Body Care Routines for Sensitive Skin
Do you ever wonder if you might have sensitive skin? Perhaps your skin behaves unpredictably some days. Sensitive skin refers to a broad range of skin types and skin behavior.
Common Signs of Sensitive Skin
- Inflammation (visible as redness, swelling, or red blotchy patches)
- Dry patches
- Sensitive to sun
- Prickling or burning
- Tendency to rash
- Irritation when using typical beauty products
Skin changes over time. You may transition between normal skin to sensitive skin, then back to normal skin again, several times in your lifetime.
Highly tolerant skin is resistant to weather changes, temperature changes, hormonal changes, and lifestyle disruptions. Skin tolerant to these changes is not necessarily blemish-free. Rather, it means that the skin remains stable over time, even when unexpected imbalances happen.
Less tolerant skin, simply described as sensitive skin, is skin that reacts to various products, or changes in weather, temperature, hormones, and stress.
With sensitive skin, it can be hard to identify exactly what is triggering it today. Here are some care tips if you have sensitive skin.
Fragrance-Free Body Care for Sensitive Skin
Many items are labeled as unscented— but did you know they can contain irritating substances called masking agents? Masking agents are substances which neutralize or mask the smell of other ingredients. The term unscented simply means that it does not smell of the ingredients it contains.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created labeling standards to inform consumers. Protect yourself if you have an allergy or sensitivity, and choose fragrance-free products, which are verified to be free of chemicals that create or mask a scent.
Why do scents irritate? Simply put, the ingredients which make a product smell nice, may not be ones which benefit your skin and body health. Most on-shelf skincare products include smells that are a blend of natural and synthetic ingredients.
If you are not ready to give up a nice smell yet, start by trying products that are naturally scented, such as with essential oils. If there is no improvement, switch to products which are fully fragrance-free.
Sade Baron Body Care is naturally crafted to be irritant-free. This set focuses on the essentials of natural hydration without irritating substances.
Use Vegan Body Care
Generally, vegan body care avoids ingredients which are synthetic, which may be irritating to skin, and whose production can hurt our earth.
Furthermore, many vegan creators and companies are motivated to create vegan products, because of prior experiences with sensitivity or irritation.
Look for skincare brands that are transparent in their labeling. Ensure that the items are meant to be used by your specific skin type.
Natural, vegan products may not last as long before expiring. Be sure to read the labels carefully, as you will often need to use the products within 1 year or less. These products contain fewer preservatives and chemicals.
Our Sensitive Skin Body Care Set combines several of our products that at its purest. Without fillers and chemicals.
Change your Laundry Detergent and Home Cleaners
Laundry detergents and dryer sheets which smell nice, may be a factor in irritating your skin. This also includes dishwashing fluids, home cleaning agents, or smell-eliminating sprays.
Often, harsh chemicals are touted to have powerful cleaning, antibacterial effects. The same antibacterial properties that kill germs can also kill healthy bacteria on your skin. Our skin has a balance of good bacteria to keep it healthy.
Traditional cleaning solutions created using using vinegar or lemon juice are proven to be effective for everyday cleaning. Being gentler, and more natural, they prevent you from frequent, regular exposure to extremely harsh chemicals.
Save the harsh chemicals for those special deep cleans, and be sure to wear protective gear, like gloves and aprons.
Consider the Impact of Sunlight
Are you getting too much, or too little?
For some, sun exposure can create breakouts or inflammation. This type of sensitivity, is known as being photosensitive. Reducing your exposure to sunlight can help. Always wear sunscreen when going outside, or bring along a wide-brimmed hat.
For others, sunlight may be an essential part of your routine that you are missing. Prolonged hours in indoor environments and lack of exercise or fresh air have a negative impact on your health. If you do not enjoy much outdoor experiences, consider adding walks to your day.
Eat Nutritiously and Regularly
What do you eat?
Eating healthy is required for successful immune systems. Drinking sugary beverages, consuming too much alcohol and drugs, or eating at irregular times of the day are all contributors to an imbalanced immune system. These imbalances can show up on your skin.
Switching to a regular, nutritionally balanced diet with less sugar, and less greasy or instant ingredients, can produce improvements in skin quality in less than 7 days.
Do you have allergies?
Skin sensitivity can be a symptom of allergic reactions. It is possible that your body is experiencing reactions to an unknown allergen. Begin exploring your body's reaction.
Sensitivity occurs at the same time every year. This could be signs of a pollen allergy.
Sensitivity occurs during a day when you have consumed milk. This could be signs of a lactose intolerance.
Sensitivity occurs at the same time you have other discomfort. This includes gastrointestinal discomfort, itchy eyes, sneezing, shortness of breath, cough.