For some reason it’s been super windy here in central California. Call it climate change. Call it global warming. I don’t care what you call it. I’m just not happy about it.
My allergies have been horrible, my pool water is evaporating faster, the neighborhood is a mess, and my skin has been so dry from this wind. Because my face is so dry, my makeup doesn’t go on nicely and ends up looking cakey and shows blemishes even more.
I did a little experimenting with skincare products recently to see if I could come up with any good dry skin remedies and I wanted to share a great routine that I came up with. Obviously, I’m not a skincare pro but this routine has been working well for me.
Step 1 – Drink More Water – Increasing the amount of water you drink each day can dramatically change the appearance of your skin. Plus it’s just good for you.
Step 2 – Exfoliate – Two to three times per week, I’ve been using the Derma E Microdermabrasion scrub. It buffs my dead skin away and almost acts as a skin polish. I love it. You can get it for around $30 on the Derma E website.
Step 3 – Face Mask – I was told by a skincare expert that using a face mask after you exfoliate is a good idea. I’ve found that The Jojoba Company’s Botanical Hydrating Face Mask works wonders. The instructions tell you to leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes or use it overnight for an intense treatment. I’ve only used this mask overnight and I’ve woken up with amazingly smooth, moisturized skin. No breakouts!
Step 4 – Moisturize – I prefer to use a night moisturizer during the daytime (gasp). I know, I know. What am I thinking? If you tried The Jojoba Company’s Intense Overnight Renewal Cream, you would get it. Since my face makeup contains sunscreen, I don’t find it necessary to use a “daytime” moisturizer with SPF. This night cream just feels so good on my skin, even under makeup.
Step 5 – Primer – Because I use the overnight moisturizer, I tend to stay away from primer, but in rare instances I do use the Smashbox Photo Finish (light) Primer. This an oil-free, 60% water-based formula with no stinky smells.
Do you have any tried and true dry skin remedies? Share them in the comments below!