CHOOSING THE BEST MOISTURISER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Before you even start looking for a suitable moisturiser, your first point of call should be to get an accurate assessment of your skin type. It’s important to know the cause of your sensitive skin symptoms so you can make the best choices for your skin.
If you are concerned about your sensitive skin, it’s best to visit a qualified dermatologist. If you are experiencing irritation from specific moisturisers or other products it’s important to find out why. Is it because of a particular allergy? Is it due to an underlying skin condition? Is it due to aspects of your lifestyle or diet?
After a qualified professional has helped you to answer these questions you can begin your quest for the best moisturiser for your sensitive skin. Read on to learn more about the needs of sensitive skin and how to choose the right moisturiser to suit your skin type.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF SENSITIVE SKIN?
To reduce potential outbreaks of dry, red and/or flaky patches of skin the products you use on your skin need to be as natural and gentle as possible. Regardless of the weather or time of year, sensitive skin needs to be properly protected and cared for. Because environmental factors like high winds, the sun and even concentrated levels of pollution can all cause your skin to flare up, it’s important to always be prepared.
Firstly, wearing an effective sunscreen everyday will help protect your skin from irritating sun damage by creating a protective veil against UVA and UVB rays.
Secondly, keeping your skin moisturised not only helps to avoid dry, scaly patches, it also provides a light barrier from toxins that may come into contact with your skin.
Another specific need of sensitive skin is consistent hydration. Because sensitive skin often lacks the natural moisturising properties of regular, healthy skin, it’s important to monitor and maintain your skin’s hydration levels.
In the colder months, try to avoid overly hot showers, dry heated rooms and exposure to extreme winds. These elements will only dry out your skin and make it more sensitive. Remember also to drink enough water and snack on vegetables with a high water content, like cucumbers and tomato. These help maintain moisture levels in your skin.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF SENSITIVE SKIN?
Moisturisers, especially those with SPF and UVA/UVB filters, help to protect and replenish our skin from its daily duties and help us to keep a healthy, radiant glow.
The best moisturisers for sensitive skin will help to provide intensive soothing moisture to enrich skin’s natural glow without any common irritants, such as:
- Mineral Oils
It is vital that you moisturise your face with products that are suited to sensitive skin to avoid unwanted outbreaks and irritations.
Because dry and sensitive skin often lacks in moisturising capabilities and is vulnerable to many external factors it needs help from good products. Because moisturisers are absorbed into the skin, ones developed for sensitive skin need to contain low irritant ingredients.
NIVEA Pure & Natural Soothing Day Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin is made with 95% of ingredients of natural origin.
This soothing day cream is formulated with organic chamomile and organic argan oil which naturally and gently provide your sensitive skin with hydration and nourishment.
NIVEA Pure & Natural Regenerating Night Face Cream is also made with 95% of ingredients of natural origin. It provides intensive 24-hour moisture and supports skin regeneration while you sleep. This regenerating night cream formula combines organic aloe vera and organic argan oil for natural moisturisation leaving your sensitive skin feeling naturally soft & smooth.
Moisturising your sensitive skin on the rest of your body can also be a hassle.
NIVEA Pure & Natural Body Lotion and NIVEA Pure & Natural Hand Cream act as powerful moisturisers that support the natural skin balance. Formulated with valuable argan oil these soothing hand and body creams help to reinforce the skin’s own protective barrier leaving it smooth and beautiful all day long.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
Chamomile is known among other things for its mild antibacterial properties. The plant contains natural essential oils and flavonoids, which are perfect for sensitive skin. Chamomile also helps to keep your skin smooth and soft, while reducing redness and irritation.
Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years in treating sensitive skin conditions, thanks to its special soothing and protective properties. Aloe vera also enhances natural cell renewal processes to improve the skin’s texture and elasticity for firmer and more supple skin.
Other than its naturally calming aroma, argan oil mostly consists of unsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-9 and Omega-6, and is rich in vitamin E that work to replenish the skins natural moisture levels. Argan oil is also well known as natural anti-oxidant that helps care for sensitive skin and keep it smooth.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.