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Sensitive skin will be lean, delicate with fine pores. It flushes easily, is prone to broken capillaries, is often allergic and may be rash. There are various levels of “sensitivity” from the skin, from quite sensitive to marginally sensitive. Pay attention to identify and determine the resistance of your skin.

About Sensitive Skin

Most of us have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is quite temperamental and doesn’t like surprises. It reacts to a lot of environmental aspects in an aggressive manner, it becomes red, swollen or itches due to exposure to sunlight, wind, too cold or too warm water, alkaline water and several others. It could respond easily to many ingredients in cosmetics, and in extreme cases, to substances around the home; and we aren’t talking allergies here. Some of the response of sensitive skin may be confused with some skin conditions such as: acne, eczema, sun damage and so forth. So you need to consult an expert if you believe that your skin is temperamental.

Though if you’ve got sensitive skin, nothing to worry, because with appropriate care, you can help your skin to get the ideal balance and look good for several years. Your skin has to be clean. Use a very gentle product twice per day and a mild toner, if desirable, right after. Your toner needs to be alcohol-free. You want to use a wealthy, but water-based moisturizer. Avoid greasy goods, lanolin, mineral oil, and other ingredients which may block your pores and cause black blemishes or heads. Although your skin is so fragile you can use exfoliating masks and a very gentle exfoliant once weekly. Avoid steam during facials, and generally speaking, avoid extreme temperatures changes. Hot tubs, saunas and steams can cause broken capillaries on your skin.

Face Massage

Facial massage is great for you, since it stimulates circulation and calms you muscles. Look to have facials at a prestigious day spa or spa where hygiene is paramount. If you have skin that is sensitive, you should go to a dermatologist.

It’s important to drink water to keep your system clean and hydrated. You will need to care for your nutrition to help your skin to get the ideal balance. Try to always eat fresh foods full of nutrients, such as our grandmothers used to. Some supplement of Omega-3 may benefit your skin. You can even consume this oil in flax seeds or poultry; among others. Choose butter over margarine and a bit of butter or olive oil is great for you.

Facial Mask

The aim of using a mask is to protect, soothe and fight inflammation and irritation on the skin. Sensitive skin needs very relaxing and refreshing ingredients that won’t shock or irritate it. At home you can use Aloe Vera with a few drops of blue lavender essential oil. To calm your skin, use natural products that contain calming ingredients such as chamomile, oatmeal, cornflower, milk and ginger.

For instance, sensitive skin oatmeal mask. You want a third of a cup of whole, raw oatmeal and one egg yolk. In a blender, grind the oatmeal to a fine powder. In a small bowl, combine the roasted oatmeal with the yolk into a paste. Apply mixture to clean skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. It’s far better to create this mask twice per month. Another version of oatmeal mask. Mix the oatmeal and an egg white. Let the mixture dry in your face, then gently wash off with a couple of splashes of warm water. Follow with a steaming washcloth into the face.

Homemade mask for sensitive skin

It helps reduce irritation, and it’s also great on skin that is moisturizing. You need 1 cup natural yogurt, 1/2 cup oatmeal. Mix the ingredients together. Apply to skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

You can also warm a little pot of honey in a double boiler then use it to your face. To be sure the honey isn’t too hot it’s a good idea to check it out on your hand . Leave the mask on your face for 15 minutes. Afterwards rinse with warm, then cool water.

This sensitive skin recipe leaves your skin softly scented and feeling like silk. Take 1 tbsp rose clay, 1-2 tsp avocado oil, 1 drop rose oil and 1 drop Roman chamomile oil. Mix ingredients. Use water, if needed, to create a paste. Use a bit more clay if too runny. Massage on face; wash off.