ZINC OXIDE OR TITANIUM DIOXIDE. (Chemical sunscreen ingredients such as oxybenzone, homosalate and octinoxate are toxic and well-known irritants.) IN FACT AVOID STEPPING OUT IN THE SUN DURING THE PEAK HOURS (When the sun is at its strongest.)
  • DO ALWAYS TRY TO WEAR FABRICS LIKE COTTON, LINEN ETC. ALSO ALWAYS TRY TO USE UNSCENTED & NATURAL LAUNDRY DETERGENT FOR YOUR CLOTHES.
  • DO ALWAYS USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT CATER TO YOUR SPECIFIC SKIN TYPE/ NEEDS. (Also only choose those skincare products which do not contain toxic/ harmful ingredients in them and are safe for use on human skin.)
  • DO ALWAYS CONSULT A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU HAVE SKIN IRRITATION/ REACTION.

 

 

DON’Ts

  • DON’T TAKE LONG SHOWERS/ BATHS. (Limit your shower time to around 10 minutes.)
  • DON’T USE CLEANSER/ FACE WASH EVERY DAY. INSTEAD ALTERNATE IT WITH CLEANSING MILK (One day face wash then the next day cleansing milk.) ALSO DON’T RUB YOUR FACE WHILE WASHING.
  • DON’T USE LOOFAH OR SPONGE FOR SCRUBBING. USE ONLY YOUR BARE HANDS OR FINGERS FOR SCRUBBING.
  • DON’T RUB UR FACE WHILE WIPING WITH A TOWEL JUST PAT IT DRY.
  • DON’T USE OR TRY TO LIMIT SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ALCOHOL, MENTHOL, CITRUS EXTRACTS AND SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS.
  • DON’T USE MULTIPLE BLADE RAZORS FOR SHAVING GO FOR SINGLE BLADE ONES AND DON’T USE FOAM BASED SHAVING CREAMS.
  • DON’T USE A SUNSCREEN WITH A HIGH SPF VALUE. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TRY NOT TO GO BEYOND SPF 30.
  • DON’T USE TOO MANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS. KEEP YOUR SKINCARE REGIME SPECIFIC YET SIMPLE.
  • DON’T CHANGE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FREQUENTLY UNLESS YOUR SKIN REACTS TO IT. ALSO ONLY CHANGE ONE SKINCARE PRODUCT AT A TIME. (For skin takes about 3-4 weeks to show any results/ signs of improvement.)
  • DON’T USE EXPIRED OR VERY OLD SKINCARE PRODUCTS AND DON’T SHARE SKINCARE/BEAUTY PRODUCTS.
  • DON’T FORGET TO REPLACE YOUR MAKE-UP SPONGES/ BRUSHES REGULARLY.

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