New Delhi: Sensitive skin always struggles with finding the right skincare routine and makeup. Some people are born with sensitive skin, while others experience a change in their skin texture with age and circumstances. Taking care of sensitive skin needs oodles of patience, but once you get the right formula, then nothing can prevent you from showcasing your radiance and glow. Here are five such home remedies for sensitive skin that you can follow:
1.Keep Yourself Hydrated
You have to drink water but in moderate quantities. Water is essential to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized from within. It also helps in flushing out the toxins. Drink a maximum of 2 liters of water. You can also take the help of fresh fruit juices, smoothies, and green juices to keep up your moisture levels.
2. Keep Track Of Your Allergens
Allergy and sensitive skin are arch-rivals. Scorching sun, pollutants, smoke, dust, pollen, tar, petrol, cosmetics, food items – the list goes on. Sun is the biggest enemy of the skin; tan and sunburns are quite common. Dust also leaves me with rashes, as do certain face washes and face masks. Make a note of what affects your skin and stay away from them instead of searching for a solution every time you encounter the problem.
3. Moisturize With Coconut Oil
Pure coconut oil, when applied on the skin, penetrates deeply into the pores, nourishing and moisturizing from within. Dry roast 10 black peppercorns. Heat about 1 liter coconut oil in a deep pan, add the crushed peppercorns with 3 to 4 dried Indian gooseberries, 10 curry leaves, and a handful of henna leaves. Steep it for about 10 to 12 minutes or until oil changes its color to black and gives a nice aroma. Store this oil and use it daily to massage your skin. Along with moisturizing the skin, it will give your skin an enviable glow too. You can use the same oil to moisturize your dry scalp to prevent hair fall.
4. Include Amla In Your Diet
Amla or Indian gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C. Clean, steam, and eat one amla a day to give your skin that extra dose of nourishment. Alternatively, you can start your day with about 30 ml of Indian gooseberry juice. Add 150 ml of warm water to it and drink it. 12 weeks is what you need to see visible differences. You can add honey as it tends to be a little bitter, but plain juice is always more beneficial. Want some instant radiance? Mix 1 tbsp each of amla juice and honey, apply on your face and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. This is one of the effective home remedies for sensitive skincare.
5. Benefits Of Honey
Honey is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. A super hydrating tonic, you can use it as a regular cleansing agent when mixed with one glass of water. Make a coarse mixture of unsweetened cocoa powder and honey. Add coconut oil and milk to make a wonderful scrub for sensitive skin. This mixture can also be used as a face mask. Apply on the face and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Honey also heals your sunburns. Just dab on the affected area and wash off after a while.