Trying to find a face moisturizer that will work for your skin is complicated, but trying to find a face moisturizer for sensitive skin can feel extremely overwhelming. When you pick a face moisturizer, so many factors come into consideration: price point, ingredients, size, quality, brand familiarity, uses, the list goes on and on.
What exactly is sensitive skin? Most people classify themselves with sensitive skin because when they use facial care products it makes their face feel uncomfortable with stinging, burning, redness or itchiness; the best way to find out if you actually have sensitive skin versus another underlying skin condition like eczema or rosacea is to check with a dermatologist. They will look at your skin for excessive dryness and adverse skin reactions like bumps, pustules or micro skin tears. Once you’ve been diagnosed with sensitive skin, it's best to get to the source of the problem - what’s causing your sensitive skin reactions.
Genetics and age may play a small role into what causes sensitive skin but for most people reactions are caused by environmental triggers. There are some facial care products that actually strip your skin of the natural oils it needs to stay balanced and healthy. Another trigger could be the weather. Excessive exposure to harsh elements like cold or heat can cause your skin to become dehydrated and dry. These triggers are what can cause common types of sensitive skin reactions. Your skin will start to become overly dry and damaged to the point where it can no longer protect the nerve endings in your face.
A good face moisturizer for sensitive skin would be one that can protect and hydrate your skin. Adding a shielding lotion like Skin MD to your daily skin care routine would be a good start. Shielding lotions bond with your outer layer of skin to help keep environmental irritants out and help keep moisture in. Skin MD’s non-comedogenic lightweight formula is filled with botanicals that will help soothe, heal and moisturize the skin. It has been tested for allergens and is safe to use on all skin types.