The best time to hydrate skin is actually immediately after you’ve showered. When you leave skin to dry before applying moisturiser, you give skin the opportunity to dry out further through trans-epidermal water loss. This means that skin would end up being drier unless you lock in the hydration with a moisturiser.
Choosing the right moisturiser is also important as the right one should help repair skin’s moisture barrier, as well as relieve any skin irritation. While the desire to smell nice after showering is strong, a moisturiser or body lotion that is heavily scented should be discouraged as the fragrance in these body lotions may trigger sensitivity, especially on sensitive skin.
The Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume is formulated without any parabens, alcohol, fragrance and preservatives so it’s gentle on skin and even suitable for babies above six months of age. It contains the Vitamin PP formula (also known as vitamin B3 or niacinamide), which helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), as well as stimulate ceramide production, helping skin to lock in moisture. Its balm-like texture absorbs quickly to soothe dryness and itching, relieving any skin irritation to restore healthy skin barrier.
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