When we think of flaky, itchy, red and oh-so irritated skin, we normally think of the winter season. But unfortunately, some of us deal with this year-round. Your skin can still feel dry and tight even when you are outside in the summer and sweating up a storm. Also, as we get older our hormones change and our skin cells are not being regenerated as quickly, and our bodies are not able to produce as many natural oils as when we were younger.
That’s why we are going to introduce you to some oils and other amazing products, that when used on a regular basis, can really help curb that “winter itch”! So let’s primp and pamper ourselves while hydrating & plumping up that skin. Here are some of my fave products.
Overnight while we are sleeping is one of the best times to moisturize. It gives everything time to sink in and not be affected by the sun’s UV rays, pollutants, icky toxins and no face touching. This hydrating mask has won the “Best of Beauty” award for a reason. It doesn’t feel heavy and greasy; just like a regular moisturizer, you can dab it on under your makeup during the day for an extra assist!
If you read my “Korean Beauty Hacks” article, you know that they are ahead of the game when it comes to skincare. This is another award-winning product whose efficacy is apparent. It has amino acids and water-binding sugars, which are great because we really want a product that locks moisture in, not just sit on top of the epidermis.
Moisturizing my skin has been one of my favorite ways to relax during quarantine. Seriously, my skin has gotten amazing with no makeup and time to add to my skin care routine!
Serums are amazing for our thirsty skin. Their molecular makeup is smaller than moisturizers and oils, so when we apply them, they are actually penetrating a deeper layer of the skin, the dermis which lies underneath the epidermis. The best order for application is washing and exfoliating, then serum, and then your lotion to lock everything up and help maintain that moisture.
This Peter Thomas Roth Serum is great because it is chocked full of hyaluronic acid. Don’t let the word “acid” scare you. This stuff is great for our skin. It’s hydration on steroids. This serum can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!
I am sure you are tired of hearing me write about this, but it truly is a panacea of awesomeness. Having crazy combination skin with adult acne and psoriasis, it is my constant lifesaver. After putting on my serum, I add this to my facial moisturizer and do a little face massage, morning and evening. It is cold-pressed from the pomifera fruit, which is jam-packed with omega-6 and omega-3 which helps my skin stay well-hydrated and healthy.
Lielife is completely vegan and a naturally occurring UV protectant and antioxidant. It also helps to regulate melanin and pigmentation, So it even helps with rosacea!
This is one of those “all over” creams that is a Swiss Army knife with an array of uses. Many makeup artists have this in their professional kits for this reason. It has wonderful ingredients like organic pansy for irritated dry skin and vitamin E to soften skin.
You can mix Weleda Skin Food with your foundation to add moisture and sheer it out a little bit. You can even use it as a primer for makeup to help protect your skin, or use it as a lip balm or highlighter for an extra boost of glow!
This fragrance-free lightweight moisturizer gets the job done without feeling heavy or greasy. Having ingredients like squalane and glycerine really you get your moisture fix and maintain that moisture.
Bonus: It absorbs quickly so you can do your makeup right after application or lie down and not have a greasy spot on your pillow!
I hope these products will help you if you are suffering from dryness or even combination skin with dry patches. Putting together a good skin care regimen is super important and helps when you do your makeup. When your canvas is beautiful, hydrated and glowing, then your makeup will follow suit. Enjoy, and take care of yourselves!
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