Sensitive skin will never become normal skin, but with appropriate care, it will learn to react less, especially to the cold.
Against facial redness
The right gesture: limit the number of products. Often, reddened skin is “treated” like dry skin, and offered ultra-rich creams. However, better a suitable texture than several poorly chosen products.
Manual: “You may very well be content with a moisturizing serum to soothe your skin, explains Katerina Snizhko. As long as she answers the call when she needs more nutrition. And in this case, the right gesture may be to apply a nourishing mask in the evening, in a thin layer on the face, to leave on overnight. ”
During the day, to camouflage and treat at the same time, the BB and CC creams are perfectly suited. A light powder is enough to unify, and voila.
The right gesture: choose a specific care cream, as needed prescribed by the dermatologist. Then it is at the level of makeup that the choice is delicate: it must be chosen formulated hypoallergenic. If the redness is installed or debilitating, covering foundations may be recommended.
Their advantage: if they are tested hypoallergenic, it is that they must be suitable for potentially damaged skin, which can be the case for rosacea. Thus, for skin prone to rosacea, always sensitive, they are perfect because they are very well tolerated and very covering. However, we know how important being able to control the redness and hide it is from a social point of view.
Instructions for use: one covering foundation apply like a concealer, by touch, by patting gently.
The right gesture:discover the bandages gestures. These small accumulations of dead cells on the surface of the skin are mysterious. Young people are more often prone to it, and they mostly affect the face. Even if care is of course recommended to fade them, they disappear spontaneously.
Instructions for use: to blend, gently erase the scabwith a little gentle face scrub, using your fingertips.
Then apply, locally, a touch of rich cold-cream texture, as if you were making a mini mask. Preferably in the evening to have smooth skin in the morning.
Against skin discomfort in winter
The right thing to do: opt for the “anti-dry skin” diet. For the skin to be comfortable, it needs water but also lipids, in other words, fat. You should not therefore neglect, on your plate, the foods rich in essential fatty acids.
Directions: eat typical foods fatty fish (mackerel …), nuts (nuts,) and at each meal, the equivalent of 2 tbsp. to s. an oil rich in omega-3.
If your skin is dry and sensitive
The right gesture: zoom in on the star assets. To protect dry skin with a “screen” texture, several types of ingredients are possible.
“What works best are compounds derived from hydrocarbons which, of course, are not very glamorous,” says Christine Lafforgue, dermo-pharmacologist. But these ingredients are perfectly tolerated by the skin and they do not oxidize, so the formula does not need to be loaded with preservatives, which further limits the risk of reacting. “
Among these mineral ingredients, we therefore find Vaseline oil (paraffinum liquidum Where paraffinum solidum) or ozokerite for example.
Among the so-called natural active ingredients which are recommended for sensitive skin, there is shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil (which is actually a butter), waxes …
If your skin is reactive
The right gesture:do not use scented creams. Those with sensitive and reactive skin should be careful not to apply scented products.
“Even if avoiding perfume in a cream does not guarantee that we will not react to it, adds Christine Lafforgue. But we can say that, in perfumed products, there is approximately a 70% chance of finding one of the ingredients considered to be allergens by European regulations. “
Fragrances aren’t the only ingredients that make sensitive skin shiver. Amongst others ingredients to avoid, there is in the first place the alcohol, and also propylene glycol, butylene glycol, Cocamidopropyl betaine, resorcinol, trichloroacetic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids (the famous fruit acids). These ingredients are not necessarily to be banned, but in the case of sensitive skin, they should be avoided. Let us take the example of fruit acids: even if they are perfectly natural, their action consists in exfoliating the skin; they are therefore inherently irritating.
The right gesture: apply lip balm at will. The skin of the lips is devoid of sebaceous glands, and it needs to be protected. All the naturally fatty active ingredients are recommended: shea butter, coconut butter, apricot oil …
On the other hand, the skin of the face can be dry or mixed, or even oily. Objective: to nourish the lips without causing black dots on the contours.
“Apply lip balm as desired, taking care not to overflow,” advises Katerina Snizhko. Once a week, scrub all the way around, using gentle movements. If the lips are cracked, apply more products such as a mask overnight. “