Sensitive skin is the most unmanageable skin condition. It is more prone to skin allergy, itching, breakouts, sunburn and irritation. If you have sensitive skin then you are likely to get reactions with the use of cosmetic products. The reactions occur basically due to the presence of chemicals in the product. So, you need to be very careful while picking a cosmetic for your skin.
Well, not all products react with sensitive skin. You can choose products which contain very little or no harsh chemicals and are labeled as suited for sensitive skin. This is not all you can do for your sensitive skin, following home remedies may help to suppress sensitive skin related problems too. To help you on this, presenting here are some home remedies to tackle sensitive skin. Follow them and enjoy a problem-free skin forever.
Best Home Remedies For Sensitive Skin
Honey is a great natural moisturizer. Being a natural product, it does not irritate the skin. Neither will it cause any skin reaction. It works wonderfully on sensitive skin. Honey cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time. To use honey, mix it with yogurt and apply on the face.If you have sensitive skin combined to oily portions then application of the following face mask may help your skin. Take 4 tablespoons of clay powder and add it to a mixture of lemon pulp, honey and water. Mix all the ingredients and apply on the face. Leave it for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Choose Your Cosmetic Intelligently
Picking any cosmetic product from stores may not be skin friendly for those who have sensitive skin. So, you need to meticulously choose a product for your skin. Preferably, select those products which are mild and have low ph. If possible then use antibacterial soaps or face wash for sensitive skin. Use herbal toners which are free from alcohol, petrochemicals, and fragrance.
Also, while buying your cosmetic, check if it is labeled as hypoallergenic product (products that are free from coloring agent, alcohol and perfume). Even essential oil fragrance and natural coloring agents may trigger reaction in sensitive skin. Therefore, ensure that the product is also free from these ingredients.
Raw milk is an excellent toner for sensitive skin. As it is natural, milk hardly causes any reaction on sensitive skin. So, use milk instead of chemical toner that may be harmful for sensitive skin. To use milk, take few tablespoons of cold milk in a bowl. Dip a cotton pad into it and dab your face with it. Finally, cleanse your face with lukewarm water.
4. Wear Sunscream
As sensitive skin is susceptible to sun burn, it very essential to apply sun block while stepping out during sunny days. Even little bit of sun rays on your skin is enough to irritate it forming redness and patches. Never forget to wear sun block while leaving home. Sun block with minimum of SPF 15 is recommended for sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin accompanied by oiliness then applying oatmeal will help to remove extra shine and oil from your skin. To use oatmeal, grind some oatmeal and add an egg yolk into it.Mix them together in a bowl. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash off the mask with lukewarm water. Apply a mild lotion at the end to moisturize it.
6. Rose Clay Mask
Applying rose clay mask is a good way to pamper sensitive skin. It contains all the ingredients that perfectly suits sensitive skin. It contains oils that cleanses as well as moisturizes the skin. To prepare this mask, mix two tablespoon of avocado oil, one tablespoon of rose clay, one drop of chamomile essential oil, and one drop of rose essential oil.Add little bit of water to make a thick paste. Using a brush or spatula, apply the mask on the entire face. Let it dry for sometime and then wash off with lukewarm water.
7. Chocolate Face Mask
We all love to eat chocolates and so does our skin. Skin doesn’t really eat chocolates but absorbs the nutrients from it. Yes, chocolates can be used to prepare a fantastic face mask suited for sensitive skin. Chocolates help to reduce fine lines, scars, and also protect the skin from the harmful effect of sun ray and pollution.
All you need to prepare chocolate mask are: 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of mashed avocado, and 3 teaspoons of maize powder. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl nicely. Apply the paste on the entire face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
8. Mango Mask
Here is another yummy recipe which is not for your stomach but for your skin. We all know that mango is loaded with nutrients which is not only good for our health but also for our skin. Let’s learn the recipe of this fruity face mask without wasting any more time. Take a ripe mango, peel it and mash the pulp.Put one teaspoon of mango pulp in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of sugar to it. Rub the skin with this mixture. Now take rest of the mango pulp in another bowl and add 3 teaspoons of argan oil to it. Apply this mixture on the skin. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
9. Rose Water
Rose water is the best toner for sensitive skin. Being natural, it doesn’t cause any skin reaction. Moreover, rose water suits sensitive skin because it perfectly balances the ph of the skin without making it too oily or dry. Rose water also refreshes the skin providing a youthful glow on the face. It is very easy to use rose water.
After cleaning your face with soap or face wash, dab a cotton pad soaked in rose water on your face. Alternatively, pour some rose water in a spray bottle and spray the water on your face. Now you know how to take care of your sensitive skin. Pamper your skin with these home remedies and enjoy a baby soft skin.