Moisturisers add water back into the skin helping to keep it hydrated. When the skin becomes dry, surface cells are shed too fast and come off in clumps of white flakes.
Repeated use of moisturiser increases the skin’s water content and helps to normalise cell turnover.
There are three key kinds of moisturisers: ...
It's important to differentiate between sensitive skin and sensitised skin.
Sensitive skin is a genetic predisposition. The skin burns easily in sunlight and can react to triggers, such as food. This is because the complexion tends to have a lower amount of pigment and a thinner top skin layer.