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Dermatologists Recommend These Soothing Moisturizers To Avoid Dry and Sensitive Skin in the Winter

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(Photo : Ekaterina Bolovtsova / Pexels) For sensitive skin, moisturizer more often in the winter to avoid irritation.

In the winter, the best way to avoid dry, flaky, and irritated skin is to moisturize and do it more often. While there are so many moisturizers in the market to choose from, those with sensitive skin are better off avoiding some ingredients to avoid irritating their skin more. According to Glamour, these are some ingredients that work wonderfully on other skin types but may not work as well for sensitive skin: retinol, salicylic acid, coconut oil, hyaluronic acid, benzoyl peroxide, alpha hydroxy acids and hydroquinone. Instead, look for products that have bakuchiol, witch hazel, jojoba oil, squalene, ceramides, azelaic acid, polyhydroxy acids and tranexamic acid.

For soft and hydrated skin in the winter, here are dermatologist-approved moisturizers for sensitive skin.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green tells SELF that this very affordable Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is a favorite among dermatologists and is great for sensitive and even acne-prone skin.

Vanicream Lite Lotion for Sensitive Skin

The name says it all. This lotion is free from sensitive skin irritants like from parabens, dyes, fragrance, lanolin, and formaldehyde. You can use this on the face, hands, and body, too.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream

For sensitive skin that's also oily, Good Housekeeping recommends Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream. It's calming, hydrates without leaving an oily film and is fragrance free.

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Cream Face Moisturizer

Simple is well known for their formulations for sensitive skin. This hydrating gel cream has no artificial coloring and perfume. It's also lightweight but gives a great boost of moisture.

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Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer

This protein moisturizer is formulated with amino acids, antioxidant-rich pygmy waterlily stem cell extract and soybean folic acid ferment extract that is rich in vitamin B. This potent combination helps improve sensitive skin's tone, texture, and firmness. This moisturizer is also free from essential oils, fragrance, and silicones.

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30

CeraVe has gained a massive following this year thanks to dermatologist recommendations and social media influencers like Hyram. CeraVe's hero ingredient are ceramides which prevent moisture loss, fight environmental damage, and keep skin supple. This variant also has broad spectrum SPF 30 which is always a good bonus in moisturizers.

Sebamed Fragrance-Free Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer

Formulated for dry and sensitive skin, Sebamed Fragrance-Free Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer has avocado oil, glycerin, and vitamin E to protect and improve skin elasticity. Sebamed products also have a pH value of 5.5 to supports the skin's barrier functions. They are also free from dyes, silicones, and mineral oil.

Mustela Soothing Moisturizing Cream

If it's safe enough for babies, then it's also safe for you. With skin-loving avocado and magnolia berries, it calms and soothes sensitive skin.

Belei Oil-Free Face Moisturizer UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen

Popsugar approves of this dermatologist-tested hybrid product that combines an oil-free moisturizing formula with an impressively high level of sun protection. Save a few dollars and one skincare step with Amazon's Belei Oil-Free Face Moisturizer UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen.

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