Most of us have plenty of lotions and potions to give our skin the best care possible, but that doesn’t mean they’re all good choices. Many products are filled with potential allergens and skin irritants. And some people simply have more sensitive skin, which can create a heightened susceptibility to dryness, itchiness, and redness. If you’re itching for a change, check out these seven products and ingredients that you may want to swap for something a bit more kind to your face and body.
1. Bar soap
While many people gravitate toward standard-issue, grocery store bar soap for washing their face and body, many of those soaps can tend to make skin feel dry, tight, and a little itchy. Handcrafted or more natural bar soaps with moisturizing ingredients that include glycerin, vitamin E, olive oil, or jojoba oil will be a bit kinder to your skin than the bright green and blue megabrand soaps in a box. Or try a gentler, liquid cleanser with a natural-based formula.