Sensitive skin is increasing, with millions of people complaining of various reactions with products they used to use. Great, youthful, beautiful skin starts with washing your sensitive skin with the right cleanser.
A gentle soap-free cleanser is a must that won't strip your skin of vital nutrients and natural oils. Your skin type should determine which cleanser you should use.
Dermatologists agree certain ingredients are irritating to sensitive skin and may cause problems. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is one such ingredient. This foaming chemical is actually a harsh detergent and may be too irritating for your sensitive skin. Opt for an SLS-free/soap-free cleanser that is preferably free of plant ingredients. Plants or botanicals, extracts, and essential oils often have side effects. Remember most medicinal drugs are derived from plants.
Make sure to wash your face at night to remove build-up debris, makeup and pollutants. A morning cleanse can also help your skin be fresh and ready for makeup and the day.
Never use very hot or very cold water to rinse. A lukewarm temperature feels more comfortable on the skin and is preferred. Extremes of water temperature may cause broken capillaries. Always dry your skin with a soft cloth and don't rub but gently dab to dry.