Dr Sam Bunting is a cosmetic dermatologist passionate about bridging the gap between traditional dermatology and beauty.
Moisturise, protect, maintain…
For healthy, hydrated skin make sure to maintain the skin’s moisture content and barrier function – look for daily moisturisers with ingredients such as Glycerin that draws the moisture in and Dexpanthenol that helps maintain barrier integrity. Try Cetaphil Moisturising Body Mousse, which contains Glycerin (a humectant which helps to draw in moisture) and Dexpanthenol (an emollient which boosts barrier function) and ingredients that can help reduce skin irritation
Inside out Beauty
Protect your skin by drinking plenty of water and eating a diet rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E (found in nuts and seeds) and omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish and nuts) which will help retain your skins natural moisture
Consistency is key
To regulate and manage the condition of your skin, including problem skin types, maintain a regular routine of cleansing and moisturising using effective, non-irritating products. Sensitive products will gently remove your makeup, excess oil and impurities, all whilst keeping the skin hydrated and soothed
Soap can alter the skin’s natural pH balance, deplete the skin of its natural moisturising factor and cause irritation. Make sure you use a soap-free cleanser and body wash – particularly if you have sensitive skin. Try a hypoallergenic, soap-free option such as Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash to effectively cleanse your skin without upsetting the skins natural protective barrier.
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