If it feels like no matter how much moisturizer you slather on, your face still looks blotchy, irritated and dry, there's a good reason.
Our skin naturally loses moisture and gets thinner as we age, causing it to become much more fragile and susceptible to inflammation. But you don't have to see red. These three brilliant solutions can help keep your skin flare-up free.
The Dermatologist Diagnosis for Dry Skin
An easy way to stop adverse reactions is to avoid what triggers them. Steer clear of long, hot showers and cleansers containing solvents like mineral oil or petrolatum, which can strip you skin of its natural oils, drying it out and causing reddiness. Toss any skincare products with artificial dyes and fragrances, as both are common irritants.
The Makeup Trick
Brushes can hold bacteria, which can cause aggravations to recur. Instead, use disposable sponges you can toss after each use. And keep a skin correcting powder on hand to spot treat blotches. One posnick likes: physicians formula mineral wear talc-free mineral correcting powder. Swirl together the three shades pink (to brighten), yellow (to mask redness) and brush it on the affect area.
The Home Remedy
Apparently, milk does a body and itchy, irritated skin good. When your skin is inflamed, its pH has become either too acidic or too basic, which causes a burring or stinging sensation. the protein found in cow's milk neutralize this imbalance, helping to restore normal pH levels and calm your complexion. Also, lactic acid a key chemical found in milk gently dissolves dry, dead skin cells to reveal fresher looking skin. Once a week, soak a soft cloth in a cup of cold milk (any kind will do), gently wring it out and place it over you face for 15 minutes.
The product fix
Nip sensitivity in the bud with these soothing, hydrating picks. To remove impurities with out over drying, use this cream cleanser. It contains aloe that hydrates and helps relieve irritation.
The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Facial Wash.
Smooth on this face cream with glycerin to moisturize, allantoin to promote healing and bisabolol, a calming chamomile derivative.
Simple sensitive skin experts vital vitamin day cream SPF 15.