Thursday, 7 March 2013

Dry Skin Nightmare

  A couple of weeks ago my skin just went crazy. I think the combination of the cold weather and the heating breaking at my work drew all the moisture from my face and left it really dry. To begin with I just had a small patch of dry skin on my cheek which I thought would go away after some exfoliating and moisturising so I continued using all of the same products that I would normally do. However after 2 days my entire face just looked and felt awful. As a result I took the drastic measure of not wearing makeup for a couple of days and decided to try some new products for dry skin to try and sort the mess out. I am now happy to say that my skin is back to normal and thought I would share the products that I used to help get me there.

Garnier Soft Essentials Comforting Cream Wash

This is a really creamy face wash that is designed for dry skin. I have found it to be really gentle but effective. I have only been using BB cream recently rather than full layers of foundation but this removes all traces of it easily.

 My skin is quite fussy when it comes to new cleansers and can have adverse reactions but this has not broke my skin out at all, my skin looks 100% improved.
Price: Around £2

Elemis FreshSkin Super Boost Moisturising Serum

 This is the most expensive product that I purchased but it has definitely been worth it. I really like the Caudalie SOS serum after trying it in a Glossy Box so I wanted something similar to that.

‘This specially selected blend of natural moisturisers helps to maintain the skin’s natural barrier and prevent moisture loss. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid work together in synergy with softening plum oil and vitamin E to deliver intensive hydration and glowing, radiant skin.’

 I am completely in love with this product. As soon as you put in on it sinks into your skin and it looks soft and you do have a beautiful glow.
Price: £18

Dr Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream

 I got this in a recent Glossy Box and was a bit sceptical about trying it at first. It smells amazing, like some sort of raspberry pudding. This is why I was worried about putting it on my face, in my mind I imagined it to be sticky, must be the relation to pudding. However there was no need for me to be worried.

 The moisturiser looks and feels quite thick when you squeeze it out of the tube but once it is applied it just sinks into your skin and feels really luxurious. It doesn’t just sit on your skin or leave any greasy feeling.
Price: Can be found on EBay various prices

 The combination of using these products has improved my skin so much that it is no longer dry at all. I will continue using these products in my routine with my regular products to keep my dry skin at bay.

I would love to know if you have used or are going to try any of these products and what you think.

1 comment:

  1. The Elemis serum sounds lovely! I'm always a bit worried that really sweet-smelling products will be sticky, how strange!

    Jesss xo