Top tips for looking after sensitive skin, with dermatologist Dr Friedmann

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Struggle with sensitive skin? Surcare and Dermatologist, Dr Friedmann are here to help and explore exactly why your skin may be flaring up and how to combat the problem.

Healthy lifestyle = healthy skin

The more you look after your body, the more it will look after you. Healthy eating and regular exercise will boost your immune system, helping to prevent many of the problems associated with sensitive skin.

If you’re a frequent gym-goer, make sure you wash as soon as you can after your workout, as the salt in your sweat can dry out the skin, leaving it more prone to irritation and eczema flare-ups.

Moisturise regularly

The most common catalyst for sensitive skin conditions originates from not allowing the skin enough time to dry out after bathing. To combat this problem, moisturise the skin after washing to help prevent the loss of water, restore skin hydration and reduce the cause of dry skin.

Avoid common irritants

Daily cleansing products such as soap, wipes, and fragrances, are some of the most common irritants that can dry out the skin. To help overcome this problem, stick to creams such as Dermol or Aqueous Cream which will medically soothe and nourish sensitive skin.

Use an SPF

In the summer months, make sure you use a high factor sun protection cream to help prevents photo-ageing and cracked skin, For the best UVA protection, look for an SPF that contains at least one of the following: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide.

Sleep!

Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep; aim for around 8 hours per night. Not only does this keep you bright eyed and bushy tailed, it also goes a long way towards preventing stress and exhaustion, which can have a dramatic effect on your immune system and even cause skin flare-ups

Wash

Ensure you’re washing your clothing with a gentle detergent such as Surcare, this will help reduce skin irritations that can occur from fabrics

So, now that you know how to care for your skin, will you be following these tips?