What You Must Know About Caring For Sensitive Skin


If you have sensitive skin then you’re probably already aware of these things. If not, then you’re about to get an education in sensitive skin…well, kinda I guess. I’m not a professor (just an average MBA). Let me get started right away!

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Sensitive Skin “Must-Knows”

Sensitive skin can be tough to care for. You need to use the right products with the right ingredients for the best success. What does that mean? Well, it’s quite possible that you’re going to want to steer clear of the follow types of products:

Really Strong Acids
That’s right! Anything with AHAs, also known as alpha hydroxy acids should always be avoided. You want to also avoid glycolic acid, ascorbic acid, and salicylic acid. These will all be far too harsh on your skin if it is sensitive.

Avoid Strong Alkali
If you have very sensitive skin any strong soap as well as sodium hydroxide should be avoided.

Chemicals are harmful and they can be downright nasty. You need to do your best to steer clear from chemical-heavy sunscreens and emulsifiers.

Read your labels! I can’t stress that enough. If an ingredient is listed high on the label then there is a good chance that it’s an active ingredient. The higher it’s listed the more the product consists of. Most importantly, if you have really sensitive skin, I urge you to not buy products that contain a ton of artificial ingredients.

In fact, I’ve written about a number of products that are perfect for sensitive skin. I encourage you to read up on each of them. If you’re looking for a specific brand for sensitive skin, I suggest that you contact me directly and I’ll be more than happy to share my thoughts with you. Whatever you do, I suggest that you not spend time trying out a number of products at one time. That can cause even more issues based on what I’ve seen.

So, if you have a friend that claims they have sensitive skin, now you can hit them with a few questions and see just how sensitive it really is!

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What You Must Know About Caring For Sensitive Skin
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.