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Reasons why your skin is suddenly sensitive

Fashion and Beauty - By Lolita Bunde | October 6th 2020 at 10:40:00 GMT +0300
Avoid mixing many products when cleansing your skin (Shutterstock)

It is every woman’s dream to have the perfect glowing ageless skin. We are tirelessly in search of the best skincare products that will help keep this dream alive.

However, sometimes even when we religiously follow these skincare routines and have the best products in hand, the perfect skin still remains a dream.

In some cases, your skin gets more sensitive and breakouts pop up. If you have found yourself in this position, here are reasons why your skin is suddenly sensitive:

Scrubbing your face too much

Scrubbing your face when getting rid of dead skin can leave you feeling fresh and your skin glowing but over scrubbing your face can leave it vulnerable to the elements. When you scrub your face a lot, the outer layer of your skin thins and cracks which can lead to sensitivity and inflammation. When exfoliating use simple circular motion, do not peel off the skin.

Using too many products

All it takes to take care of your skin is a simple routine and finding the best products that work best for your skin. Using more than one anti-aging product can leave your skin very sensitive. All these products compromise of chemicals meant to work differently on your skin, which means every time you mix and change products your skin suffers the brunt of adjusting to them. And as a result it grows more sensitive.

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Always use moisturizer after a hot shower (Shutterstock)

Skip the moisturizing step

Most ladies enjoy bathing in hot water, however you should wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot water can leave your skin dry and irritated, moisturizers help keep your skin hydrated and the best time to use them are after those long hot showers. Hot water also strips off the oily skin layer and this leaves your skin vulnerable to impurities and other pollutants.

Using the wrong cleanser

Cleansers are not only meant to remove makeup but they also remove dirt and other pore-clogging impurities and when you use the wrong one, it could have damaging effects to your skin. Skin textures are different and cleansers have different compositions that could be harsh on some skins more than others. They could strip off the natural oils and leave your skin dry and irritated. Always consult and go for the best cleanser for your skin.

Applying too much retinol

While retinol can help in reducing the fine lines in your face, using too much of this product can make your skin grow sensitive with time. Sometimes retinol can sting your skin during the first few weeks of use, when this happens stop using it to give your skin time to heal.

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