Skin Care for Dry Skin
I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today's topic is about skin care products for dry skin. I visited with an Esthetician this past weekend to gain some advice on my skin. I have very very dry skin and lately it's been going a little crazy. I mostly get breakouts around the T-Zone area, but lately I've had painful cystic breakouts along the jawline and chin.
My Esthetician reminded me of this lovely thing called "hormones," that really can take a toll on your skin. She mentioned that as we approach the age of 30, (no idea where she got that idea from??) things start to change. No wonder my skin hasn't been its normal self.
She suggested the following products for sensitive dry skin. I was excited to try these products in hopes to FINALLY clear up my skin! I was originally using a cleanser that contained salicylic acid to help with the breakouts, but she explained that it was stripping the natural oils in my skin. This type of cleanser was over drying my skin and in return my skin was producing MORE oils than normal, clogging up the pores. Ahhh! She suggested to use a spot treatment gel containing salicylic acid ONLY on the breakout area, followed with a natural oil all over the skin to seal in hydration.
She suggested the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and the CeraVe Facial Moisturizer. Both of these products contain a small ingredient list which is something you'll want to look for. Also, I purchased both of these products at Target and they were very affordable. That was a big plus! I will link these products below for any of you out of towners. They are very affordable on Amazon as well.
I haven't used Cetaphil since high school. I'm not sure why I stopped in the first place? It was probably due to the fact that I like trying out new products and ventured away from it in College. I'm so glad I came to rediscover this product. I have used the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser everyday now since I purchased it last weekend, and I'm in love! It removes all my makeup, AND my skin doesn't feel dry like it normally does after washing it. When I read, "Mild enough to cleanse a baby's delicate skin," I knew it was going to be good. :)
Cetaphil contains a mild, non-irritating formula that soothes skin as it cleans. If you have troubled skin, especially rosacea, I would give this product a try.
She also suggested the CeraVe Moisturizing lotion. This facial lotion contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid aids in helping the skin retain moisture. Here's a fun fact: 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 liters of water! That is insane! My skin definitely needs this. I only use this product in the morning after I've applied my toner. (see below)
I use the Heritage Store Lavender Water and Glycerin as a toner. This brand also makes a rose water spray which I use as well. (I'm currently out of stock of the rosewater) I love the lavender sent especially before bedtime. This product is super light and hydrating.
I follow up and finish my nightly routine with Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. My Esthetician made it crystal clear that natural oils will be my new best friend. She suggested to use a natural oil every night to hydrate the skin and to lock in moisture. Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. It's also great for all skin types. Yes, this includes you ladies with oily skin! I use it all over my face and neck, plus I dap some on my lips. I love this stuff!
Well this concludes my current skin care routine and products. I hope you found this to be helpful. I will link all the products below. Please comment if you have any questions at all. I would love to hear from you! Let me know if there's a specific topic you would like for me to feature on the blog next time.
Have a BeYOUtiful and Blessed day!
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing lotion