Tips to Restore Sensitive, Dry Skin

Key things to keep in mind during National Healthy Skin Month

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

November 17, 2020

Skin health is determined by the state of the moisture barrier. If you have healthy-looking skin, that’s a good indication that you have a preserved skin barrier and if it’s not healthy and intact, your skin will tell you.

If you experience unpleasant sensations in response to stimuli that normally should not cause such sensations, you likely refer to your skin as “sensitive.” While some people are genetically predisposed to sensitive skin, others are 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 a high concentration of fragrances.

The good news is that there are steps you can take in everyday life to mitigate some of these factors. By making small changes in your home, you can actually create a restorative environment that helps improve overall well-being and the health of sensitive skin.

*Plants in the home can improve air quality by absorbing toxins and increasing moisture levels to nourish dry, sensitive skin.

*Selecting clothing and linens – and even face masks – made with gentle, natural materials (like cotton or bamboo) can mitigate irritation of sensitive skin.

*A daily regimen of gentle cleansing and moisturizing with ingredients designed to nourish and actually restore skin to a healthier state is key. Read the labels and check the ingredients in what you’re using.

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