Moisturizer is one of the most important steps of any skincare routine, but if you have sensitive skin, choosing a facial moisturizer can be tricky. Certain ingredients can irritate or dry out your skin even more, and you may find yourself having to switch products every few days or even hours. Finding the right moisturizer for sensitive skin can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
To help you choose the best moisturizer for your sensitive skin, we’ve created this guide that goes over the best facial moisturizers for sensitive skin, what features make a good moisturizer, common irritants to avoid, and some helpful tips for using your new moisturizer.
The Best Facial Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin: At a Glance.
Choosing the Right Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.
Common Irritants to Avoid When Choosing a Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.
Tips for Using Your New Facial Moisturizer.
Eucerin’s Sensitive Skin Experts recommend using a very simple, fragrance-free facial moisturizer that is non-comedogenic so it doesn’t clog pores. If you have sensitive skin (and even if you don’t) be careful to avoid using facial moisturizers that contain potentially irritating ingredients, such as fragrances, dyes, and common skin sensitizers like propylene glycol.
The best way to find a facial moisturizer for sensitive skin is to look for the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™ on the packaging. This Seal indicates that the product has passed the NEA’s screening process and been awarded its Seal of Acceptance. The NEA Seal helps consumers identify products suitable for use by people with eczema or sensitive skin conditions and can be found on moisturizers, cleansers/soaps and sunscreens.
While looking for the perfect facial moisturizer, I found that it really depends on your skin type. There are many different types of facial moisturizers, and they all have different ingredients in them. Some people need a moisturizer that is oil-free, while others may need a heavy duty moisturizer to help keep their face hydrated and clear. However, if you have sensitive skin it can be difficult to find the right product. There are moisturizers out there that contain harsh chemicals and fragrances that may irritate your skin.
The key to finding the best facial moisturizer for sensitive skin is to understand what causes break-outs in the first place. It’s not just about washing your face with soap and water; there are other factors that play a role as well.
Harsh winter weather can do a number on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, it may be more prone to redness and dryness during the cold-weather months. This is especially true of your face. Even if you don’t normally experience problems with your skin, winter weather can cause irritation and redness in all types of complexions. The key is to find products that won’t irritate your skin and will help to maintain its moisture levels.
First, look for a moisturizer that’s labeled “fragrance-free.” While fragrances smell nice, they can lead to irritation if you have sensitive skin. Look for the term “hypoallergenic,” which means that the product has been tested for irritants and won’t cause allergic reactions in most people. In addition, many people with sensitive skin benefit from using a moisturizer that’s oil-based rather than water-based. Water evaporates quickly from the skin, so it doesn’t provide long-lasting moisture. Oil seals moisture into your skin and protects it from environmental factors such as wind, cold temperatures and low humidity that can lead to dryness.
If you have eczema or psoriasis, choose a cream or ointment instead of a lotion
Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture.
Bacteria grows in oily skin and can cause acne. Therefore, oily skin tends to have frequent breakouts. People with oily skin want moisturizers that actually help control oil production and shine.
This is the most common skin type. Dry skin does not produce enough natural oil to keep it hydrated. The result is dryness and flakiness. Dry skin tends to look dull and can be prone to premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. People with dry skin want a moisturizer that will add lots of hydration without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. It is well balanced, usually soft, and has a healthy glow. Normal skin is less likely to develop blemishes, though it isn’t immune from them either. People with normal skin want a moisturizer that will provide hydration without causing breakouts or leaving the face feeling greasy or weighed down by thick creams that clog pores.
Combination skin exhibits characteristics of both oily and dry skin types; some areas may be dry while others are oily, some spots may be prone to breakouts while
Perioral dermatitis is a type of acne that occurs around the mouth. It is characterized by the appearance of small red papules, which may be surrounded by a fine scaling. It can affect both men and women of any age, although it is most common in women aged 15 to 45. The condition is not serious and usually disappears without treatment within 6 months. However, when perioral dermatitis occurs repeatedly or lasts for a long period of time, it can be treated with topical antibiotics or oral tetracycline medications.
Causes of Perioral Dermatitis
The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown. However, there are several factors that appear to trigger or exacerbate the condition:
Fluoride in toothpaste has been seen as a possible irritant. Therefore, switching to a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride may help prevent recurrences.
Use of cosmetics and/or skin care products containing vitamin A (retinol), corticosteroids, or iodides may trigger perioral dermatitis in some people.
Sensitivity to topical steroids (used for eczema) has been linked to the development of perioral dermatitis.
Preventing Perioral Dermatitis
Perioral Dermatitis is a common non-contagious skin condition that affects both men and women of all ages. It is characterized by small red bumps around the mouth. The bumps may also spread to the sides of the nose, eyes and even the forehead. The condition usually affects women aged 20 to 45 years, but it can also affect children and men.
What Causes Perioral Dermatitis?
The condition occurs when there is an inflammation of the skin surrounding the mouth. This inflammation can be caused by many factors. These include:
1) Use of strong corticosteroid creams-strong corticosteroid creams should not be used for long periods, as this may lead to Perioral dermatitis. A mild corticosteroid cream such as hydrocortisone 1% can be used for short periods on small areas of your face to treat mild inflammatory conditions such as eczema or contact dermatitis.
2) Infection with bacteria-bacteria may reside on your skin and cause perioral dermatitis in certain circumstances.
3) Exposure to sunlight-exposure to sunlight causes inflammation of the skin around the eyes, mouth, nose and forehead in some people.