If your skin is sensitive or red, acidic ingredients like retinol and alpha-hydroxy, glycolic and salicylic acids may be too harsh for you. It’s best to stick to more neutral ingredients.
As a rule, avoid using alcohol, fragrances, menthol, peppermint and citrus oils on your skin, since they can cause contact dermatitis. Additionally, avoid natural ingredients and herbs. Believe it or not, these are more likely to cause an allergic reaction.
When it comes to sunscreen, test a small area before applying it to your face and body to prevent burning from cinnamates-a common ingredients found in sunscreens that can cause stinging within 30 minutes of application.
Ultimately, look for benign ingredients that are free of irritants. Among them, peptides are good for those with sensitive skin because they don’t usually cause irritation.
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