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Shower Care Tips For Sensitive Skin

Whether you desire to pamper yourself or have a refreshing time, showering is the absolute way to calm and relax your body and skin. However, if you are someone with itchy, irritated skin, enjoying a rejuvenating shower or a me-time shower is difficult.


Sensitive skin often reacts to triggers like weather, allergies, or certain products. So while people with non-sensitive skin can get away with not having a carefully planned skin care routine, the same can cause a slew of issues for those with sensitive skin. 


Here are some shower care tips you can incorporate into your shower regime for a more skin-friendly experience:

  • Keep your showers quick with lukewarm water
  • Do you have a steaming bathroom after your shower? Then the water temperature is far too hot. Indulging in a long hot shower might seem tempting, but it is stressful for your sensitive skin. Hot water tends to strip away your skin's natural oils, leading to dry and flaky skin. 

    Additionally, the longer you are in the shower, the protective layer that keeps moisture locked in is gone leaving your skin dehydrated. Hence, while washing your body, opt for a quick shower with lukewarm water to help clean your skin and maintain the right hydration. 

  • Ditch your soap
  • Lack of moisture in your sensitive skin causes an imbalance in oil levels, and even the slightest hint of dryness increases sebum production in your skin. If you have sensitive skin, soaps are a big NO! Potential Hydrogen (pH) shows the acidity level in your skin, between 3-5. Most conventional soaps contribute to your skin's high pH content, causing excess sebum production and making your skin clammy and prone to acne and breakouts.

    Instead, you can go for body washes as their pH level is closer to your skin than bar soap. This makes body wash like Santoor Blushing Skin Body Wash your ideal shower skin care partner for beautiful skin. Its balanced pH level soothes your skin while removing oiliness to give you a fresh, natural no-filter look.

  • Exfoliate gently
  • Exfoliation helps remove your dead skin cells. While scrubbing tools like loofah are great for exfoliation, their aggressive usage can cause irritation and redness to sensitive skin. The main benefit of using loofah is that you can control the pressure and concentrate on areas like the back and forearms. So, be attentive when you are using one and don’t rub too harshly.

    You can go for loofahs made of natural fibrous material to exfoliate your skin. Loofah’s like Sponge Gourd Loofah uses a fibrous form of ridge gourd to cleanse and open the pores of your skin. It is also chemical-free, making it suitable for use on your sensitive skin. 

  • Dry your skin gently
  • If you have been rough with your drying your skin after showers, that will not play too well with your sensitive skin. You are at risk of irritating your skin and causing inflammation when you dry yourself too roughly. So when it comes to towelling off sensitive skin, remember that gentle motions are much better for you. Just dab your skin with mild touches for clean and dry skin. 

  • Finally, apply moisturiser to your skin
  • Your skin is drenched with water immediately after a shower. Locking in moisture is vital for battling dry and irritated skin, which can often cause eczema flares or other sensitive skin reactions. You can seal the moisture in right away by smothering cream to your still-wet skin. 

    But, you need to avoid dyes and fragrances in your moisturiser as they irritate your skin. While picking moisturisers, go for thick creams as they work better than liquid lotions when it comes to keeping skin’s moisture intact. 

    So, these are some tips that will guide you to experience a perfectly hydrating shower and give your sensitive skin a soft and healthy look. While these tips may soothe your skin irritation, it is always best if you consult a dermatologist for concerns regarding your sensitive skin. 

    Creating the perfect shower routine? Check out these Top 5 Shower Time Essentials for Women.

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