4 ways to treat your sensitive skin

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SCALY AND ROUGH

Eczema-prone skin has a faulty barrier that allows moisture to seep out through the cracks.

Solution: Use a moisturizer with a humectant – an ingredient that works to retain the skin’s moisture.

ITCHY AND TIGHT

Your cleanser is too harsh and strips the skin of its natural oils. Harsh soaps break down your skin’s fat barrier, leaving it cracked and dry.

Solution: Use a creamy cleanser or an oily face wash. The emollients in the cream maintain your skin’s moisture and cleanse it without stripping it of its natural oils.

ITCHY, RED BUMPS

Your skin breaks out and becomes dry as a result of parabens and fragrances.

Solution: Change to hypoallergenic products that are sulphate- and parfum-free.

BURNING AND STINGING

Applying too many serums and creams to your skin is a no-no. Each product has active ingredients, so too many of them at once can cause havoc on your skin.

Solution: Stick to one moisturiser and a serum with peptides and niacin that build the skin’s protective barrier.

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