Whether your skin is normal or sensitive, we follow the principle that our bodies, and skin by extension, are always working to achieve balance. Outside factors like stress, diet, environmental circumstances, cosmetic and topical products affect this natural balance and will show imbalance through dryness, acne, redness, and excess oil.
With all the outside factors, even if your skin is considered normal, you may develop skin sensitivities eventually.
For sensitive skin, it’s important the address the problem by taking a holistic approach for the best long-term results. Sensitive skin is helped not only by what we put directly on our skin, but also through diet.
Tip #1 – Get Your Fish Oil (Omega-3 Fatty Acid)
By supplying your body with healthy fats through diet, you combat inflammation in the whole body, as well as in the skin. Omega-3 fatty acids help to maintain the fluidity of the cell membranes and is especially beneficial to skin prone to rosacea and dryness.
A pure fish oil supplement is a great way to get the Omega-3 you need each day; and eat a healthy diet by adding avocado, raw nuts, and olive oil. A low inflammation diet is a great way to keep sensitive skin from becoming more irritated.
Tip #2 – Avoid Sugar and Replace Your Collagen
We all know the importance of collagen in the skin—combined with elastin, it’s what makes skin plump, supple and strong. When your body is blitzed with sugar molecules, they attach to lipids and proteins causing them to become weak, discolored and less supple. This is a process known as glycation.
Sugar is our enemy when it comes to aging and sensitive skin. Sugar creates free-radicals and makes our cells abnormal, a process that increases exponentially as we age.
Combat these processes further with Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid. Collagen peptides absorb easily into the body—replacing your natural collagen stores that support healthy skin structure. Hyaluronic acid maintains skin moisture, while vitamin C combats free radicals. This is the perfect way to reduce both sensitive skin and skin aging from the inside out.
Strengthening the skin structure is a good measure against sensitive skin.
Related: Perfecting Your Anti Aging Diet
Tip #3 – Don’t Over-Process or Bombard Your Skin with Chemicals
The most impactful way we can cause imbalance in our skin, and thus, sensitivity, is by over-cleansing, over-exfoliating, over-moisturizing, over-toning, and overdoing it! By killing both living and non-living cells, our skin fights back with redness, acne, oil, dryness, and wrinkles.
Work with your skin’s natural instincts by using only natural, biologically recognized ingredients on your skin. When cleansing, don’t destroy your skin’s natural lipid barrier with harsh chemicals. Opt for gentle exfoliants that use gentle AHA acids or jojoba beads that avoid over-penetrating the skin. Natural ingredients in toners and moisturizers will compliment your skin’s natural processes and prevent a retaliation of oil, acne, or redness.
Bonus Tip: MSM is a natural way to control skin inflammation and quell skin sensitivity.
For an extra boost of skin nourishment, apply Uplifting Nutrients Organic Serum to supply vitamins and antioxidants deep into the skin for combating free radicals and sensitivity.