How To Manage Sensitive Skin

Your skin is one of your most important organs and just like any other organ, it can suffer from defects ranging from mild to severe. Sensitive skin is particularly challenging because it leaves you more vulnerable to bruising, your nerves experience sensations more acutely, you suffer frequent rashes and your skincare options are severely limited.

 

The good news is, sensitive skin can be managed quite easily, naturally. Here are some tips that can help make your skin glow, and help make you more comfortable in it: 

 

Drink Lots Of Water

 

Dry skin is thinner and therefore more sensitive. A good way to improve the condition of your skin is to drink lots of water, at least 32 ounces a day. Hydrating your skin makes it look plumper and healthier, from the inside out. 

 

Protect Yourself From The Sun

 

Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, particularly during peak periods between 10am and 3pm, can cause severe damage to the skin. If you have sensitive skin, try as much as possible to protect yourself from harsh sunlight. Wear sunscreen and find shade wherever possible. 

Stay Away From Detergents And Astringents

 

Detergents and astringents contain harsh chemicals that wear down your skin's natural protection, even though they make you feel squeaky clean. If you must use these products, look for ones that use less harsh chemicals. 

Make Use Of Moisturizers

 

A great way to manage sensitive skin is to use a moisturizer. Moisturizers strengthen the bond between your cells, making your skin less vulnerable to irritants. If you have an oily skin, use silicon-based moisturizers. 

Be Mindful Of Your Diet

 

You are, quite literally, what you eat. Your diet plays a very important role in the appearance and health of your skin. Healthy foods including fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals that can help your skin glow naturally.