Why Fragrance-free Skincare Is A Sensitive Skin Saviour Especially During Winters


Why Fragrance-free Skincare Is A Sensitive Skin Saviour Especially During Winters

By Anupriya Jamuar


If your sensitive skin acts up like a moody teenager and is as unpredictable as a cat, then there are a few changes you can make in your skincare routine this winter to soothe it. Cutting out fragrance from your skin-care products might sound unnecessary but it is an essential step. Here’s why.


Why go fragrance-free with your skin care? 

Synthetic fragrances are one of the leading causes of contact dermatitis and flare-ups. People with sensitive skin are more prone to these reactions and developing sensitivity towards products with fragrance as your skin’s barrier is already compromised.


Often these sensitising ingredients can lead to you developing redness, breakouts, and even rashes. Even if you don’t get any reactions with your current products, it is possible to grow a sensitivity towards fragrances over time and then it is harder to point out what is causing the issue. So, we suggest its best you avoid it.


Why especially during winters?

Although, its best to avoid fragrances in your skincare all year round, but since winters are already tough for your sensitive skin as the moisture is low in the air and your skin barrier is compromised, using fragrances can just increase the chances of reaction and breakouts for you.


The winter Dos for sensitive skin 

Instead, here are some skincare tips for you for the winter season:

  1. Soothing ingredients: Look out for products with aloe vera and niacinamide that help calm your skin and soothe it. 

  1. Moisturiser: Use hydrating products that locks in nourishment in your skin to heal your skin barrier. 

  1. Gentle cleanser: If your cleanser contains actives like salicylic acid or glycolic acid, try switching to a much gentle cleanser like lactic acid or creamy cleanser that don’t strip your skin any further.