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Sensitive Skin: 5 Common Beauty Mistakes to Avoid

If you struggle with sensitive skin, don’t fret yet, we’re here to help!

We understand how tough it can be to deal with the challenges of sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is characterized by irritation, bumps, rashes, dryness, and overall discomfort. You just need to be a bit more careful while choosing products for yourself. Skin sensitivity may be due to a matrix of reasons like the climate, or it may simply be genetic.

While caring for such a skin type one needs to be cautious and avoid any skincare blunders. We’re here to tell you what is best avoided, and which sensitive skincare tips to follow.

1. Exfoliation
Aggressive exfoliation or constant exfoliation leads to dry or irritated skin. Ideally, exfoliation should be limited to once or twice a week. One should also exfoliate very gently, and with light hand motions, as opposed to aggressive rubbing. The point to exfoliate is to remove old skin and reveal new skin. We recommend using a gentle face scrub to exfoliate, like our Naked and Raw Coffee Face Scrub, packed with vitamin E and argan oil which deeply nourishes the skin.

2. Pick the right ingredients
Reading ingredients when purchasing products is helpful so we can make an informed decision. Some ingredients such as sulphates and parabens can aggravate an existing condition and make sensitive skin respond badly. Try to invest in skincare products that have natural ingredients and are gentle on the skin. You may like our Summer-Ready Green Tea Kit. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and detoxes the skin. The added vitamin C, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and argan oil also help you keep your skin safe from sun damage. Sounds like a win-win purchase to us!

3. Forgetting to moisturize and hydrate
Sensitive skin treatment starts with hydration. Moisturizing is a critical step in anybody’s skincare regimen, but especially so for people with sensitive skin. Selecting a moisturizer based on your skin type ensures your skin feels your best. You’ll enjoy our creative range of coffee moisturizers, our go-to being the Latte Coffee Face Moisturizer - it helps the skin repair its moisture barrier, and the shea butter goes to the skin’s deepest layers.

4. Patch test
We recommend conducting a patch test on a part of your arm, to check whether the product suits your skin type before your sensitive skin care routine. Do not hesitate to discontinue usage of any product which does not suit you, or causes discomfort like itching or rashes. As we know, some ingredients simply worsen an existing condition or a sensitivity. Therefore it is wise to avoid using products with alcohol and fragrance, since both may set off an unwanted reaction.

5. Be gentle
Do not use coarse towels to dry your face and do not wipe your face harshly. Pat dry your face instead and use a soft material. Try your best to not handle your face or touch it too much - our fingers are loaded with bacteria and germs, which may transfer to your face causing breakouts. Clean your face every day using a gentle facewash like our Naked and Raw Coffee Face Wash. Made with white water lily, seaweed, and aloe, this facewash cleanses deeply but softly.

Another plus point is that all our products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free (PETA certified), and dermatologically tested, with no SLS, parabens, silicones, and mineral oils.

We also have a few additional sensitive skincare tips and home remedies, which can go hand in hand with your daily routine.

Soothes for skin
Some items are superb for itchy or sensitive skin, such as aloe vera and green tea. They both have anti-inflammatory qualities, making them ideal for mild rashes and dry skin. Try a DIY aloe vera and rose water face pack to soothe the skin at home.

Reduce shower time and temperature
While long showers are fun and calming, for someone with skin on the sensitive side, they may lead to dryness. Take shorter showers and use lukewarm instead of hot water to prevent irritation and redness. We also recommend limited use of loofahs as they can dry out the skin and be a bit too harsh for sensitive skin.

Avoid direct sunlight
Remember to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to ensure complete protection. Dermatologists recommend using about half a teaspoon of sunscreen for the entire face and neck. Another top tip is to limit direct sun exposure by using hats or scarves every time you go out. The sun’s UV rays are best avoided since they’re infamous for causing fine lines, dark spots, wrinkles, and can aggravate existing skin problems.

DIY Face packs
If you’re worried that store-bought face packs might lead to an allergic reaction on your skin, but still want to pamper your skin with some much needed TCL, you can consider going for a DIY face pack. A simple, yet effective home remedy for sensitive skin is using oatmeal for the skin.

Step 1 - Blend together oatmeal, yogurt, and honey.
Step 2 - Using your fingers gently exfoliate and massage your skin, removing dead skin and moisturizing at the same time.
Step 3 - Rinse off the face pack using lukewarm water and apply a dense moisturizer afterward.

You can also go in with our hydration-rich Naked & Raw Coffee Face Serum, which suits all skin types and helps achieve a radiant look.

Know when to consult a dermatologist
While our aim is to help, and these tips will certainly help you get a hang of your sensitive skin, it’s wise to consult a doctor if your symptoms persist or if you see your skin getting worse.

These tips and tricks will help you keep your rebellious skin under control but remember that skincare evolves and changes over time, so don’t fret if you have to switch some products and try out new ones. Also make a point to eat healthily and look after yourself in general, because your body reflects externally how it feels internally. Some things like eating right, keeping active and hydrating well never go out of style.

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