5 Ingredients to Avoid to Save Your Sensitive Skin

In body care, one size does not fit all when it comes to product efficacy. This rings truer when considering product usage for people with sensitive skin. This is why it’s important to become familiar with ingredients and read product labels.

Some ingredients are included in formulations with the intention to create a quality product and care for skin. But, the some of these ingredients are damaging to sensitive skin. Reading product labels allows for the avoidance of triggering ingredients.

Below are commonly used ingredients that can impair the health of sensitive skin. To have a better chance at achieving a healthy and natural glow, learn more about the 5 ingredients to avoid to save your sensitive skin.

Essential Oils

These potently fragrant products are highly concentrated and alcoholic in nature. This combination can easily trigger skin, causing irritation, inflammation and sensitivity.

Comedogenic Oils

These products clog pores and cause their eruption per white heads, blackheads and skin tone bumps. Oils come a scale of 0 (non-clogging) to 5 (will definitely cause a break out). To ensure proper skin health, stick with oils at the lower end of the scale.

Witch Hazel

Although this ingredient has beneficial properties for skin, it contains a fragrant sensitizer called eugenol.  Eugenol is known to be problematic with long-term use and triggering for sensitive skin.

Fragrance

In addition to triggering allergies, this synthetic ingredient can cause inflammation and weaken skin’s barrier. It may be best to select between products that are either fragrance free or naturally scented per ingredients.

Alcohol

As a drying agent, alcohol strips skin’s moisture. This can lead to itching, stinging, tightness and dryness of your already impaired skin.

Resources

https://www.healthline.com/health/non-comedogenic-oils

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3794103/ 

https://www.holistichealthherbalist.com/complete-list-of-comedogenic-oils/ 

http://www.honestyforyourskin.co.uk/which-essential-oils-to-absolutely-avoid-if-you-have-sensitive-skin/


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