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Many sensitive skin care products are made from natural, organic ingredients because these ingredients tend to be less irritating to the skin than traditional products made with synthetic chemicals. Sensitive skin shows continuous hyperactivity to environmental factors. Skin sensitivity can show itself as erythema, desquamation or discomfort such as itching, burning and stinging. Approximately sixty percent of the products we use on our skin are absorbed into the circulatory system. One ingredient that is excellent for sensitive skin care products is goat's milk. Essential oils that are good for use on sensitive skin include chamomile, lavender, neroli, rose and sandalwood. Sunscreens and lotions, especially ones that are natural or organic and do not contain potential allergens such as artificial fragrance or PABA sunscreens, are essential sensitive skin care products for people with sensitive skin. A great natural skincare recipe for exfoliating sensitive skin is to mix a half of a cup of cornmeal, a quarter cup of goat milk, two teaspoons of baking soda, a tablespoon of olive oil and five drops of tea tree essential oil together. This mixture should be made as it is used. It can be used weekly. When choosing sensitive skin care products for people with this type of skin it is important to remember, the simpler the formulation, the better their skin will respond to it. Be sure to look for calming agents such as lavender or chamomile in the products and if there is any fragrance make sure it is from pure essential oils not synthetic fragrance oils.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|