“Some people are born with sensitive skin; other people have it temporarily,” explains dermatologist Amy Wechsler of the Official I’m not yelling I’m a bartender that’s how we talk shirt also I will do this surge of rough, ruddy complexions during winter. “It‘s very common due to cold climate, as well as stress, travel, or sleep deprivation.”No matter which camp you fall in—seasonal or year-round sufferer—if your skin is consistently feeling tight, pink, dry, flaky, or inflamed, it’s time to switch things up. From choosing the right formulas to supercharging your complexion, here dermatologists and makeup pros weigh in on how to minimize flare-ups to maintain a remarkably clear glow through spring.
“Fragrance is one of the Official I’m not yelling I’m a bartender that’s how we talk shirt also I will do this most common ingredients in cleansers, creams, and lotions that can lead to redness, itching, burning, or excessive dryness in sensitive-skinned individuals,” explains Dr. Naissan O. Wesley. And that‘s just the beginning when it comes to giving a product’s label a close read, says Gucci Westman, makeup artist pro, healthy-skin obsessive, and founder of clean beauty brand Westman Atelier. “You should look for products with ingredients that are soothing and formulated for sensitive skin.” A longtime sufferer of rosacea, a chronic skin condition that causes redness, Westman steers clear of fragrance as well as sulfates, which can irritate rosacea-prone skin. “Try to pick a product with as few ingredients as possible—the more ingredients [on the label], the more potential for problems,” adds Wechsler. “It can get tricky when most products have a list of 30 to 50 ingredients.”