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Tips to caring for sensitive skin

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Article was written by Bona staff writer - Limpho Nonkonyane

With the numerous types of skin care products available, creating or maintaining a skincare routine that is appropriate for your skin can be difficult.

Having sensitive skin means that there are products you cannot apply, as your skin can have a bad reaction. Sensitive skin can, however, also be caused by the environment. In this article, we will look at ways to care for sensitive skin.

The SELF information hub highlights the difficulties of dealing with sensitive skin, including negative reactions and unpredictable reactions. People with sensitive skin may use irritating goods excessively or have skin disorders such as rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema.

While it is impossible to totally avoid these responses, there are techniques to limit their frequency and keep your skin healthy.

Global skincare brand Cetapil provides 5 tips which you can use to take care of your sensitive skin:

  1. Be gentle whilst cleansing: Be sure not to over-wash, as this can lead to dryness and irritation. Cleansing your face once in the morning and once in the evening should be enough.
  2. Moisturise: Sensitive skin can benefit from light moisturisers that promote hydration and restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier while avoiding unnecessary components such as colours and aroma.
  3. Avoid skin triggers: The above-mentioned source adds that when you have sensitive skin, you should pay attention to what is causing your skin problem, which could be specific textiles or prolonged sun exposure.
  4. Wear sunscreen: UV exposure can have a major impact on sensitive skin, so it’s critical to use sunscreen after moisturising on a regular basis or to use an SPF-containing daily moisturiser.
  5. Exfoliate regularly: Regular use of sensitive skincare products is essential for preserving healthy, beautiful skin.

This article first appeared on Bona

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