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Good Exfoliators for a Sensitive Skin

Kalpana Kumari
Got a sensitive skin? Wondering what kind of an exfoliator would suit you best? Go through the following information to get an idea of the best exfoliator for sensitive skin.
A sensitive skin keeps reminding you of its peculiarity. Majority of its symptoms are uncomfortable and uneasy. Some of the characteristics of sensitive skin are that it has a thin epidermis, burns easily, shows veins on nose and cheekbones.
Sometimes it is also allergic to many foods and skin care products, becomes red when touched, easily develops blotches, is prone to flaky patches and reacts to both low and high temperatures. Such a skin type is indeed a problem. If you have a sensitive skin, you need to be careful with the skin care and cosmetic products.
You need to be extra careful when it comes to choosing an exfoliator for it. An unsuitable exfoliator often leads you to feel your skin tight and over dry. Your skin goes red and develops blotches. And if you continue to use a 'wrong' exfoliator, you may end up with a wrinkled skin over time.
To foreclose such a possibility, you should use a mild and gentle exfoliator on your skin. The present information attempts to enhance your knowledge on sensitive skin and what kind of exfoliating agent is most likely to suit it.

Why do you have a Sensitive Skin?

There are several factors that can increase the sensitivity of your skin. They include allergies, genetic predisposition, indigestion and food assimilation, slow elimination and thyroid disorders. Any of these factors can be the reason behind your sensitive skin.
To find out, you need to correlate the increase in sensitivity with respect to what you eat, apply on your skin and the type of environment you live in. In most cases, allergy is the underlying factor. It is often due to allergies to certain foods or their products. You can take an allergy test to find out the cause for your sensitive skin.
If you find many of your family members to have a sensitive skin, genetic predisposition may be the reason behind your having a sensitive skin. Improper digestion of food and sluggish elimination of waste products often create gas, bloating and inflammation in your digestive tract. This may affect many other body organs and structures including the skin. 
Lastly, approximately 20% of women have an hypoactive thyroid gland. A sensitive skin is one of the easily noticeable symptoms of such a medical condition. Only a clinical diagnosis can determine the functionality of your thyroid gland.

What are the Good Exfoliators for Sensitive Skin?

The market is flooded with a wide range of skin care products, which are often formulated to suit a specific skin type. If you search well, you will definitely find an exfoliator suitable for your sensitive skin.
Generally, the exfoliator for sensitive skin is hypoallergenic and non comedogenic. It does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate and formaldehyde-based preservatives, and is without any added fragrance.
The pack often mentions that the particular product is meant for sensitive skin. It will be even better if you fix an appointment with a dermatologist and ask him to suggest you an exfoliator for sensitive skin.
If you wish to try a few homemade exfoliators for sensitive skin, then are some easy exfoliator recipes

●  Take half a banana and mix it with honey. Apply the mixture to your facial skin. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. Wash it off well with water.
●  Take 2-3 teaspoons of honey and mix it with a pinch of cinnamon powder and a few drops of fresh milk to it. Spread it on your face, neck and other body parts, wherever you wish to. Wash it off with water by rubbing.
●  Take 1-2 teaspoons of bicarb soda and a little amount of fresh milk. Mix them well to make a paste. Apply it on your face for about 8 minutes. Rinse your face well with water.
●  Mix 3-4 teaspoons of crushed oats and 2-3 drops of honey. The purpose is to give the mixture a paste like consistency. You can add a little water. Apply it on your face for 10 minutes. When this face mask gets dried, scrub it off well with water.
The secret to caring for a sensitive skin is to strictly follow the usage directions of the skin products specific to it. In case of homemade, natural and gentle exfoliators, avoid leaving them on your skin for more than the given time length. Also, follow a healthy diet and a moderate exercise regimen to stay fit and look great.