Sensitive Skin has a low tolerance to cosmetics and personal care products and is caused by a genetic predisposition. Sensitised skin is caused by factors in your environment and lifestyle.

Drink lots of water to help flush away toxins and rehydrate. Avoid excess caffeine & alcohol as both are very dehydrating. Eat lots of nutrient rich vegetables, especially green, leafy vegetables and foods containing Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. Stress compromises your immune system which can make your skin more sensitive so it is important to manage stress levelsSmoking damages collagen and elastin fibres, contributing to wrinkles and decreased circulation, making the skin look dull and lifeless. Minimise the risk of sun damage by covering up and wearing safe sun screen. Remove makeup before going to sleep to allow skin to breathe and renew. Use a gentle cleanser every morning and evening, pat dry, then follow with a nourishing toner and a nourishing and protective moisturiser.

Find more information on potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetics on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

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