Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin

The top 4 major ingredients to look out for in skin care products

Last week on our blog we wrote about how you can tell if you have sensitive skin and what should do to help relieve the symptoms. If you do have sensitive skin then you probably know or have experienced flare ups from certain skin care products and this could be because of the ingredients used.

Generally speaking, living a normal life with sensitive can be tricky, but it can be made easier if you understand the ingredients inside the products you use or the food you eat.

When it comes to skin care, not knowing the ingredients that are safe to use for sensitive skin types and conditions like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea could quickly and easily trigger an irritation or flare up.

Here are some ingredients to AVOID:

Scents in skin care products are not necessary. They are just there to entice the consumer. Synthetic fragrances can cause the inner layer of the skin to weaken and also cause skin inflammation. Since these fragrances are not needed, you might as well choose fragrant-free products.

Alcohol can strip away the natural moisture of your skin. This can lead to your skin being so dry, itchy and irritated. A lot of creams and toners have alcohol so make sure to read the label properly.

3. Chemicals Found in Sunscreen
Chemical ingredients like Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Homosalate, Octisalate, and Octocrylene are used to protect our skin from UV rays. However, this is applicable if you have normal skin. But for people who have sensitive skin, these chemicals can cause major irritation. There are different sunscreens available in the market that doesn’t have these chemicals.

4.Surfactants like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl sulfate
These ingredients are often used in shampoos, skin cleansers, toothpastes and detergents. It makes these household and skin care products to be foamy. However, studies show that these surfactants are major cause of skin irritation.

These are the major ingredients to look out for. There are some ingredients that can still trigger your sensitive skin. Even natural products can do this especially if you are allergic to that natural ingredient. Make sure to read the labels of the products that you buy. And before buying, it’s important to apply a small amount of the product to your skin and see if you’ll have an allergic reaction or irritation.

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