Want to know how to soothe your sensitive skin? Want to know how it feels like to have soft and supple skin, once more? These DIY Remedies will sure help you with that.
What’s Sensitive Skin?
According to Dermatologist Leslie Baumann, sensitive skin can be divided into four different types:
If you have any one or more of these issues often, you can safely say you have sensitive skin. The symptoms for each type varies, the common factor is all the four types of sensitive skin remains one – inflammation.
Do You Have Sensitive Skin?
Besides the symptoms given above, if you experience one or more of the below given symptoms regularly, you can say that you do have sensitive skin:
- Tingling, Burning or Tightening of skin especially after using makeup or skin care products.
- Burning, Redness or Dryness or right after exposure to extremely cold or windy weather conditions.
- Rashes, Redness, Acne or other reactions right after shaving.
- Skin problems or Acne due to stress.
- Skin problems including but limited to Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, Dermatitis, etc.
Coconut Oil can penetrate your pores deeply, moisturizing and nourishing it from within. Roast about 10 Peppercorns and crush them. Heat a liter of Coconut Oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the crushed Peppercorns, along with 3 – 4 Dried Indian Gooseberries, 2 Twigs of Curry Leaves and a handful of Henna Leaves. Let it steep for a few minutes and when the oil changes color, remove and let it cool down. Use this daily as your moisturizer and to soothe your skin.
A well-known Anti-Inflammatory, nothing soothes your sensitive skin like Honey does. You can use it directly as a cleaner, or add it to your DIY products and use it along with other soothing ingredients like Cocoa Powder to scrub, cleanse or soothe your skin.
Sugar is a wonderful ingredient for those with Sensitive Skin. Use this as your exfoliating agent for cleansing your skin and follow-up with Coconut Oil.
We all Cucumber know soothes your skin and has loads of skin benefits to offer. Did you know it is a natural way to soothe sensitive skin? You can apply pureed Cucumber directly to soothe and soften your skin, or add honey along for more benefits.
A yummy fruit, Mango is a great skin tonic. It is a wonderful way to soothe your skin, when combined with Yogurt, Rose Water and Honey. Just make a mask with these four ingredients and apply on your skin. Wash off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water and follow-up with Coconut Oil or Almond Oil as a moisturizer. I also dry the mangoes during season, so I can powder them and use during off-season.
Mix equal quatities of Cocoa Powder and Honey, along with 2 Tbsp. of Milk and 1 Tbsp. of Ground Coffee and use this as your mask twice a week. This mixture can also be used to get rid of cellulite.
Potatoes are a good addition to your skin care routine when you have sensitive skin. Just grind peeled Potatoes along with a Tbsp. of Honey and apply it on your skin. Wash off after 15 minutes and follow up with a cold water splash.
These are just a few remedies you could use to soothe and nourish your skin, while also healing it along the way. Depending the inflammation level, you might need them more often or less, but it really helps with keeping your skin soft, supple and the inflammation is under control.
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