As a girl with sensitive skin, let me just tell you that it ain’t easy to maintain a healthy looking glow on your face while playing  “guinea pig” to the newest beauty launches in the market. Sensitive skin can be a pain to deal with, and an even bigger pain to treat. But as far as I know, one needs to get to know their way around their skin before actually solving the problem—The problem being acne and pimples.

Let’s start with skincare and work your way up. The first step to better skin is taking care of it. And just like our bodies, it’s not so much the kind of food you put into it, but the ingredients and nutrients they hold. There are dozens of products in the beauty market these day so it’s hard to really choose the one. So to guide you through these pimple-popping times, here are a few key ways you can care for sensitive skin…

1. Sunscreen

This is possibly the most important step when it comes to skincare. Never, ever skip out on sunscreen! The rays of the sun are harsh, even if you don’t feel it or see a burn. But to keep sun-damage at an all time low—Wear sunscreen.

2. Cleansers

Cleansing is an essential step to clean your skin by removing makeup deposit, impurities and excess oil. For those with sensitive skin it’s better to use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin completely. Gel based cleansers can really help cleanse your skin without drying it out.

3. Serums

Serums are designed to penetrate the skin and rejuvenate dead skin cell. For calming and preparing sensitive skin, use a serum that includes ingredients like vitamin C, E and A as they’re rich in anti-oxidants and help revitalise compromised skin.

4. Moisturisers

Make sure you keep your skin moisturised at all costs. This will help reduce redness and restore a healthy barrier. Psst, make sure you avoid heavily fragranced products as they might irritate your skin.

5. Makeup

Most times we don’t even realise that our makeup can ruin our skin. If you’re someone who loves an everyday hint of makeup, try switching things up and use hypoallergenic products. Confused? Don’t be. Next time you shop just look for products with shorter formulations of ingredients. This way it’s easier to pick, as the more complicated the names of ingredients, the more likeliness of a breakout.

What do you guys do to take care of your sensitive skin? Let us know in the comments below.

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