While it may seem difficult to care for sensitive skin, there are a few simple skin care rules you can stick to in order to prevent sensitivity issues from cropping up. For instance, there are a number of ingredients that should not be present in skin care products for sensitive skin.
Foam: People often want their cleansing products to foam as it makes them feel cleaner. However, it is usually a sign of strong surfactants like sulphates that causes dryness and sensitivity in skin. Stick to non-foaming cleansers for a gentle, non-irritating wash.
Parabens: While parabens may be effective preservative agents, they are also a common allergen. Avoiding them can reduce the chance of rashes on sensitive skin.
Artificial Fragrance: Containing countless unknown chemicals, fragrances is a high risk element for sensitive. As it is difficult to avoid fragrance altogether, use products with natural instead of artificial fragrances.
Sunscreen: Sunlight can cause sensitive skin to react badly. Regular application of broad-spectrum, SPF30++ sunscreen can help to protect sensitive skin from the sun's harmful effect.
Facials: Exposing sensitive skin to harsh facial procedures, like extraction, and unknown skin care products can cause redness and even acne break-outs.
(via The Times of India)