Sunday, 27 April 2014

Dry Skin Fix

Hello! Huge apology for not posting yesterday but have a super (not in a good way) amount of work at the moment that I still haven't completed for tomorrow. I really hate growing up! As mentioned in a few previous posts, I've had really dry skin at the moment, particularly on my face. I think I have put it down to not only the transition in the weather but the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum which I have stopped using for a while just to make sure. It's been so itchy it's painful and has completely changed the texture of my skin. This month I've been on a mission to add moisture and hydration back into my skin and this is what's working for me! I've gone kind of skin care crazy!

I use Nuxe's Aroma-Perfection Purifying Cleansing Gel every morning and evening at the moment after taking off the majority of my make up with L'Oreal's Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil (I wish brands wouldn't name products after tongue twisters.) I find this gets off all the grime, dirt and make up from the day and leaves me with a clean but not stripped base. To my clean base I add La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo + to my problematic areas and where I can feel spots coming up (TMI?) which I find soothes the area and prevents marks being left behind (review coming soon!) and to sooth the need to itch my dry patches I add E45 cream to the worst areas (my cheeks and forehead) before finishing my routine with Nuxe's Reve de Miel Lip Balm and a thin layer of Superdrug's Vitamin E moisturizer which I'm not actually a fan of as it leaves a film on my face but I'm giving it a go.

For a boost, I add a little extra moisture into my skin with two products that I love at the moment. Firstly, Lush's Oatafix Face Mask which I find intensely moisturizes and gently exfoliates my skin which doesn't irritate my dry skin. I've spoken about this before so I won't rave too much! I use this once a week, normally on a Sunday for an end of week pamper and top up for my skin! The newest edition to my routine is The Body Shop's Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil. This was suggested to me when I called on the #bbloggers of Twitter to help me with my dry skin dilemma. @VivelaVieBlogs suggested I use this and I'm so glad that I went and picked it up. I use 3 or 4 drops twice a week and it leaves my face feeling so smooth. It doesn't irritate my dry patches or make me break out so I think that really, this is to thank. I quite like putting oil products on my face as well because I find it really gives my skin an injection of moisture that I can't find in cream products. Thank god for The Body Shop.

Do you have anything you use when you have dry skin? What's in your skincare routine at the moment?