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Sensitive Skincare HandbookSensitive Skincare Handbook

Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

The Whole Family's Guide to Specialized Skincare for Sensitive Skin The Whole Family's Guide to Specialized Skincare for Sensitive Skin

Since skin sensitivity is often linked with heredity, it’s not uncommon for this skin condition to plague the entire family. Read on for sensitive skin care tips and daily treatments for everyone in your household.

Sensitive Skin Anti-Aging Guide for SpringSensitive Skin Anti-Aging Guide for Spring

As winter slowly gives way to spring, it’s a good time to examine your beauty regimen and start preparing for warmer weather. And if you have mature, sensitive skin, you’ll want to add some reparative treatments after the long, chilly winter. Worried about finding new products that won’t irritate finicky skin? Here are some easy tips to help you maintain healthy, youthful skin through the shift in seasons.

Special Makeup Tips for Sensitive, Aging SkinSpecial Makeup Tips for Sensitive, Aging Skin

Aging skin and reactive or “sensitive” skin go hand in hand, which is why it’s so important to continue adjusting your regimen as you reach middle age – and beyond. But with such a wide array of cosmetics to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to know which are suited to your sensitive, mature skin. Read on for an essential guide to choosing skincare and makeup products targeted to your skin’s needs, as well as some application tips.

Sensitive Skin Care for the Active Lifestyle: How to Keep Even the Most Sensitive Skin Healthy Through All Weather Conditions Sensitive Skin Care for the Active Lifestyle: How to Keep Even the Most Sensitive Skin Healthy Through All Weather Conditions

An active lifestyle delivers mind- and body-boosting benefits that are hard to beat, but can also challenge sensitive skin. Learn how to maintain gorgeous, healthy skin in the sun, on the ski slopes and around the campfire with our guide to sensitive skin care for the active lifestyle.

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Q: Since starting menopause, my skin has been much more sensitive and often appears red. Layering my face with thick foundation doesn’t help conceal the inflammation. Any tips?

A: To even out redness, apply a green-tinted corrective lotion in the morning. Avene Professional Diroseal Anti-Redness Skincare Lotion is ideal for calming redness in sensitive skin types.

Q: I have really sensitive skin, but would like to make a simple exfoliating mask that won’t trigger a reaction. Any tips?

A: According to Dr. Ellen Marmur, professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, you can make a simple skin-brightening mask by blending equal parts avocado and yogurt with a bit of honey. How will it improve skin? The avocado layers skin with healthy fats to lock in hydration while the yogurt boasts lactic acid to mildly exfoliate. Lastly, the touch of honey will target and eliminate blemish-causing bacteria.

Q: My eleven-year-old daughter recently developed her first few pimples on her chin. Should we start a treatment right away or wait to see if the condition worsens?

A: Even your daughter’s acne is mild, it’s a good idea to treat the problem as soon as possible. Make sure that your daughter washes her face daily with a mild cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide. If the condition worsens, consider seeing a dermatologist.

Q: Is there a difference between sunscreen and sunblock?

A: Sunscreen refers to formulas that filter out harsh UV rays, preventing them from penetrating the skin. A sunblock contains ingredients like titanium oxide or zinc oxide that physically block or deflect UV rays, and are usually thicker formulas that may leave behind a visible residue.

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