September 29, 2014

Don't be so Sensitive!

We all have a favorite tried and true product that has seen us through the years.  Whether it’s the perfect shade of lipstick or the flawless finish of a particular foundation, sometimes we may find that our love for a product goes unrequited. Over time, you may notice that the product you’ve been devoted to doesn’t love and your skin the way it used to. Don’t be so sensitive! Various internal and external factors may hinder the way the skin responds to different ingredients and may cause sensitivity resulting in some serious changes. When you’re skin deems a substance to be a threat, it will signal to you that it may be time to make a change. Some warning signs may include:  

-Burning or stinging
-Hives & Rashes
-Swelling & Puffiness

If your skin is prone to sensitivity, pay close attention to the ingredients that make up your products and cosmetics. Avoid any product with fragrance, additives and preservatives, parabens, and certain dyes.  Be sure to take caution with soap. Soap is extremely alkaline and may strip the skin of its moisture leaving it raw, itchy, and peeling. Lastly, if you are on any acne medication (especially those containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid), be sure to stay hydrated and keep your skin moist. 

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