I hate having sensitive skin. It dries out quickly, limits the products I can use, and just plain itches sometimes. My husband and I both have sensitive skin, and I am sure that we will pass this lovely trait onto our children. Thankfully, we’ll be prepared because we’ve mastered 5 natural ways to care for sensitive skin. If you or a loved one have sensitive skin, read through the list and learn a few tips. Don’t forget to pin for later!
1. Choose the right detergent!
Unless you are a nudist, the detergent you use is the most likely culprit for any skin issues. Always choose natural detergents or make your own. I recommend method’s new green laundry detergent. (<—Use promo code THREEFORME to get a special $3 discount when your order online.) It’s biodegradable and hypoallergenic. And it comes in fun scents (or unscented for those of us with picky noses). Natural detergents really are my first line of defense against itchy rashes and miserable scratching. This single tip is the best way we have found to treat eczema in our household…
2. Hydrate your skin with coconut oil.
Coconut oil is magical. It makes curly hair manageable, removes makeup, and is perfect for grown-up fun time. But it is also a great way to treat your sensitive skin. Don’t let your skin dry out, but stop using all those chemical-laden lotions. Coconut oil is natural, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth, and smells amazing. We use our coconut oil as a lotion and to keep rashes from drying out and getting itchy.
3. Skip the soap.
You are probably going to think I am totally disgusting when I tell you this. I don’t use soap every time I shower. As a matter of fact, I usually don’t use soap. Unless I am smelling bad, I leave the soap for hands, and only to stop the spread of germs. Harsh soaps really do a number on your skin, but if you are as sensitive as I am, even the fancy made-for-sensitive-skin soaps can be too drying. I get complimented on my skin on a fairly regular basis, and people are always surprised that I don’t use face cleansers. Plain old water for washing and coconut oil for moisturizing do the trick.
4. Get humidity right.
Depending on your climate, you may need to get a humidifier and/or dehumidifier to help keep your environment skin-friendly. Keep one in your bedroom, office, and living room since you spend most of your day in those rooms. If your seasons have varying humidity levels, you may need to switch between a humidifier and dehumidifier throughout the year. Trust me; it’s worth it for happy skin.
5. Don’t scratch your sensitive skin!
The last one is a no-brainer, but that doesn’t make it easy. Your skin is too delicate for soap; it certainly can’t handle being clawed to pieces. If necessary, wear gloves in your sleep to keep your nails from tearing at your sensitive skin. Whatever you do, don’t scratch!
So how do you care for sensitive skin? Share in the comments below.
I hope these tips were helpful. I’m so grateful that method decided to sponsor this post. They are doing some really cool things right now. You should definitely check out their collaboration with ASOS. I love the flared pants they have for sale on the site!
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