Some people are born with sensitive skin, while others experience a change in their skin texture with age and circumstances. Many women witness an alteration in their skin after giving birth. From normal to dry, their skin goes through a total transformation. I did too! After countless encounters with numerous over-the-counter products, I decided to try some natural products and the results were really satisfying. 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 10 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 skin; tan and sun burns 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 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 skin care.
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.
Sugar is not good for your waistline, but is definitely good for your sensitive skin. White, granulated sugar can be transformed into a gentle exfoliating agent by mixing it with a little olive oil. Even better, coarsely powder the sugar and then prepare your scrub. Massage gently, in circular motions to eliminate dead cells, and rinse with lukewarm water. You can dab a little coconut oil to trap the moisture once you are done.
7. Cool It Off With Cucumber
Cucumber is my favorite salad veggie. It is equally important when it comes to soothing my puffy eyes loaded with dark circles. Along with repairing your skin gently, cucumber also softens it. Remove the peel, cut it into thin slices, and keep it on your eyes to remove the fatigue and ease the dark circles. They also soothe the ungainly crow’s feet and fine lines that can make one look older. Mix 2 tbsp cucumber juice with 1 tbsp honey to give your skin the nourishment it requires. You can store this, and use it as a refreshing face wash. You can also use cucumber juice alone on your face to brighten it up. One of the coolest home remedies for sensitive skin on face.
8. Go Chocolicious
By chocolicious, I mean cocoa powder. Unsweetened cocoa powder is my skin’s new best friend! Packed with antioxidants, it helps to keep my skin looking younger and fresh. Mix 5 tbsp cocoa powder with 5 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp milk, and 1 tbsp chicory-free coffee powder. This mixture acts as an exfoliating agent as well as face mask. You can apply it on your whole body, twice a week, to tighten and brighten your skin. It is a good way to ease the appearance of cellulite too.
One reason I look forward to the summers is because of this yummy fruit. The moment I can lay my hands on them, I just grab half a ripe mango to make a facial out of it. Extract the pulp of a fresh mango. Blend it with yogurt, rose water, and honey to make a smooth paste. Add a few drops of almond or coconut oil to this mixture. Apply it on your face and wash off after 20 minutes for a fabulous facial. Dry the mango skin, powder it, and store it. Mix it with cream or yogurt to be used as a face pack when you need one.
10. Potatoes For Sensitive Skin
Potatoes might not be a good choice when it comes to your diet, but you can certainly apply it topically to give your skin a new lease of life. Discard the peel, grate it finely, and mix it with honey to be used as a mask for dry, sensitive skin. Keep the mask for 15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. Potatoes are natural skin lightening agents and can remove dark spots and blackheads. Thin slices of these starchy veggies can be placed above the eyes to bid adieu to dark circles. Prepare a mask by mixing 2 tbsp of raw milk with 1 finely grated medium potato and few drops of almond oil. Apply this on your face and wash off after 15 minutes with cold water for a radiant sensitive skin.