If you have a red, irritated complexion, your skin care products could be to blame. Fragrance is a common irritant that can aggravate sensitive skin. Luckily, there are a wide variety of fragrance-free skin care products available for those with sensitive complexions. In a recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how going fragrance-free can benefit your skin.

Red and reactive skin types should avoid products with fragrances, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Irritation can occur whether the product’s scent is natural or synthetic. Added fragrances are especially harsh on allergy-prone skin and anyone battling eczema, rosacea or psoriasis. If your skin is red or reactive, Joel Schlessinger MD suggests switching to fragrance-free products, which could help you avoid irritation and inflammation.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends choosing gentle formulas that soothe sensitive skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests cleansing with a gentle face wash like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream, which will not disrupt the balance of your skin. This soothing cleanser calms redness while removing makeup, oil and other debris.

FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone is the perfect solution for dry, chapped skin. This fragrance-free balm hydrates and heals the symptoms of dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, allergic skin reactions and more.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends a sensitive skin care cream to moisturize extremely dry, dehydrated and reactive complexions. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream soothes itching and irritation while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels.

Soothe dehydrated hands with CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream. This hand cream uses ceramides to help repair, restore and protect skin from harmful irritants.

What fragrance-free products are included in your skin care regimen? Share with us in the comments.

Posted Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 7:25 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care, SlideShare
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