Sensitive capillary skin requires extra care and protection. This skin type is considered to be one of the most problematic. How do I take care of my capillary skin?
Use the right products, avoid irritants and cultivate good habits to keep your complexion healthy. In this article, we have gathered some tips on how to take care of couperose skin. Find out how to take care of it.
Use unscented cosmetics
Many nice-smelling lotions, soaps and bath gels can irritate the vascular skin. So choose products labeled “perfume-free” or “fragrance-free. Laundry detergents also often contain fragrances, which can irritate sensitive skin. Choosing a fragrance-free laundry detergent can really help in the fight against skin problems.
Avoid products containing artificial dyes
Have you ever wondered why your favorite soap is such a strong color? Many personal care products – including lotions, soaps, shampoos and laundry detergents – contain strong dyes to make them look more appealing. Whenever possible, choose colorless or plain-looking products over those with bright or unnatural colors
The acid found in products can cause redness and irritation to sensitive, vascular skin. Many facial cleansers contain acids because they can help fight blemishes. Check the ingredient list and avoid cosmetics that have it in the ingredients. In particular, look out for alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, ascorbic acid and kojic acid. Borax or boric acid is also present in many soaps and cleansers and should be avoided.
Avoid alcohol-based products
Products that contain alcohol can also cause irritation to the capillary skin or allergic reactions. Many cosmetics, cleansers, and even medications contain ethanol (or “ethyl alcohol”). Alcohol can cause your skin to dry out, which in turn can lead to irritation. Check the ingredients list and avoid alcohol whenever possible.
Also, limit your alcohol intake if you want to enjoy a beautiful complexion. Drinking alcohol can worsen existing conditions, such as rosacea and psoriasis, and dehydrate your body.
Use natural cleansers and household products
Most commercial cleaning products contain aggressive chemicals. Unfortunately, what’s harmful to germs is also irritating to sensitive vascular skin. Try plant-based products or ones that are labeled “hypoallergenic” or “for sensitive skin.” Wear rubber gloves when cleaning to provide extra protection.
Use a moisturizer with soothing ingredients
If your skin is prone to itching, spider veins, and redness, use a moisturizer with ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba, or chamomile. They are especially soothing for sensitive vascular skin. Use heavier, thicker creams or ointments in winter and lighter moisturizers in summer. If your skin is very dry or seems to react to almost any lotion you use, try products like petroleum jelly or eucerin. They may seem greasy, but they are very moisturizing and are unlikely to cause skin irritation.
Choose hypoallergenic products
If your skin problems are caused by allergic reactions – redness and itching – look for products labeled “hypoallergenic”. They contain fewer ingredients that are common causes of allergic skin reactions.
Many hypoallergenic products are also free of dyes and perfumes, but not always. Even if something is listed as hypoallergenic, check the ingredient list and choose options for dyes, perfumes, alcohol and acids. If many hypoallergenic products haven’t worked out for your skin, try using the mildest products on the market – baby products. Baby shampoo, soap and lotion are designed for sensitive skin and can be gentle enough to nourish your skin without irritating it.
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