Published: June 19, 2017
Sensitive skin is far from uncommon in today’s world. As the skin care industry becomes more advanced, we’ve been able to find a lot of causes related to sensitive skin issues. Now, if you have sensitive skin that’s also dry you’re (again) not alone. We know it can be a bit difficult to determine steps to take in soothing dry, sensitive skin. Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you so if you’re fighting both of these skin issues combined you’re exactly where you need to be. There are a few tips to helping you to soothe dry and sensitive skin and the best part is they’re not as tricky as you may think.
Switch Your Skin Care Products
More often than not the skin care products you use could be doing more harm than good when you have dry, sensitive skin. The best place to start when you’re trying to soothe this skin condition is to swap out your skin care products. Using products that are gentle, fragrance free and as natural as possible can give you a lot of instant soothing effect. Take a look at your current skin care products, if you find that your skin feels irritated or red after use it’s definitely time to make a switch. If you’re finding that your skin isn’t feeling soothed after, that’s also a sight to make some changes. Of course, when choosing new skin care products you want to focus on products that are geared towards your skin type for the best results.
Add a Soothing Serum to your Routine
In addition to using skin care products that are gentle and soothing in your typical skin care routine, it’s also suggested to add a soothing serum into your daily routine. Serums are great for their antioxidant ingredients, giving the skin a lot of soothing effect in addition to repairing the skin. As mentioned, you’re going to want to choose a serum that’s loaded with a heavy source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help the skin to repair and heal itself, giving that great soothing effect. Plus, serums are great for balancing sensitive skin in a healthy way. On top of all that, serums can be great for locking in extra moisture to the skin so when you’re experiencing a lot of dryness this is huge.
Turn the Heat Down
Dry, sensitive skin can feel, well…sensitive and dry. As much as so many of us like nothing more than hopping into a hot shower that’s one of the worst things you can do when you’re struggling with this skin condition. It’s time to turn the heat down, and by that we mean the water temperature. You don’t have to take a cold shower, but you want to be sure to avoid hot temperatures. Hot water temperatures can cause the skin to become even more sensitive and dry because it strips the skin of its natural oils. When our skin is stripped of its natural oil it often results in skin that feels very sensitive, tight and dry.