Just about everyone at one point in their life will experience sensitive skin in one capacity or another. Sensitive skin (or sensitized skin, we should say) can be caused by a wide array of factors that range from a genetic predisposition to thin and irritable skin to more controllable factors like poor diet, and weak skincare routines. Whatever the case is, you’re in luck and there is hope! Say goodbye to easily irritable sensitive skin with these tips from Moraz that are sure to help your skin become healthier and less sensitive.
Do you have sensitive skin or sensitized skin? What’s the difference?
Okay, so full disclosure, there’s a difference between being born with sensitive skin and developing sensitive skin throughout your life as a result of external factors. Essentially, that’s the difference between sensitive and sensitized skin. With sensitive skin, you’re born with it, much like you are any other skin or health condition. On the other hand, sensitized skin is skin that has become thinner and more irritable over time due to a multitude of causes like sun exposure, what your diet consists of (you are what you eat, eh?), and some factors that are out of your control like toxins and pollutants in the air.
How to Treat Sensitized Skin
While sensitive and sensitized skin can be uncomfortable to live with, fortunately, you do not have to resign yourself to live with irritated and red skin forever. There are ways to care for your skin that will nurture your already soft skin while protecting it from further irritation.
#1 Use a Gentle Cleanser
Washing your face, even when you have easily irritable and sensitized skin, is a must! But instead of reaching for the bar of hand soap or using a generic facial cleaner, use a gentle cleanser that will get the job done without leaving your face red, itchy, or uncomfortable. We recommend this Facial Cleansing Gel from the Moraz Plus line. It’s a gentle cleanser that is perfect for all skin types: dry, oily, and combination and it is formulated with chamomile extract to help curb inflammation.
#2 Use a Facial Serum to Enrich and Repair Skin
As we mentioned earlier in this post, sensitized skin can be the result of a lack of nutrients either from the food you eat or even just a genetic predisposition, so it’s important to enrich and nourish your skin as much as possible. We recommend you do that with a skin booster serum that is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids to help protect your skin. This will also help you curb those early signs of aging in the process.
# 3 Use a Moisturizer
A good moisturizer will be soothing and hydrating — both of which you need when you feel sensitive and red. Wearing a moisturizer that is made for sensitive skin will have the added nutrients that you need: vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter, etc.
# 4 Wear Sunscreen
We say this all the time and we cannot stress it enough, but sunscreen is important to wear every single day — no matter the season — because the sun’s UV rays can cause a wide array of skin conditions from a heightened sensitivity to cancer-causing free radicals.