Sensible Solutions for Sensitive Skin

exfoliationChoosing your skin care products when having sensitive skin can be a daunting task.  There are many different ingredients that may trigger a painful reaction from your skin.

Our expert contributor shares with us these simple tips for choosing beauty products to use on your sensitive skin.

Sensible Solutions for Sensitive Skin

Here’s the good news if you have sensitive skin, you’re not alone, about 60% of people believe that they have sensitive skin. Here are 3 quick and easy tips to soothe your troubled skin.

1. Select a simple facial cleansing regimen, free of abrasive ingredients. Consider using a micellar cleansing water, which serves as a gentle cleanser, rinse, and softening lotion. Other simple cleansers include facial towelettes with ingredients like cucumber, chamomile, or aloe vera to soothe easily irritated skin. Avoid using cleansing products that are labeled scrubs or exfoliators which can over stimulate and aggravate a sensitive condition.

2. Choose products that are fragrance-free, since fragrance is a key irritant for skin sensitivity. Always apply a fragrance-free moisturizer after cleansing, as this will hydrate your skin and prevent burning that may be associated with dehydrated skin.

3. When it comes to cosmetic choices, consider using a mineral powder makeup with a natural formula. Mineral powder is a great choice because one can build the coverage, concealing any redness caused by sensitivities, and offering treatment benefits through natural healing minerals. Make sure to avoid products that contain talc, and look for labeling that indicates hypo-allergenic or fragrance free.

Following a few easy guidelines will provide you with sensible solutions for sensitive skin, and help you gently put your best face forward!

Rebecca Herrera, Beauty Industry Consultant/Keynote Speaker, Speaking of Beauty LLC


  1. Verner Welsh

    your suggestions make sense, but are you aware that in the skin care and cosmetic world fragrance free is very seldom fragrance free. There are no FDA guidelines and companies are allowed to use masking fragrances to cover up the ingredients and still call it fragrance free. My experience conclude some companies have a heavier hand than others when it comes to masking fragrances. It is still very difficult for the consumer to find appropriate skin care for sensitive skin.

  2. Thanks for publishing the tip, and I’ll look forward to reading more great beauty advice…

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