As stated in my previous article Skin Types and Benefits of Aloe Vera for Your Skin; a sensitive skin is a characteristic associated to the three main skin types (Oily, Dry and Normal) or a combination of any of them. A sensitive skin reacts with skin blemishes, rashes, dermatitis or redness to any kind of emotional changes, dramatic variation of temperature or stress; these outbreaks usually disappear quite quickly, although they are still traumatic for some people. In some cases it is difficult to identify the main cause of this reaction, but the main factors are contact with certain chemicals, such as a strong soap or creams; atmospheric conditions such as pollution or sun exposure; allergies to specific food such as nuts and spicy foods and even circumstances that are more difficult to control such short periods of stress. In order to control and reduce these kind of episodes; it is vital to keep a record of the potential causes and try to avoid them if possible.
How to Look After a Sensitive Skin
- Use hypoallergenic and fragrance free products.
- Test the product: Use a small piece of cotton and wet a small amount of the product you will be using on your skin; rub it on your wrist and see if you skins reacts badly to it.
- Avoid long exposure to the sun
- Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and preferably oil-free.
- Don’t over-dry your face as this could case further irritation.
- Identify the cause of your allergy/reaction and avoid or reduce the contact or use.
- Don’t exfoliate your face.
- Avoid using harsh scrubs on your face or body.
- Use a natural product containing Aloe Vera: Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Cream is probably one of the best; You will find it on Amazon for as little as $3.61 and 5 out of 5 stars in customer reviews; however, I would recommend to read more reviews to make sure it is adapted to your specific circumstance.
Aloe Vera is a plant with many beneficial properties; this is the reason why it is commonly known as “medicinal aloe”; this plant normally grows in arid areas and it is commonly use to treat sunburn, acne, rosacea, oily and dry skin and other skin conditions.
Other articles related to Aloe Vera:
- What is Rosacea and How to Combat it with Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera for Acne, an Effective and Natural Remedy