There aren't a lot of suggestions on how to treat this skin type - there's more information on what to avoid that might cause stinging. Here are a few things to avoid...
- AHA (glycolic acid, especially)
- benzoic acid (found in strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, and raspberries - extracts and oils)
- cinnamic acid compounds (shea butter and cucumber extract)
- lactic acid
- propylene glycol
- quaternary ammonium compounds (usually quaternium-18, a preservative. Stinging skin types can usually handle Incroquat OSC, Incroquat CR, Incroquat BTMS, cetrimonium chloride, and cetrimonium bromide).
- sodium lauryl sulfate
- sorbic acid
- urea (this may or may not include Hydrovance and liquid Germall Plus)
- vitamin C
You may have a stinging response to any or all of these ingredients. If you want to see your response to these things, don't use them neat - most of us will have an adverse reaction to 100% AHA or urea. (Okay, shea butter is an exception to this as you could use it at 100%). Try diluting the ingredient with water or oil to the appropriate level for that ingredient, then try it. (And remember, sometimes expecting a response can produce the sensation...)
As a note, this is not an allergic response, so if you can't have these ingredients, you aren't necessarily allergic to them. And a sensitivity to sodium lauryl sulfate does not mean you are sensitive to the other sulfate or sodium based surfactants out there. SLS is a very strong detergent - the rest (like SLSa, SLeS, SCI, and so on) are very mild and quite lovely for our skin.