Skin irritation is frustrating to experience. Not only can the irritation cause discomfort, but it can also weaken your self-confidence. Within this article, we will list out top 3 tips to help calm your irritated skin.
The factors that play a role
There are various factors that can lead to sensitive skin like underlying conditions, hormones, weather, or even the products you’re using. Don’t fret, you aren’t alone! We’ve all experienced skin irritation at one point or another. Remember, no one’s skin is perfect at all times! The most important things is to not allow this one bump in your skincare journey to destroy all the confidence you’ve built. No matter what reaction your skin might experience, you are BEAUTIFUL!
Tips & Tricks
Below, we will list a few tips and tricks to help soothe your irritation and hopefully heal the damage.
1. Go Back to the Basics
Cut down your regime and head back to the basics! If you are experiencing extreme irritation, it could actually be the products you’re using. We feel skincare routines just get longer as the years go on.
Eliminate a few steps in your skincare routine, and stick to your tried-and-trues. We all become equally distracted by the ads and marketing emails we receive from brands and stores like Ulta and Sephora. However, we can’t stress how important it is NOT to implement new products into your routine your skin doesn’t actually need.
Just because it’s “new” or “top-rated” doesn’t mean it’s right for you!
Makeup remover, a gentle face wash, a moisturizer, and SPF is what we recommend using daily until your skin calms down. Then, slowly add in additional steps and products. Pay attention to ingredients and stay away from fragrances.
A pro tip?
Try not to over-exfoliate as this could cause an irritated appearance! We suggest staying away from any exfoliators or scrubs if you’re experiencing irritation. Let your skin heal!
2. Discover Your Triggers
It could be a product, a food item, or even your environment. Establish what triggers your flare-ups and try and limit them as much as possible. Not only can certain ingredients within your products be causing irritation, but so can ingredients within your diet! A good way to establish what might lead to a reaction is to keep a food journal. With skin conditions such as rosacea, things like alcohol, spicy foods and hot items are common triggers.
3. Contact Your Dermatologist
When in doubt, reach out! There are skin specialists for a reason, and that’s because they specialize in skin studies. Unfortunately, sometimes we do more harm than good! Attempting to diagnose the situation ourselves can lead to making it worse, where we try products that aren’t meant for our skin type. Often, our skin irritation is actually an underlying condition, for example rosacea or eczema. Contacting a dermatologist can help you get a personalized diagnosis, skincare routine, and sometimes- a lifestyle change.
What our skin shows
Our skin can show more than what we realize, it is a direct representation of what we put on and into our bodies! Don’t forget to breathe, relax, and refresh. More normally than not, stress can actually lead to flare-ups and breakouts. If you’re experiencing irritated, sensitive skin, we highly suggest focusing on your self-care. Relieve your body of stress, practice your affirmations and remind yourself you are BEAUTIFUL! Love the skin you are in, even with all of its ups and downs, it’s the only one you have.
I’ve linked a few skincare products that have worked well on my sensitive skin over the years! What’s some your favorite skincare products for sensitive skin?
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