Thursday, January 13, 2011

How To Calm Sensitive Skin

Wash face with a fragrance-and soap-free cleansers. If you have oily or combination skin, a milk consistency is best, while a creamy formula is ideal for dry skin. Then rinse with lukewarm water. Blot your face gently with a towel til skin is slightly damp. No need for a toner.

Protect your skin by smoothing on a fragrance-free, broad spectrum SPF 30 mositurizer for sensitive skin. If you're prone to redness, choose for the one that contains feverfew, bisabolol or lichochalcone to calm skin. If your lotion doesn't contain sunscreen, apply one that has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which are less likely to cause a reaction than other sunscreens on top of your moisturizer.

Treat your skin at night by applying a moisturizer to clean skin. Soothe it by choosing a lotion with ceramides which help repair the skin's barrier. To treat lines and wrinkles, pick a moisturizer for sensitive skin that contains retinol. If it irritates, try one with kinetin or peptides which are gentler anti-aging ingredients. To reduce breakouts, use an acne-treatment lotion with no more than 2% salicyclic acid.