Hypo-allergenic cosmetics and sensitive skin type

Irritations, itching, acne, red marks, dry epidermis… These factors suggest that your skin is sensitive. Unfortunately, this skin type can be harmed by numerous agents: hard faucet water, detergents, solar radiation, and even some cosmetics. Having this in mind, what is the best manner for taking care of sensitive skin? In this case, you can reach for hypo-allergenic products.

Hypo-allergenic cosmetics are recommended for not only sensitive skin care but also for the allergic one. What is the difference between these and the regular? products bought in a drug store? First of all, decent hypo-allergenic cosmetics can be bought at pharmacy’s. Although these cost more than other similar products, it is worth investing some money on them. Secondly, hypo-allergenic cosmetics are characterized with safe composition. To make a long story short, these contain less substances than regular care products. There is no point in searching in the composition for alcohol, fragrances, preservatives, colourants or some of the natural substances that may cause allergies (herbal extracts, apiculture products, essential oils, etc.).

What are the features of hypo-allergenic products? In general, these moisturise and prevents skin from being chapped or becoming completely dry. What is more, such products are able to minimize the risk of developing irritations and allergic reactions. Furthermore, pH of hypo-allergenic cosmetics is similar to natural pH of skin. For that very reason, these products do not interfere with natural protective layer of skin but make it only stronger and rebuilt. Another key issue to mention, these products, aiming at allergic sufferers, neither clog skin pores nor cause developing blackheads or acne.

You have to be aware of the fact though that the cosmetic which is considered as a safe one, may cause irritations as well. In order to prevent such situations from happening, you have two options to choose from. Firstly, buy only the products that are composed of a handful of ingredients. Secondly, before applying a cosmetic for the firs time, conduct a test first. Cover only a small area of your skin with a new product and wait 24 hours. If you do not notice any significant of alarming changes on your skin, then you are free to use the product on the daily basis.