Skin Care Essentials for Dry Skin + Tips

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On Instagram and in real life, the most frequently question I get is about skincare and how I keep my complexion smooth and clear. Today I want to share with you what I do to keep my complexion clear and radiant when I am not wearing makeup ( which honestly is about 4 days a week).

Keep in mind, my skin is SUPER dry. Also, I am not an expert but these are the things that work best for me. Most of these items are extremely affordable and accessible.


Drink lots of water

Water is so essential to great skin. I typically try to set water goals for everyday. I keep a three pint water bottle with me at all times and drink the whole day and with every meal.

 

SPF!!

Sunscreen wasn't an intuitive product for me until I reached my 20s. At 28, I do not leave the house with out it and I keep some on me to touch up when I am in the sun for long periods of time. My everyday moisturizer is the L'oreal Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 50. It is infused with Vitamin E and grape seed oil. It's also super light and comfortable. I also use the Palmer's Eventone Sunbalm for extra moisture. This product provides sun protection and smooths my skin and dry patches out. It really helps with keeping skin even and fights against premature aging.

 

Face Masks

I love to pamper myself with different face masks. My favorite mask hands down is the Freeman Beauty Feeling Beauty Mint and Lemon Clay Mask. This clay mask delivers relief from inflammation caused by breakouts. It also absorb oils to minimize shine and large pores. Whenever I get a hormonal breakout, I put this on and it immediately goes away.


 

Professional Pampering (Treat Yo' Self!)

I don't really use a lot of expensive skin care products, but I do pamper by skin with a professional facial every other month. My favorite facial is the Hydra Facial at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. It makes my skin feel like baby skin. This particular machine assisted facial uses breakthrough aesthetic technology to remove dead skin cells and impurities painlessly while simultaneously cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing new skin. It cost about $140 for 30 minutes, but its so worth it and really refreshes my skin especially in the summer

 

Cleaser Rotation and Routine

Another way I keep my skin in tip top shape is not letting it get used to products. I switch up cleansers a few days a week. My favorite cleanser when I am extra dry is the Even True Skin Perfecting Cleanser. It has a lotion like consistency, but totally clarifies my skin and smooths out the dry patch on my forehead. The Alba Botanica Even Advanced Sea Mineral Cleansing gel is perfect for when I need a nice deep clean. I also use the CeraVe  Moisturizing Cleanser. Another tip for cleansing that works well for me, is only washing my face with a cleanser once a day. I use just a wash cloth and warm water in the morning and use my cleaser at night. I also tone my skin using the Videau Facial Cleanser. This toner has done wonder for keeping my skin even and clear. It has calendula flower and witch hazel and really tightens my skin. This is the toner I have used that I would repurchase over and over. I also never sleep with makeup on, even if I am just taking a nap. I will take my whole face off with the quickness before sleeping in makeup.

 

Exfoliate 2 - 3 times a week

Exfoliation is one of the most important step in keeping your skin poppin'. I prefer gentle exfoliates over harsh sand like exfoliators so I have been using the Alba Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub with
my Ecotools Charcoal sponge two or three times a week and I love the way this combo makes my skin feels. The sponge acts as an extra dose of gentle exfoliation and acts against skin impurities.

 

Never Skip out on Eye Serum and Cream

My last tip to keeping the skin as youthful as possible is not skipping out on under eye serum AND cream. I prefer Hyluranic acid in any eye serum I use, because it actually lifts and diminishes the appearance of fine line. I am currently losing the Hyaluronic Eye Lift Serum by Dermapeutics and I love it. It Following up with an eye cream is super important because it keeps the delicate under eye skin moisturized and soft. Right now I am using the Olay Age Defying Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream


 Comment below some of your favorite skin care tips for youthful and radiant skin. Also, let me know what products you all use because I am always on the look out for the next holy grail product.

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