I’ve had atopic dermatitis for as long as I can remember. I primarily have it on the tops of my cheek bones but I also tend to see it on my shins, shoulders, and even my under eye area. I’ve tried a lot of different things and I’ve found a few that work for me. I hope these tips help you. However, the best tip I can give you is to learn to love yourself and find beauty in the way you already look. With that being said, here’s my tips.
Tip #1: Expensive is not always best. I’ve tried so many expensive products that are marketed for sensitive skin and the most effective facial cleanser I’ve found, for my skin, is 8$. I tried it on a whim and have not stopped buying it since, it is the Burt’s Bees facial cleanser for sensitive skin. It has worked for me when other products that I paid much more for didn’t work or agitated the skin even more.
Tip #2: Go all natural when you can. Eventually after spending hundreds of dollars on expensive moisturizers I decided to try using organic coconut oil on my face at night and it was the best decision I ever made for my skin.
Tip #3: Forget about trends when it comes to skin care or even some makeup. When I was in middle school it was a big trend to wear your makeup matte, I did this because at the time I was young and impressionable. However, now that I can think for myself I always buy a foundation that does not emphasize the dry patches on my cheeks. The foundation I’ve been using these days is Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation, and I think it works beautifully on dry skin.
Tip #4: Skip the scents. Body wash that has scents often irritate the skin. I opt for Aveeno unscented body wash and usually try my best not to do harsh scrubbing.
Tip #5: Be very cautious when it comes to facials and body treatments. I’ve paid a lot of money for facials that burnt and irritated my skin, I’ve also found facials that make me feel radiant without causing any damage. Be cautious and don’t do anything new before a big event.
These have been some of my most used tips. I hope they have helped or inspired you in some way. Please feel free to reach out and let me know your tips! I learn more and more every day!