If you have sensitive skin, one of the challenges you will have to face is choosing the right product for your skin type. Although there are a lot of products intended for people with sensitive skin, not all of them contain the right ingredients that can improve the functions of this largest organ.
If you have sensitive skin, you have a work cut out for you when it comes to finding the best moisturizer. But let me tell you what makes up the best one. Here are some factors you need to consider when you are buying:
1. The product should contain hypoallergenic ingredients
I am inclined to say choose a product with natural ingredients. However, there are still certain natural ingredients that might trigger allergic reactions. It is better to stick with hypoallergenic ingredients because they are less likely to cause irritation and rashes.
Also look for those that have been clinically tested. Certain ingredients like CynergyTK, Phytessence Wakame and Nano Lipobelle HEQ10 have been proven effective when it comes to improving the functions of the skin without triggering allergy attacks. CynergyTK is an ingredient extracted from the wool of sheep. It is primarily made up of functional keratin, a kind of protein responsible for the continuous growth of collagen and elastin in the body. Phytessence Wakame is a type of sea kelp that can effectively eliminate harmful enzymes. These enzymes attack hyaluronic acid, the acid that supplies moisture to collagen proteins. By preserving hyaluronic acid, you are thereby prolonging the life of collagen proteins. Nano Lipobelle HEQ10 is a type of antioxidant with smaller molecules. Because of its molecular structure, this antioxidant can penetrate deeper into the skin.
2. It should not contain parabens and additives
More often than not, allergy attacks are triggered because of the additives and parabens incorporated in moisturizers. Parabens are often used to prolong the shelf life of products. However, experts found out that this can contribute to the appearance of several debilitating illnesses such as cancer. Your product should be devoid of harmful parabens and additives.
3. It should protect you from the sun
It must contain sun protection or SPF. This will deflect UV rays. UV rays tend to thin out the dermis, trigger the appearance of free radicals and increase the likelihood of allergy attacks for sensitive skin. By applying sun protection, you can prevent all these things from happening.