Welcome to this site, and thank you for visiting! I created My Sensitive Skin Care, along with a small team of dedicated helpers.
I'd like to share with you a little more with you about why we are different from most skin care sites, and how our site can help you find relief from your skin problems WITHOUT spending tons of money on more and more skincare products!
First, I don't manufacture skincare products! My main focus is on educating and empowering you to find natural solutions for your sensitive skin problems.
I don't want you to buy lots of products you don't need, and in many cases I may recommend that you reduce or eliminate many of the products you may be using!
That being said, my readers practically banged down the doors and demanded that I find them some good quality sensitive skincare products!
So, for this reason I've partnered with several small, unique skincare companies whose products I use myself.
I have found after decades of struggling with sensitive skin that MOST products simply don't meet my picky standards. I was thrilled to find these companies, and you will find links to them on our Safe Products and Natural Remedies pages, and some other areas of our site.
If you've watched any classic Star Trek (one of my favorite shows!) you've probably heard Bones exclaim on more than one occasion... "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!"
Well, I am most definitely NOT a doctor or health professional.
My team and I cannot offer medical advice, and we always recommend if you have a skin condition that you first seek the advice of your most trusted health professional.
Now I know that may be difficult in today's world, with the limitations of the health care system, so your health professional may be a medical doctor, nurse practitioner, naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic physician, or herbalist.
That being said, I AM an expert in finding creative and innovative solutions to health problems that appear to have no possible cause or solution!
I have a lifetime of experience learning how to take care of my own unique body, and helping hundreds of people to do the same.
I hope that some of what I share here can be helpful to you!
No matter how great your doctor or health care practitioner is, she or he will never know what it is like to be YOU. Only YOU know how it feels to be in your skin ... especially your sensitive skin!
We're taught that our doctors know everything, and we should simply follow their advice, but in reality, medical science, like all healing professions, are not exact.
Even if we have the absolute best doctor in the world, they can only spend a little time with us. The rest of the time, it's up to us to figure out how to deal with the many challeges of having sensitive skin!
It is my hope that our site can help you to find real, longterm, healthy solutions that work for YOUR unique skin problems.
My greatest wish is that our site can help you to develop a good "working relationship" with your body and your skincare, and to take charge of your own unique body's health, so you can live a lifetime with fabulously clear, radiant skin!
Most of what I've learned about sensitive skincare is important enough that I feel strongly that everyone should have access to this information.
That is why I have created over 1000 pages of information that you can search to find answers to your questions.
In addition, my new podcast offers quick, informative tips and answers to your sensitive skin questions.
Mother Nature has created our bodies with amazing perfection. Yes, there are things that go wrong, but I'm always amazed at how much in our bodies works well without our doing a thing!
I've learned that many of my skin problems can be helped by actually doing less to my skin.
Using FEWER skincare products, using products with fewer ingredients, and sometimes STOPPING my skincare products altogether, has most often helped me to clear up rashes, outbreaks and skin eruptions.
Whenever possible I recommend simple, affordable and natural solutions to skin care challenges. You'll find information on this site about natural skincare recipes, facial exercise and other holistic treatments.
Some skin problems require more sophisticated healing approaches and I am the first person to be grateful for medical science, naturopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and other healing modalities that can help when we have a really intense skin problem!
One of the huge problems of having sensitive skin is that our sensitivities limit our choices when it comes to finding effective skincare and hair care products.
I can't tell you how many times I've had hugely disappointed when trying products that are supposed to be hypoallergenic, gentle, natural, or non-irritating.
Problem number one is all to familiar to any of us - Even natural or hypoallergenic products cause breakouts!
Yes, my skin can quickly turn into the color of a ripe tomato in the space of one minute with the wrong product ... no matter how gentle or natural!
Problem number two is equally distressing, frustrating, disappointing, and of course causes more financial stress ... when your skincare products simply don't work!
Your sensitive skin shampoo makes your hair look like a wet cat! :( Or, your facial cleanser doesn't do a thing for your skin, so you might as well use just water!
Your sunscreen for sensitive skin gives you what I like to call the "Casper effect" ... it makes your face as white as a sheet! :(
Worse of all is trying to find antiaging products for sensitive skin ... what a nightmare! You'll find many of these more expensive than your weekly food budget, and with a predeliction towards burning your face!!
By the way, I recommend NEVER trying wrinkle reduction skincare products that do not have a 100% money back guarantee.
Can you tell I've had a lot of experience with this?
For this reason, my focus is on recommending safe skin care products that are free of toxins AND highly effective.
I'm VERY picky and I am looking for products that will bring noticeable results for the health of your sensitive skin.
I think that we all want to look our best, but why is it that when we look in the mirror, all we can see are flaws, imperfections, and those things that we don't like?
It's so easy to look at ourselves and to feel upset because we do not look like the models and TV stars that we are encouraged to look like.
It's even worse when you have a skin problem. You are embarrassed, mortified, and want to hide under the couch!
You feel the opposite of beautiful, AND you think everyone is looking at you and judging you, and thinking less of you.
And, on top of that, you feel COMPLETELY alone, that no one else could ever understand what you feel.
Yes, I know how you feel!
AND and so do millions of others who have skin problems!
What's the antidote?
When you feel ugly, embarrassed, and like you just can't stand another minute of your problem skin, it is our natural tendency to try to fix the problem.
"If I try just one more skin treatment or product, THAT will be solution.
Then, I'll be able to look in the mirror and smile."
But guess what ... then NEXT blemish, acne scar, skin rash or psoriasis outbreak will put you right back into Self Judgement City!
So what's the answer? Oh, it's so SIMPLE that you'll probably think I'm crazy. You won't like my advice, but I'm going to share it anyways.
The only way out of this mess is to accept yourself unconditionally ... skin blemishes and all!
Yes, no matter how bad your acne or wrinkles get, if you can accept yourself AS YOU ARE ...
Then suddenly you have OPTIONS!
Now, notice I didn't say that you need to LIKE your skin problems ... that's really asking TOO Much I think!
BUT, when you ACCEPT them, and ACCEPT YOURSELF, just as you are, you will find that NEW possibilities open up that you might never had dreamed of!
Now, the big marketing companies of the world WANT you to feel badly about yourself, embarrassed about yourself, so that you will buy more products ...
So you may need to practice self acceptance until it becomes natural.
You may find as you do this, that you just end up feeling MORE negative about yourself. This is temporary!
These kind of negative feelings are NOT you ... they are like the dust that comes off when you shake off an old coat. Just let them go!
One thing that may help is to affirm that No matter what I may feel, I am not my feelings.
Now, when you CHOOSE to accept yourself, you can make decisions more easily without the panic that comes from feeling that you absolutely MUST fix the problem right now!
My approach to beauty is about supporting and strengthening YOUR own radiant, natural beauty, with methods that are as natural and healthy and safe for you and for our environment as possible.
I believe that natural beauty is the authentic expression of your unique authentic self, and that it begins from within.
My Sensitive Skin Care is a labor of love, created from my own personal, day to day experiences with sensitive skin care. I created this site to educate people about new solutions for sensitive skin challenges, and the affect of cosmetic ingredients on sensitive skin.
I strive always to maintain the highest standards of integrity in everything that I do, including disclosure of my financial support.
My site receives income from several different sources.
These are products and companies that I have personally researched and hand picked from thousands of possible choices.
I ONLY recommend companies that I have researched and personally used myself.
I also ONLY use products from companies I trust that have 100% satisfaction guarantees.
Whenever possible I focus on using and recommending products from companies that are environmentally friendly whose mission involves helping to create a better world. These companies share my values and our vision, and we want to support them.
I am extremely picky about the products I use, and so I put a lot of time and effort into finding resources that will help you find solutions for sensitive skin.
If you click on one of the partner links on my site, or from our e-mail list, we will receive a small commission as a "thank you" from our affiliate partners.
This does not cost you extra, and in some cases will save you money as we may be able to help you find an even lower price.
Regardless of my affiliations with a company, I will always truthfully report my experiences of them, both good and bad.
All proceeds earned from this site go towards supporting the spiritual healing work that my husband and I do to help to create a better world.
It is my hope that our site can help open you to new possibilities for your own skincare and radiant health. I thank you for visiting!
Love and blessings,