DRY SKIN 101- xoxo
so i thought i would do a blog post about my beauty regime & dealing with dry skin.. i get extremely sensitive and dry in my t zone area, especially around my mouth & forehead, as a skin care and makeup lover i thought i would share some of my fave products, tips & my daily skin care regime.
so the women in my life have always told me the importance of taking care of your skin from a young age, my great grandmother was a huge lover of water.. she used to just sit and drink boiled water with lemon all day long, she said it was her top secret for her wrinkle free skin at 92 lol!. so my first tip is WATER. try and drink as much water throughout the day as possible, 8 glasses a day is always my goal! i’m not a huge fan of fizzy drinks, but i do drink a lot of coffee.. which can actually dehydrate your skin (i’m trying to cut back on that).
my SKIN CARE REGIME consists of 1 mask a week, usually something creamy that contains coco oil. there are tons of DIY masks you can make at home too, some great ones are: banana, baking soda & honey, oatmeal, egg white & coco oil, and avocado, aloe vera & olive oil. i use a daily facial wash by clean and clear to help with my blackheads, its not harsh at all & leaves your face silky, followed by the clean and clear toner. one of my favourite toner water’s is the garnier skin naturals micellar water oil infused water (the yellow one is for dry and sensitive skin) i like to use this after removing my makeup with a cotton pad. for moisturiser i like to switch it up depending on how dry my skin is, if its super dry i like to use a cream called astral.. this was my great grandmothers holy grail & she introduced me to this cream when i was about 10 years old, its a very rich formula that locks in moisture and really keeps your skin hydrated, i recommend this to everybody as its so affordable, smells divine and great for sensitive skin. at the moment i’m using a day and night sensitive skin combo from nivea, another company i trust on my skin, the day cream is a light formula & the night cream is slightly thicker, i am really enjoying this combo at the moment its really brung back a lot of moisture to my skin. for removing my makeup i do like to use facial wipes, my face wash (twice a week) & then my night cream.
PRIMING the face before makeup is a must before applying my base, too ensure that it stays on for longer, if you are like me and have dry skin you may (or may not) be aware that the gel-like formula is not the one to be using!.. the primer will cling to your dry patches making them stand out more which we are trying to avoid at all costs. for christmas 2016 i asked for the smashbox photo finish primer water, i use this after my day cream has soaked into my skin, it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture, it wakes you up like crazy and leaves your skin feeling extremely hydrated. when writing this i had a look at any other options that i could add onto this for you guys to try.. 1. the smashbox photo finish hydrating primer (the blue one) 2. clinique super primer face primer colour corrects redness, and 3. pixi flawless beauty primer.
BASE MAKEUP i’ve just recently found a foundation, concealer & powder combo that i really love, for foundation i am currently loving the MAC studio sculpt the lady pointed out to me when i was looking that this was for dry skin and i explained my skin and we both agreed this was a great option to try, i used a primark pro foundation brush with this which was a super cheap pick up on my trip, and i loveeeee how it works and have been using it for a few days now. my 2 favourite concealers are the anastasia beverly hills one, and the MAC studio finish i like to blend these in with a beauty blender from real techniques- i pretty much use all there brushes. for powder i use the holy grail.. laura mercier translucent setting powder, its just the best really.
if i think of anything else to add to this i will, let me know if you want any body, hair or hygiene regimes.
xoxo - amy. X