My Dry Skin Essentials9:30:00 PM
I originally have oily-combination skin where it's oily on the t-zone and normal on the cheeks. But because of the changing weather and maybe a change in my food intake and/or my daily routines, my skin could turn to dry condition instead. And this is what happened to me on the last two previous months.
Right now my skin is back to it's original oily-combination, but during April and May I experienced an almost severe dry skin. Upon realizing the change in my skin condition I then automatically change my daily skin treatment routines and started to incorporate some products that have high moisturizing effects. I also routinely used products that are usually too thick for my combination skin, and had found some benefits from changing my routines.
So here I'd like to share with you the products that I reached for during my dry skin period which I routinely used until it finally gets back to my normal skin condition ;)
I didn't do any dramatic treatment changes on my skin, I just change my serum and moisturizer into a richer and thicker ones, and I also routinely use a face masks (most of them have hydrating effects). I routinely took care of my skin by applying the products diligently until my skin is finally back to it's normal condition.
Now some of these products may work for you but everyone's skin is different so I can't guarantee what's work for me would definitely works for you too.
I'm just sharing what works for my skin and I also did this post as a note for myself so that if I would experience a dry skin problem again in the future I could look into this post and see what products worked for me.
Products I used:
- Made From Earth Rosehip + Hibiscus Organic Face Serum
This is a thick serum which I got from Made From Earth [reviewed here]. It's probably the thickest serum I have in my stash right now so I usually only use this at night before my night cream. I do find lots of benefits from it but the thicker formula makes it a bit greasy for me to use during the day. But when my skin is dry that means I can use a thicker lotion, so I've been using this daily and night during my dry period and it works wonder. It really keeps my skin hydrated for a longer period of time and I love slathering it on my skin because it has lots of potential ingredients in it such as rosehip oil, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin C, A, D and E, and also some anti-oxidants.
- Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Cream
I've talked about this cream a few times here on this blog about how very soothing yet very moisturizing this cream is. It contains Baobab tree extracts and organic Aloe which supplies instant moisture to the skin. Whenever my skin felt dry I always reach this cream for a soothing and dehydrating feeling it gives to my skin. I usually use this cream at night as my night cream because it's too rich for my combi-oily skin, but during my dry skin period I use this as my daily moisturizer instead and appreciate how it gives good amount of hydration on my skin.
- Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Skin
This one is actually functions as a toner to tone your face as well as gives extra hydration to the skin. This comes in a mini set of Aloe Moistfull Skincare Set that I received a while ago that includes this Soothing Skin, the Soothing Cream above, and Soothing Lotion. I really love this Etude House range and every time I feel my skin is tight I just wiped it with this Soothing Skin to get rid of the tight feeling.
- Laneige Water Essence
This range from Laneige is already popular amongst those who has dry skin. This is a Korean "sleeping pack" which means you use this as a "face mask" and leave it on your face just before you go to sleep until you wash it in the morning. It would be absorbed by your skin and won't leave any marks or residue on your pillows but you'll wake up with a hydrated and plumped skin on your face. It keeps your skin hydrated all night and gets rid of dry skin in the morning. I used this once a week especially when my skin is in it's driest condition.
- Wardah Facial Scrub
During the dry skin period I sometimes found some dry patches and also a few dry flakes here and there. To get rid of it I routinely scrub my face twice a week with this Wardah Facial Scrub. I chose this one because it was the least harsh face scrub on my stash. It is actually a very mild face scrub so it won't irritate your dry skin even more. I did a review on Wardah products HERE.
I also used some face masks during my dry skin period but unfortunately I have thrown away all the empty packages so I can't exactly remember what masks I used, but they all are just regular sheet masks that I grabbed from my sheet mask stash. Above photo is an example of similar sheet masks that I used for my dry skin. Here's the list of the above sheet masks incase you're wondering:
- Etude House Moistfull Mask
- SASA Intensive Sparkling White Mask
- Innisfree It's Real Bamboo Mask
- VOV Daily Fresh Wash-Off Pack in Green Tea Collagen
- My Beauty Diary Southern France Apricot Mask
- VOV Daily Fresh Wash-Off Pack in 17 Cereals
During the dry skin period I routinely used a face mask about 1 - 2 times a week at night before sleep. I love using the sheet masks because it's simple and I just throw it away once I finished. I would also tap the excess leftover essences from the face masks onto my skin, allowing it to be fully absorbed by the skin for extra hydration.
So that's it for my dry skin essentials. On top of that, I also drank a lot of water to help replenish the skin a lot faster. If you have dry skin would you mind letting me know what are your holy grail products by writing it in the comment below? I would like to try it next time if my skin act out again ;)