From diet to skincare, read our daily tips on how to care for your and your family's sensitive skin.
Your skin can sometimes feel out of control, but if you take the time to give your body the specialist care it needs, you can manage even sensitive skin. From buying the right foods to reading up on ingredients to avoid, we've put together an overview of simple do's and don'ts to help you make a positive impact on your body.
A balanced diet will help ensure that your skin both looks and feels healthy. Eat foods like oily fish (rich in Omega-3), avocados, walnuts, tomatoes and soya beans - these provide meals that are as good for your skin as they are delicious.
Water has a big impact on your skin's moisture balance and is an important factor in caring for sensitive skin. The amount varies from person to person, but as a guideline you should drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid a day. This includes milk, tea and coffee - making it a little easier for the family to get the right amount of fluids.
SOAKING AND LOTION
Applying a moisturiser to your skin within three minutes of jumping out of the shower will help your skin retain moisture and prevent signs of dryness. This eczema routine can also be used to care for sensitive skin.
CLEANSING THE SKIN
Cleansing your skin daily helps prevent signs of blocked pores, pimples and dry patches. Applying a soothing face wash every morning and evening helps remove makeup, impurities, dead skin cells, pollution and anything else your skin picks up during the day.
The skin has several layers - the top is the outer barrier and is called the stratum corneum, which is made up of dead cells. Exfoliating this layer helps prevent blocked pores and also ensures that products applied afterwards are absorbed completely.
AVOID LONG BATHS
Hot water can dry out your skin, so avoid long, hot baths or showers. Dehydration can be a key factor for sensitive skin and can lead to dry patches, redness and irritation.
AVOID LEAVING SOAP RESIDUE ON YOUR SKIN
Soap residue on the skin from baths or showers can cause irritation. Be thorough in rinsing off all soap after bathing to remove every soap bubble.
Skin is more sensitive than you might think, so avoid irritation by wiping gently. Dub your body dry after bathing instead of rubbing hard with the towel.
DO NOT USE PRODUCTS WITH COLOUR OR PERFUME
Dyes and perfumes - natural and synthetic - can cause skin irritation. All Neutral 0% products are dye and fragrance free and are certified in cooperation with Astma-Allergi Danmark (Asthma-Allergy Denmark).