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Old 09-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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What to do with sensitive skin?

My skin is so sensitive that I break out if I use any cleanser or apply any creams to it, including sunscreen. My skin is at it's clearest when it is left alone and dry. I have normal skin, meaning I'm not oily nor too dry, but what do I do when I go out into the sun? I've experimented and have noticed that I'm free from breakouts when I apply nothing. Can I get away with only applying sunscreen/moisturizer to my dry spots? About 3 weeks ago, I was broken out pretty bad, and when I ran out of my cleanser, I thought my skin was going to get worse, but it got way better.

My daily regimen is basically washing my face twice a day with luke warm water and icing it for 5 min afterwards. I guess the rubbing in of the cleanser or sunscreen is what aggravates my skin.

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Old 09-05-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: What to do with sensitive skin?

Hmm not sure. I also have very sensitive skin. Although I can or do use cleansers and moisturizers. But then again, maybe I'm too sensitive, because I'm not clear. Wonder if I stopped if I would clear up. Too afraid to find out. I suppose it wouldn't hurt. See my problem is I have extremely oily skin. So I feel I have to cleanse it and put something on it to help with the oil. Maybe I'm making it worse?

Old 09-05-2005, 09:40 PM   #3
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Re: What to do with sensitive skin?

i would suggest finding a really mild and pure organic or natural face wash... in the mornings, apply an oil-free, fragrance-free hypoallergenic and non-comedegenic face lotion (Almay has a really good one...Almay Milk face lotion [or something like that], you can find it in Kmart, and its only around 12 bucks! plus, it gives your skin an AMAZING glow). Make sure to always moisturize! Even if you have acne or sensitive skin.. your skin needs the moisture to help it restore itself... especially after washing your face! Or, if you don't have acne or anything.. you could try camellia oil or jojoba oil! i here they are wonderful for hydrating your skin, and they are very similar to the natural oils our own skins produce. at night... what i do (i have really really sensitive skin), i use a spray bottle (you can buy them at most drugstores.. kmart definately has one) filled w/ aloe vera juice, and spray my face once or twice w/ the aloe vera juice. this will help calm, soothe, relax and restore your face. it may feel a bit dry or tight at first.. but the feeling will hopefully go away in a few minutes. the aloe vera is not actually drying your face.. don't worry. hope this helps!

oh and remember... always try a product on a section of your face a few times.. before using it on the whole of your face!!!!! ESPECIALLY if you have sensitive skiN!

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