Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology

631-732-9090Suffolk - Pt Jefferson Station
1500 Route 112 Bldg 6
Pt. Jefferson Sta., NY 11776

516-921-2294Nassau - Woodbury
169 Froehlich Farm Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797

7 Tips for Giving Sensitive Skin the Care It Needs

Published on July 5, 2019

Some people are born unlucky with their sensitive skin. While sensitive skin isn’t a bad thing, it is a bit inconvenient. Luckily there’s a lot you can do to give your skin the care it needs. Have a look at these tips and get cracking!

1. Go Back to the Basics

Simple works best when it comes to sensitive skin. Begin with your cleanser and forget about harsh ingredients, chemicals, perfumes, and dyes. Instead, try looking for soothing and gentle products which will work together with your skin’s natural pH balance. 

2. Remove Your Make-up Before You Sleep 

Every woman has days when the last thing on her mind before bed is removing makeup. However, removing makeup before going to bed is a good habit to cultivate. The skin can be irritated if you leave makeup on while you doze off. 

3. Use Protection While Out in the Sun 

 Sun protection is especially important for people who live with sensitive skin. Sun exposure can and will damage your skin while making it dry and age prematurely. If you do step out and the sun’s out, make sure you wear a good sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide, both of which are excellent at blocking UVA and UVB rays. 

If you can, try to limit your time in the sun when you’re out between 10 am and 3 pm because this is when the sun will be at its peak. 

4. Water is your Best Friend

Dry skin is thinner and more sensitive than usual. Drinking at least 32 ounces of water a day is a cost-effective and simple way of keeping your skin in tip-top shape. Hydrated skin is plumper and healthier than dry skin. Drinking water becomes more important the older we get.

5. Stay Away From Detergents and Astringents

Even though you might feel clean after using detergents and astringents, what’s really happening is that they’re breaking down the fats that protect your skin cells by forming a strong barrier. Use fragrance and detergent-free cleansers instead. Make sure you choose the least-harsh version of detergents whenever you shop.

6. Avoid Smoking 

Smoking has been linked to making people look older and also plays a large role in contributing to wrinkles. It narrows the tiny blood vessels present in the outermost layers, which decreases blood flow and makes the skin look more pale. This also has the side effect of depleting the skin of oxygen as well as nutrients which are important for skin health.

7. Deal With Your Stress in a Healthy Way 

Stress which isn’t dealt with healthily makes the skin sensitive and also triggers acne breakouts as well as other skin-related issues. Take steps to manage your mental health and your skin will benefit as well. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, and make time to do the things that you enjoy. All of this will contribute to your skin’s health in spectacular ways.

There are many other things you can do to give sensitive skin the care it needs. Start with these tips and then move on from there.

Contact Our Office

For excellent guidance on how to take care of your skin or if you want to learn more about the cosmetic options available to you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard Horlick today!

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