My Guide to Dry Skin

I truly think there is nothing worse than dry skin. Okay, maybe I can think of a few things that are worse but you get where I’m coming from. Its frustrating, and it inevitably ruins the rest of your day having to deal with it.

Come winter, my skin likes to forget everything it knew about staying moisturised and nourished. This winter it’s been worse than ever, and only recently I’ve began to get it under control again and I figured I should share what I do.

So, here is a list of some of the products I use and how I use them to help my skin stay well nourished and happy.

  1.  Scrubs, scrubs, and more scrubs. 

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One of my favourite things to use is scrubs. They aren’t specifically targeted to people with dry skin, but they do wonders to rid your face of old and flaky skin. The products I find myself reaching for the most are ones by St. Ives. Their fresh skin apricot scrub’ always leaves my skin super smooth and refreshed. It is definitely a deep cleanse, so it is only recommended you use it three times a week.

If you were looking for something a little gentler, St. Ives ‘green tea scrub’ would be ideal for someone with sensitive skin. I still find that it helps clear any dry skin I may have on my face, just not as harshly as their apricot one. It also helps clear any redness and blackheads you may have, which is always an added bonus.

2. Toners.

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After using a scrub in the shower, to refresh my skin I like to use a toner. My favourite one is Nivea’s ‘refreshing toner’. It never fails to help calm the redness I get after showers and helps restore the moisture in my skin.

I simply deposit some of it onto a cotton pad then swipe it over my face after I get out of the shower at night.

3. Rosehip oil. 

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I feel like everyone already knows about rosehip oil, but I’m here to let you know about it again. This product is my holy grail and I honestly don’t know how I lived my life without it. I only discovered it about a two months ago, and after using it every night since there has been massive improvements in the quality of my skin. Not only does it help aid with dry skin, but I’ve found it’s been clearing my acne scars which is a big plus in my books.

I use the brand ‘Essano’, applying seven drops (as directed) all over my face then massaging it in. I like to give it a minute or two to settle into my skin before applying my moisturiser.

Just a tip: I have found that applying this before I do my makeup makes it look patchy and streaky so I would just be weary of this!

4. Moisturiser.

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The final step in my skin care routine is to apply moisturiser. I find this the most important part to help my skin maintain nourishment, as you cam imagine.

There are a million different kinds of moisturisers, and countless different brands and the hard part is trying to find one that works for you. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve tried. I have, however, found a couple that work for me.

The first one is Simple’s ‘hydrating light moisturiser’. This is perfect for hydrating your skin right before you apply makeup. It has a very light formula that sinks into your skin beautifully and I would definitely recommend it.

The second one is Nivea’s ‘rich generating night cream’. I like to use this to top off my skincare routine of a night. It has a much thicker formula than Simple’s one, however it’s perfect for throwing on for over-night regeneration.

Skincare can be a tricky thing to get a hold of, but once you find the right products that work for you, it isn’t so bad. I’d like to state that I am in no way a professional when it comes to skincare, this is just what I’ve found works best for me and I figured I should share it for anyone else who may be having similar problems to me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and found it helpful.

Thanks for reading! x

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