Beautiful, healthy-looking skin is a reflection of overall good health. But it’s not just a question of how your skin looks — how it feels is just as important. If your skin is sensitive, you may experience symptoms that make you feel uncomfortable.
How do you know if you have sensitive skin?
Your skin flushes or turns red easily
You have itchiness or dryness
Beauty products or fragrances irritate your skin
You’re sensitive to sun or wind
You have broken capillaries on your face
Because your skin is affected by your internal health and your external environment, there are many potential causes for skin sensitivity — and many possible treatments.
Whether your sensitive skin is on your face, body or both, it helps to identify common triggers.
Everyday sensitive skin triggers
While some people are genetically predisposed to sensitive skin, others can be sensitized by their environment and lifestyle. Some factors that may trigger sensitive skin reactions include temperature or humidity changes, pollution or smoking, plus use of soaps, household or cosmetic products — especially those containing high concentration of fragrances.
The good news is, there are steps you can take in your everyday life to safeguard your skin against possible triggers.
Create restorative spaces
We’ve been spending a lot more time at home, so it’s worth evaluating your living space. Making small changes can create a more restorative environment to improve your overall well-being, including the health of your skin.
Humans are attracted to nature for a reason. Being in or around nature offers restorative benefits to your physical and emotional well-being. Here are four tips for bringing positive, natural elements into your environment and daily routine.
Grow plants ring more plants into your home, as they can improve indoor air quality by absorbing toxins and increasing moisture levels — which helps nourish dry, sensitive skin.
Stock up on gentle skincare se products specially created for sensitive skin. For example, Aveeno offers gentle cleansing and moisturizing products made from naturally derived ingredients — like oat — formulated to nourish, calm and restore skin so it looks and feels healthier. Oats have been used in skincare since ancient times for their ability to soothe and nourish skin, because they help:
Get choosy about fabrics elect clothing and linens — including face masks — made from gentle, natural materials (like cotton or bamboo).
Amp up your lighting ncrease natural lighting to boost vitamin D intake.
For National Healthy Skin Month this year, find new ways to improve your skin’s health and appearance. Visit Aveeno.com to find the right products for the health of your skin. (BPT)