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Top Skincare Tips for Delicate Skin for Summer Party Season

Delicate, supple, and silky skin is nice to have and is a sign of youth and good skincare. However, it is not a blessing when it is too fragile, tearing and breaking quickly. This is especially true when you live in Sydney and experience extreme heat during spring and summertime. Before you RSVP to events and parties this summer, you need to prepare your skin not just to look flawless but to ensure that your skin will be protected from the harsh elements. 

If you have delicate skin, it’s important to use the right skincare products. Perform due diligence by checking out reviews online and stores that sell bulk beauty products at affordable prices. For now, we’ll give you expert tips on how to take care of your delicate skin just in time for the exciting party season ahead.

Is Delicate Skin Equal to Sensitive Skin?

Up to a certain point, delicate skin is like sensitive skin. This kind of skin gets itchy quickly, turns red, and generally reacts negatively to a wide range of stimuli, including the weather. These reactions are what bother people with sensitive skin the most. However, the usual sensitive skin is primarily defined by those reactions. 

Sensitive skin isn't necessarily thin or easily damaged. To understand what delicate skin really is, look at your eyelids. These are normally described as “delicate skin.” They are very thin, wrinkle quicker, and have no sebaceous glands to produce protective oils. The lips are also covered in delicate skin. We can describe delicate skin as fine-textured or very thin skin that tends to be dry. In rare cases, this extremely delicate nature can get worse, and may lead to a condition called butterfly skin. This is why you need to use special cream formulas for areas like this. 

How to Find Out if You Have Delicate Skin

Your skin is delicate if it:

  • cuts or breaks easily
  • reddens easily, even with normal friction
  • gets frequent razor burns when shaving
  • gets dry in cold weather and windy places
  • gets a frequent burning sensation, especially when using aftershave lotions, perfume, or hair removal treatments
  • has sores and marks, but you don't know how you got them

Note: When your skin tears too easily, it could also be a sign of disease or connective tissue problems. Consult with your physician and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. Hormonal tests might be carried out to find the cause of fragile skin. 

What NOT to Do When You Have Delicate Skin

  • Avoid steroids, as these are often the culprit for thinning skin.
  • Replace regular soap with mild formulas.
  • Too much makeup will weaken your skin even further. 
  • Delicate skin should be protected from the sun.
  • Replace normal towels with the softest ones you can find. 
  • Do not apply fragrance directly to the skin. Apply it to clothes instead. 
  • Sunscreen creams are not a good idea. Their ingredients are too 'heavy' for delicate skin. If you have to go out in the sun, protect it with natural oils that get absorbed quickly (e.g. coconut oil). 
  • Peeling must be done with great care and with less abrasive particles. 

How to Take Care of Delicate Skin and Treat Serious Problems

Knowing that you have this skin type will dictate your entire skin regimen. Following these rules strictly will help you to take care of delicate skin properly:

1. Hydration is important to avoid early wrinkles, breakage, or flaking

Use a revitalizing serum to supply your skin with instant hydration. With regular use, your skin will appear plump and nourished even without makeup. Choose a serum enriched with skin vitamins, such as Pro-Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and many more. It is also important to choose a skincare product that improves the skin’s ability to block external stressors that are known to speed up aging. As delicate skin is more likely to suffer from premature ageing, including a serum as part of your skincare routine is a must. 

2. Use products with the “sensitive skin” label. Cleansing lotions and cleaners must be gentle

Use a gentle skin moisturiser that can help you heal dry and sensitive skin. Avoid using a moisturiser with perfume or heavy scent as this can result in irritation, especially during the hotter months of the year.  It is important to select a beauty product that contains SPF protection to slow down ageing. Since you will be attending parties and events that will most likely be held outdoors, applying a moisturiser with SPF before putting on your makeup should be at the top of your list. 

3. Use products that contain rose extracts, water, or oil as they are beneficial to delicate skin

Applying massage oil is a pampering routine that you can do at home at least once a week. A facial massage oil packed with natural ingredients, including rose oil, ylang ylang and citrus is a great way to moisturise delicate skin. After a full-day event under the sun, massaging your skin with a nourishing oil formula will help heal sunburn and promote faster cellular turnover, too. 

4. Use of essential oils, like lavender, chamomile, neroli, rosehip, and grapeseed are good for delicate skin

Another great skincare product to use during summertime is a massage oil with cleansing ingredients. A massage oil that contains natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, rosehip oil, and grapeseed oil deliver excellent benefits, including disinfection of your skin, removal of blemishes, and slowing down skin ageing signs. 

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