Avoid dryness and skin flare-ups
According to a study, 71 percent of adults claim to have sensitive skin, which can manifest in various forms such as redness, itching, cracks, and dryness.
Skin sensitivity can be triggered by several factors, including skin conditions like eczema, exposure to certain metals, cosmetics, specific foods, humidity, sweat, dust, weather, and others.
While consulting a dermatologist is the best approach to address these conditions, it’s also important to know what you can do to prevent flare-ups. In this list, we’ll share tips on how you can keep your sensitive skin stress-free, including better wardrobe options, dermatologist-tested formulas, and how to keep your skin hydrated in hot weather.
Drink plenty of water
News flash: Consuming at least eight glasses of water a day not only helps prevent overheating but also keeps your skin moisturized from within. We suggest carrying a cute water container with you at work or home to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Opt for a mild cleanser
Sweat, dirt, and oil buildup can cause breakouts and skin irritation. We recommend washing your face and body twice a day with lukewarm water (not hot) and a gentle, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic cleanser like Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash. This wash boasts the Triple Oat Formula, which leaves the skin smooth and moisturized.
Moisturize instead of scratching
Due to the heat, dry skin is inevitable, and this may tempt you to scratch all over. To avoid flare-ups caused by heat, apply a dermatologically-tested gentle moisturizer at least once a day to prevent flaky skin. Aveeno’s Skin Relief Lotion can relieve itchy skin in as fast as 60 seconds and provide long-lasting hydration for 72 hours with its Triple Oat skin-nourishing properties.
Protect against UVA and UVB rays
Given the active ingredients in our skincare products, it’s crucial to shield the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, is non-comedogenic, oil-free, paba-aminobenzoic acid-free, and water-resistant, especially when swimming. We recommend Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++. It features Helioplex Technology, ensuring sun protection that remains effective against UVA and UVB damage.
Choose lightweight clothing
Opt for lightweight, hypoallergenic, and highly absorbent clothing, such as linen. Linen clothes are breathable, regulating temperature, reducing sweat, and preventing clogged pores, thus helping to avoid skin irritation. Check out these pieces from Cariño, a brand that creates timeless clothing using 90 percent upcycled materials.