Healing Techniques for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can become easily irritated and bothersome, even painful. If you suffer from sensitive skin, take a look at the following tips from our panel of experts suggesting ways to heal and protect your skin.
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Rejuvenate sensitive skin with The Down to Earth Doctor’s Healing Soak recipe!
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Try out this lovely recipe for a bath I call The Healing Soak! In a standard bathtub filled with tolerable hot water add:
1 cup Epsom salts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon of Rose oil
1 teaspoon of Lavender oil
Soak in this mixture for at least 15 minutes, breathing deep and slowly, deliberately and increasingly letting go of all physical and mental stress with each exhalation.
Why is it healing?
The Epsom salts and hot water opens pores and acts as a mild detox. The olive oil helps to rejuvenate the skin’s natural oils. The Rose and Lavender oils are aromatic and help relax the nervous system and muscles to decrease wrinkles.The breathing/releasing exercise is extremely stress reducing.
Sunscreens that Protect and Heal
Choose the right sunscreen: The number one beauty tip for those with sensitive skin is to protect skin from the sun. Use a non-aggressive sun protection, such as physical sun blocks that contain zinc oxide and titanium oxide which can actually soothe the skin.
For sensitive skin, using a makeup primer with a little yellow in the undertone is key to helping conceal the redness caused by sensitive skin. Look for one designed specifically for sensitive skin, such as NeoCutis Journèe, which includes an added bonus of sun protection.
Keep your skin regimen simple and always use products that calm irritation and alleviate redness. NeoCutis makes a redness control serum called Peche, which reduces redness while soothing and hydrating sensitive skin.
Michael H. Gold, MD, Founder and medical director of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center, Gold Skin Care Center
What healing methods have you used to help soothe your sensitive skin?