Sensitive skin needs extra care. It can become irritated by the littlest things; the food you eat or the ingredients in the products you choose. Be sure to avoid over exfoliating or rinsing with hot water to avoid a flare-up. Opt for gentle cleansers to avoid stripping sensitive skin of natural oils. Keep your skin care regimen simple, the actual regime and the ingredients; sensitive skin tends to become more aggravated when exposed to different products.