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How To Choose Products For Sensitive Skin

A patch test can help you figure out if specific products or substances will irritate your skin, create allergic responses, or clog your pores.
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial
Published -28 May 2022, 09:00 ISTUpdated -28 May 2022, 09:03 IST
sensitive skin products

Have you ever spent a lot of money on new skin care or makeup only to discover that it isn't right for you? We understand. You can stop your skin rebelling against you by taking extra care when purchasing makeup and skin care products.

If you have sensitive skin, keep these things in mind while shopping for skin care products.

Fragrance Free products

fragrance free product

Sensitive skin benefits from products with minimal or no smell. Choose items with fewer additives as well. Alcohol, retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, and antibacterial agents should all be avoided. These can be irritating to sensitive skin.

Don’t Fall For Popular Products

Packaging and popularity are often easy traps that we fall into, and we shouldn't put too much weight or worth into what we choose for what's beneficial for our skin. If you're going to buy a product based on a recommendation from a friend or influencer, you should consider not only how nice their skin looks today, but also what type of skin they had before. This will provide a more accurate indication of how well the product will perform for you.

Ingredients To Avoid

To limit bacterial growth, parabens are often used as a chemical preservative in items. They're known as estrogen mimickers, and they can cause harm over time by disrupting hormonal balance. 

Sulfates are washing chemicals commonly found in shampoos and body washes. They deplete the natural oil in the hair and skin, which can cause discomfort. You must not opt for products containing these ingredients.

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Natural Isn’t Always Good

natural isnt always good

On occasion, reading the labels "natural" and "organic" on a product label is more of a marketing ploy than anything else. They can make hollow promises because those terms aren't regulated and there aren't any industry standards for them. Furthermore, a product may be branded as natural if only one or two of the substances on the list are natural.

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Patch Test Is Important

patch test is important

In your product elimination process, a patch test is a good idea. It's time to put those test products to good use. It takes a bit more time at beginning to test all of your ingredients before committing to them, but it will save you a lot of money and effort in the long run.

A patch test can help you figure out if specific products or substances will irritate your skin, create allergic responses, or clog your pores.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com