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You put in the time and effort to manage sensitive skin. You are careful with what ingredients you put on your skin. Some ingredients seem good for your skin. However, people with sensitive skin can cause irritation. Here are 4 ingredients to avoid if you have sensitive skin.

(1) Fragrances

Not only beauty and skincare products are made with fragrances, but also some personal care products like shampoo and body wash. Fragrances are synthetic chemicals to make the products smell nice. If you have sensitive skin, you are recommended to use fragrance-free beauty, skincare and personal care products to avoid skin irritation and keep your skin safe.

(2) Parabens

Parabens are common preservatives that are used to prevent the growth of fungus, bacteria and microbes and prolong the shelf life of products. Parabens are not harmful to health. But, it can cause skin allergies like eczema, psoriasis, etc. People with sensitive skin should study the product label carefully. And, you are better to choose the products with “paraben-free” logo.

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(3) Physical Scrubs

The granules of scrubs can be too harsh and too abrasive for your skin. Avoid rubbing your sensitive skin. You should choose the right type of exfoliant. The formula should be mild. People with sensitive skin are recommended to use exfoliants with fruit enzymes to replace physical scrubs. Do not exfoliate your skin too often. Exfoliate your skin once a week is enough.

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(4) Botanical Extracts & Essential Oils

The products are marked “natural” or “organic” do not mean they will not cause any reaction on sensitive skin. Botanical extracts or essential oils often contain unusual or untested ingredients. These plant-based ingredients can cause irritation. People with sensitive skin are better to choose “dermatologist-tested” products.


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