If you have dry skin, finding the right moisturisers can be quite difficult. You want something for day time that’s not too shiny, that you can layer make up over and for night time you want something that will hydrate your skin but not break it out!
A tough ask, some might say! I’ve got dry skin and even though it’s summer it doesn’t really change between the seasons so I’m pretty much stuck with it all year round (often it gets WORSE in winter which is exactly what I want..not). The amount of moisturisers you see up there might SEEM like a lot but often layering is the best way to lock moisture into your skin, stopping you looking like a dehydrated orange :’).
One thing that it’s important not to forget is protecting your skin from UVA/UVB rays (I dunno what the difference is between the two I just know that they are bad) so using a moisturiser with SPF’s in will help your skin stay smooth and free from sun damage!
I’ve heard some skincare-y people saying that the small amount of SPF in moisturisers isn’t enough to actually protect your skin from sun damage…but I’m not sure companies could make that claim if they didn’t do some good towards the cause *shrugs*.
Here’s what I use to keep my face from looking like shrivelly fruit!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist, £9.50 –
If you have dry skin and the myriad of options for skincare are bamboozling you, if something says ‘hydrating’ you should pick it up because it will be helpful for your skin. I’m on my third bottle of this mist, it’s such an easy way of hydrating your skin and adding an extra layer to help your skin stay fresh throughout the working day (depends on how hard you work too, lol). I use this as the first step in my skincare, spritzing it over my face and then I apply the following:
Origins GinZing Eye Cream, £20 –
I’ve been loving using this Origins cream, it’s been a staple in my morning skincare and it’s perfect for applying under make up. This is quite a thick formula cream but it smooths into your skin really well – it leaves your under eyes looking glowy but this cream doesn’t have any sparkle/glitter pigments in it which is excellent.
I’ve just started using the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer at the same point that I’ve started using this under eye cream, which was a bit silly because I don’t know which out of the two has caused my skin to feel SOFT AS A CLOUD BABY’S BUTT. It may be a combination of both, but I’ve found using this cream and the new concealer this is the best my under eyes have ever looked! As under eyes go, that is…
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Gel Cream, £34 –
This cream is a gel based formula so this means it packs alot more moisture into a skincare product that has a non greasy finish. This is why this is so perfect for day time! A pot of this tends to last me around 6 months, which is crazy because it’s not actually a big pot of product!
A little goes a long way, so once I’ve scrunched my eyes up in preparation to spritz the Body Shop Mist over my face I will smooth a small blob of this gel cream over my face as well, taking care to really rub it in and massage my skin at the same time. Doing this will increase the blood flow in your skin and this helps keep your skin healthy and glowy!
Paula’s Choice Clear Ultra Light Daily Mattifying Fluid with SPF, £10 –
Paula chooses good, you know. This mattifying fluid is completely new to me, I got it in my June Birchbox and I haven’t looked back since. Using this as an extra layer of moisture AND sun protectant has been a really lovely addition to my routine and it’s made me feel better about the potential sunlight I might be exposing my face to (it’s Britain though so who knows if the Sun actually wants to put his hat on and come out to play). I put a small amount of this on after the Clinique Gel Cream over my forehead, cheeks and nose :).
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, £24 –
So, this mask is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or it makes you feel weird. This is a putty like texture, the mask is described as ‘bouncy’ and it literally is. I scoop up a bit of this and rub it between my palms and smooth over my face and neck at nighttime before bed as this is intended to be a cream/mask for adding hydration overnight. If you can get used to the consistency it really does good stuff to your skin. I feel like when I wake up with a labyrinth of pillow creases on my face, I know I’ve done my bit overnight to help plump them out again by using this!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading up on the things I use to combat dry skin 🙂 they work for me, I can only hope they work as well for you!
Thanks for reading 🙂 till next time!
Love Roshni xxx