Moisturising sensitive skin is tricky business. You don’t know what would cause rashes or lead to a breakout. If you’re well aware of what ingredients don’t work for your skin type, things would be a tad bit easier. However, not all of us fall into that category. Since sensitive skin needs lot of TLC, skin care products catering to it need to be selected very thoughtfully.
So here’s a list of moisturising essentials that would do wonders to your sensitive skin:
- Find natural emollients:
- Go for glycerine and sunflower seed oil:
- Get some Argan Oil:
- Simple Petroleum Jelly:
- Silk protein extracts:
- Make a face mask yourself:
Find natural emollients:
Natural emollients lubricate dry skin and help keep it soft and smooth. An emollient like peach fruit extract which is found in the The Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser is rich in vitamins like A, B, C, E and K. Vitamins A, B and C are hydrating and have antioxidant effects while Vitamin E oil is used to heal scabs. It also protects skin from UV rays.
Go for glycerine and sunflower seed oil:
Glycerine can give dry skin a boost of hydration and soothe irritated skin. It’s also considered a remedy against acne. If you want to reap the benefits of glycerine invest in a light moisturising lotion like the Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion. Loaded with glycerine and sunflower seed oil, it works wonders for sensitive skin.
Get some Argan Oil:
This oil has been a rage since a while now. It has high levels of Vitamin E, a fabulous natural skin moisturiser, and good fatty acid content. The best part is that argan oil is non-greasy and a non-irritant. If you have super sensitive skin that breaks out even at the sight of heavy, oily products, argan oil is your friend. Dry skin absorbs this oil in a jiffy. We love the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum. It’s super light and just a few drops work like magic on dry, sensitive skin.
Simple Petroleum Jelly:
Nothing works like Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on sensitive skin that’s prone to dryness and dullness since it is super hydrating and moisturising. If you want a milky variant for extremely dry and cracked skin that’s super sensitive, you could go for Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Body Lotion. It works great for people living in areas with dry, cold weather.
Silk protein extracts:
Silk protein extract containing sericin is like a magical agent for dry skin. It moisturises your skin while inducing sebum absorption and skin tightening. Sericin is also a potent anti-oxidant, neutralizing all the free-radical-induced damage on your skin. It also protects your skin from harmful UV rays. This skin-brightening super-agent helps moisturise dry skin in a gentle and effective manner. Now, if you’re wondering about how you can find your skin some silk protein, fret not! The Pond’s Silk Cream has sericin, soya bean oil, peach extract and strawberry extract in it! That’s a whole lotta skin goodness in one bottle.
Make a face mask yourself:
If you want to try some home remedies, whip up this simple face mask at home! All you need is two fully ripe bananas, a tablespoon of honey, and half cup yoghurt. Blend them together, and there you have your homemade face mask! Smear this on your face, let it sit for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. This mask is suited for dry sensitive skin. It will moisturise your skin and make it healthy and keep it moisturised too!
With this list of essential moisturisers for sensitive skin, you need not fear a break out or let your sensitive skin remain dry. Use any of these products to have hydrated, moisturised, awesome skin.