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By Damilola Faustino

Sensitive skin is a common complaint but hard to diagnose. As such, this can be very frustrating because you will experience frequent breakouts and constant irritation. As such, there are certain things you should never do if you have a sensitive skin. Below are some of the things:dry skin brush

Beauty treatments that contain essential oil

Be careful when it comes to essential oils. A lot of them are strong and can potentially give you irritated skin. If you love creamy, essential oil-packed treatments, at least take the precaution of selecting a formula designed for sensitive skin.

Not applying a sunscreen

The sun is the number one enemy of the skin. One in five of the red patches that crop up on our skin will be due to the sun. To prevent red patches from getting worse and to avoid further problems, make sure you apply a good sunscreen.

Alcohol

Alcohol, tea, and coffee can easily dehydrate your bodies and your skin. Not only does alcohol cause dry skin, but its vasodilating effects can lead to red patches. It has a visible effect on our skin.

Spicy foods

Spicy food is off the menu if you have a sensitive skin. Other foods should also be avoided because of their histamine content. Histamine makes blood vessels dilate and is found in dairy products and some fruits.

Perfume

Perfume can irritate skin and cause hyperpigmentation. This is often the case with perfumes that contain bergamot, sandalwood, and lavender. These irritants are not just found in perfumes but also body lotions.

Tap water

Unless you happen to live in an area where the water is soft and pure, you should not use tap water. Its limestone is too harsh, particularly in urban areas. Don’t rinse your face with tap water: opt instead for a spritz of thermal water.

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