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October 8, 2015 EDITOR

How to deal with sensitive skin

How to deal with sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can be the bane of your life. Apart from being uncomfortable it can lead to redness that can make you self-conscious. There are four main types of sensitivity: acne, rosacea, burning / stinging and contact dermatitis (allergies and irritants, also including eczema), but they all have inflammation in common.

 

Common causes of sensitivities:

 

◦ Chemicals and irritants: Artificial perfumes, dyes, harsh chemicals and preservatives.
◦ Climate: dry winter air, over exposure to sun and also central heating or air conditioning.
◦ Poor diet & dehydration
◦ Dirt & pollution like exhaust fumes, smoke and dust that irritate and weaken the skin’s natural barrier.
◦ Hard water - iron, magnesium and calcium in water can affect skin quite a bit. You can use a water softener to help.
◦ Hormones – there’s not really a huge amount you can do about hormones, except try to keep your skin generally as natural and clean as possible to minimize hormonal impact.
◦ Household cleaners and detergents- use natural ones as far as possible and if you are sensitive, use gloves when using cleaners etc.
◦ Lifestyle – late nights, lack of sleep, travel, smoking and even chlorine in pools.
◦ Stress affects certain hormones that can lead to sensitivity.

 

    Tips to reducing sensitivity:


    1. Banish chemicals as far as you can. Your skin does not need them!
    2. For moisturising, use natural oils, such as rosehip or jojoba oil.
    3. For cleansing use simple vegetable based natural soap and water or some diluted tea tree oil in lukewarm water – avoid using hot water to wash your face.
    4. Avoid foods you know you’re allergic or intolerant of.
    5. Protect your skin from the elements – always keep it hydrated.
    6. Keep hydrated and eat as naturally as you can.
    7. Use natural makeup (like ours of course!) that doesn’t contain irritants, is plant-based and not only protects, but also nurtures skin and allows it to breathe.
    8. Don’t keep makeup for too long. Bacteria on mascara wands and in foundations can lead to sensitivity.

     

      Best natural ingredients for soothing skin:


      ◦ Calendula
      ◦ Rice powder
      ◦ Chamomile
      ◦ Jojoba oil
      ◦ Lavender oil
      ◦ Tea Tree oil
      ◦ Oatmeal
      ◦ Cucumber
      ◦ Rosehip oil (great for redness)

       

        NB: All essential oils should be diluted for washing etc. All you need is a couple of drops in a small cup of water. Key Ere Perez Products for Sensitive Skin:


        1. Pure Rice Powders – bronzers and blush
        2. Correcting Calendula Powder Foundation
        3. Natural Oatmilk Liquid Foundation
        4. Natural Almond Oil Mascara
        5. Creative Chamomile Eyeshadow Duos
        6. Real Rosehip Oil Lipbars

         

          ************* Versión en español

           

          ¡Olvídate de la Piel Sensible!

          La piel sensible puede ser la pesadilla de tu vida. Aparte de ser incómodo, puede ocasionar enrojecimiento, lo que puede hacerte sentir inseguro de ti mismo. Hay cuatro tipos principales de sensibilidad: acné, rosácea, ardor / escozor y dermatitis de contacto (alergias e irritantes, incluyendo también el eczema), pero todos tienen en común la inflamación.

           

          Causantes comunes de sensibilidad:

           

          ◦ Químicos e irritantes: perfumes artificiales, colorantes, productos químicos y conservadores.
          ◦ Clima: viento seco de invierno, sobre-exposición al sol, aire acondicionado y calefacciones.
          ◦ Dieta poco balanceada y deshidratación.
          ◦ El agua dura: el hierro, magnesio y el calcio en el agua pueden afectar tu piel. Puedes usar un suavizante de agua para reducir un poco su dureza.
          ◦ Las hormonas: no hay mucho que puedas hacer para lidiar con ellas, sólo mantener tu piel lo más limpia posible para reducir el impacto hormonal.
          ◦ Productos de limpieza: usa detergentes naturales y si tu piel es muy sensible utiliza guantes cuando los uses.
          ◦ El estilo de vida: trasnocharse, la falta de sueño, los viajes, fumar e incluso el cloro de las albercas.
          ◦ El estrés afecta ciertas hormonas que pueden causar sensibilidad en la piel.

           

            Tips para reducir la sensibilidad:


            1. Elimina los químicos lo más que puedas. ¡Tu piel no los necesita!
            2. Para humectar tu piel usa aceites naturales, tales como el aceite de rosa mosqueta y el de jojoba.
            3. Para limpiar tu piel usa jabones naturales o un poco de aceite de tea tree diluido en agua tibia. Evita el agua caliente para lavar tu rostro.
            4. Evita alimentos a los que sabes eres alérgico o intolerante.
            5. Protege tu piel de los elementos y mantenla hidratada.
            6. Mantente hidratado y come lo más natural que puedas.
            7. Usa maquillaje natural, ¡Como el nuestro por supuesto! No contiene irritantes, está hecho a base de plantas y no sólo protege también nutre la piel y la deja respirar.
            8. No conserves el maquillaje por tanto tiempo. Las bacterias que se acumulan en los maquillajes y en los cepillos de las mascaras pueden causar sensibilidad.

             

              Mejores ingredientes naturales para calmar la piel


              ◦ Caléndula
              ◦ Polvo de arroz
              ◦ Manzanilla
              ◦ Aceite de jojoba
              ◦ Aceite de tea tree
              ◦ Avena
              ◦ Pepino
              ◦ Aceite de rosa mosqueta (excelente para disminuir el enrojecimiento)

               

                Nota: Los aceites esenciales deben diluirse en agua, solo necesitas unas cuantas gotas en una taza de agua. Productos Ere Perez recomendados para piel sensible:


                ◦ Bronceador y Rubor a base de Arroz
                ◦ Base en Polvo con Caléndula
                ◦ Maquillaje Fluido con Leche de Avena
                ◦ Sombras con Manzanilla
                ◦ Barra de labios con Aceite de Rosa Mosqueta

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