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sensitive skin

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday and Thanksgiving long weekend to my Canadian friends!

I've noticed when I meet with friends/family and or new friends, a lot of them have sensitive skin. They would often say they need to use more moisturizer or less on their face otherwise they'll breakout like crazy and the list goes on. Everyone's skin is different and reacts differently to certain products, it doesn't mean your skin is not manageable - it is with the right products and routine.

Here's one way you can treat sensitive/dry skin. 

Sensitive skin is usually thinner than most average skin, which could lead the skin to heat up more easily. The best way to cool down the skin is to do a rubber mask. Rubber masks allows all the nutrients to soak in the skin and prevent moisture/water from evaporating. All you have to do is mix the powder and add some water to make a thick paste. The mask will form into the shape of your face so you have every bit of your skin covered. It helps with toning, deep cleansing and clarifying your skin. They are also painless and easy to peel off. Once you're done, spray your face with a lotion based face mist (not a water based one since it'll evaporate and make your face dry) and dab it on (remember don't rub) followed by a moisturizer. Try this trick before you go to bed or if you have time in the morning before you apply make up. 

Here are some ways to prevent irritating sensitive skin:

  • Don't use hot water to wash your face
  • Avoid soap: Soaps can strip away the moisture and nutrients on your face. Use soap-free cleansers
  • Protect skin from sun damage: Being under the sun too long or without sunscreen can damage the skin throughout time. It will age you quicker, dehydrate the skin, cause sun spots and even skin cancer
  • Be gentle: Make sure you don't scrub your face hard or use harsh cleansing brushes. Try to dab/pat and gently exfoliate.
  • Avoid fragrances/perfumes. I know some people love to try nice smelling products, but sometime those contain the most chemicals. The fragrances can irritate the skin and cause dermatitis and other skin reactions. 
  • Don't use too many products. Try to use less than 4 products, or simply skip the primer foundation if you can :)

Let me know if you have other methods of treating dry/sensitive skin :)

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