Living with sensitive skin can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Sensitive skin can suffer from redness, irritation, and itching, but there are steps you can take to help manage these symptoms and make life with sensitive skin more manageable.
First, it’s important to identify what substances may be causing your skin to react. Common irritants include harsh soaps, detergents, and fragrances, so try to find products with synthetic fragrances and dyes. I’ve seen first-hand how surfactants and foaming agents, sodium laurel and sodium laureth sulphate can cause problems. A client in one of my aromatherapy clinics used a shampoo containing ingredients which made her skin bright red and sore, and I experience reactions on the skin in my elbow creases.
Additionally, pay attention to the temperature of your shower water – hot water can strip natural oils from your skin and make it even more sensitive.
It’s also important to keep your skin hydrated. Moisturising regularly will help protect and soothe your skin. Look for products with natural skin loving ingredients, such as butters, oils and vegetable glycerin, which help moisturise your skin.
Finally, try to keep stress levels low. Stress can cause inflammation, so find ways to relax, whether it’s through yoga, meditation, listening to music, or even just getting a good night’s sleep.
Living with sensitive skin can be a challenge, but with proper care and maintenance, you can keep your skin healthy and happy.
Our Wee Bairns range is perfect for providing dry and sensitive skin with rich nourishment and is lovingly handcrafted to nourish and protect your skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and hydrated with cocoa and shea butters.
The Wee Bairns range is perfect for all skin types, so you don’t have to worry about sensitivity either! So, why not give our natural skincare products a try? You won’t be disappointed!