Every Day Things To Consider When You Have Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin have to watch out for many everyday things that can cause flare-ups, acne breakouts and other conditions that can be very uncomfortable. Here are three things that you should consider:

1. Fabrics
Many people with sensitive skin can become itchy when they start wearing certain types of fabric. Certain clothes with harder fabrics can be rough on the skin, and the friction from wearing them can cause itchiness and rashes. There is also the possibility of the treatments used by manufacturing companies on the fabrics. This includes any dyes for fabric coloration, and resins used to make them wrinkle-resistant. You should also take into account where the clothes have been.

Remember that even if you brought them from a store, it may mean that other people have tried on these garments previously. This is why you should give your new clothes a quick wash before using them. Recommended fabrics for those with sensitive skin are cotton, silk, and viscose.

If you have certain skin conditions like eczema or various forms of dermatitis, you should use loose fitting clothes to avoid unwanted friction that can cause discomfort. Try to avoid creases and folds in the material as they can cause pressure sores on your body. Remember to wear clothes that feel comfortable in the weather you are in, and at the same time your body is protected from the sun.

2. Laundry Detergents
Laundry detergents are formulated not only to remove tough stains on clothes, but also to clean them. This means that different combinations of cleaning agents and harsh chemicals can be found in for home-use laundry detergents. Some people can get rashes caused by contact with harsh laundry detergents because its chemicals break down the skin’s protective oily layers, resulting in dryness and itchiness.

When choosing a laundry detergent, read the information found in the packaging to make sure that they are hypoallergenic, or are labeled safe with skin contact.

3. Exercise and Working Out
Exercising has a positive impact on your skin. Your sweat actually helps unclog your pores by removing any dirt and toxins. However, it’s still important to protect your skin when you are exercising, especially when you are prone to sensitivity, rashes, and acne.

Try to remove your makeup before working out as sweating and the chemicals from your makeup do not mix well.

Remember to wipe off any sweat from your face regularly during your exercise routine. You don’t want sweat build up on your face, because dirt and grime can cling onto the wetness and can linger when your sweat dries out.

After working out, try to shower and cleanse your face as soon as possible to remove any dirt buildup. This is particularly important when your skin gets red and irritated after exercising.

For more skincare tips, you can read more of Dr. Sims’ blog here.

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