Wrong skincare habits can make your skin dry and red. Sometimes you don’t know it’s the expensive products you use that are harming your skin.
While it’s true that overpriced products don’t make your skin better, it’s important to find the right treatment.
Here are skin care suggestions to help you limit and ‘erase’ allergies and redness. 1. Use ointment or cream instead of lotion Lotion quickly penetrates the skin, so it is recommended for normal skin. This is also the product to use during the summer months. For dry and sensitive skin, you should use creams because they provide a thicker barrier, helping the skin to stay hydrated. 2. Shower for 10 minutes Dermatologists say that showering for 5 to 10 minutes is just enough to clean and hydrate the skin. If you shower longer, wash your face with water more times, you will inadvertently remove the natural oils on the skin. The pores are opened and the water drains out of the body. You will then notice skin irritation and redness. In addition, bathing with hot, warm, and cold water all have their own benefits. If you don’t know which one is best for your skin, use warm water. 3. Don’t use ‘unscented’ skin care products. If you have sensitive skin, you should use ‘fragrance-free’ lotions, soaps and cleansers. They help minimize irritation and cause less allergic reactions. Be wary of products marked with the word ‘unscented’ as they often contain chemicals that irritate your skin. 4. Apply moisturizer right after bathing or washing your face The best time to apply moisturizer is while the skin is still damp. Do not use a towel to dry your face, but apply the cream immediately after washing. 5. Exfoliate Dermatologists do not recommend that people with sensitive skin use exfoliating products with massage beads and mechanical methods. It is better to use mild chemical exfoliants. If your skin feels dry after exfoliating, use a moisturizer right after. 6. Buy products with special soothing ingredients “Products containing niacinamide, sulfur, allantoin, caffeine, licorice root, chamomile, aloe, and cucumber can help reduce redness,” says dermatologists. In addition, experts also recommend using organic cleaners. 7. Shorten or pause your beauty routine If you are sure you do not have any skin disorders but your face is still irritated and red, it is time to limit your use of cosmetics and care products. You should research the ingredients of each type to know which ones are bad for your skin so you don’t buy them again next time. 8. Use the right sunscreen Some people are so allergic to sunscreen that they don’t realize that’s the problem. As a result, your skin is flaky and red due to the chemical ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, you’re better off using a sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide.