I always hesitate to use the term “holy grail” product, but if there’s any instance where I make an exception this is it. The Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer by Paula’s Choice is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. Some key ingredients in the formula include several plant derived oils, glycerin, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. It’s marketed towards people with very dry or sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea, or those concerned with wrinkles and anti-aging.
Plagued by dry skin? These products helped me get the moisture back!
In the past few weeks my skin has been feeling progressively drier, something I’m rather unfamiliar with. I kind of always assumed my skin would stop producing teenage amounts of oil as I got older, but since I’m only starting to reach the mid 20s range it’s caught me unprepared. It could be due in part to my efforts to quash the hormonal acne I’ve been plagued with in the past few months, but a lot of what I do is spot treating so logically it shouldn’t dry out my entire face. Right? *crickets chirping*
In the past week I’ve been especially diligent in choosing products that are more suitable for dry skin. I had one particularly miserable day where I went to work and my face felt so dry all day all I could do was pray for the end of the day so I could run home, remove makeup, and slather on a thick layer of the richest moisturizer I could find. After that day of miserable discomfort I’ve also put a few of my previous favorite makeup and skincare products on hold. They’re much more suitable for the combination/oily skin I was used to. I’ve certainly felt more comfortable in my own skin since I changed up my routine. Sad to see the old favorites go but I’ll have them on hand if my skin has another bipolar phase!
After a good bit of research and taking advantage of free Sephora samples, here are the skincare and makeup bits I would recommend for anyone battling dry skin in the midst of summer.
Time to share with you the products I’ve used up over the past few months! Empties videos are some of my favorites to watch on YouTube so I thought I’d try it out as a blog post. If you’ve used up something until you’re scraping the sides of the bottle, chances are you can give a pretty good review! Plus, who doesn’t love rummaging through someone else’s trash? (There’s the touch of sarcasm by the way. It’s rather hard to convey in writing.)