I am often asked about my skin care routine especially around this time of year. I have Eczema and the worst dry skin in the world and try everything to keep it moisturized during the winter time. Here are my favorite products to use to keep my skin soft and hydrated! I linked a few different websites with coupons or current promotions for your convenience!
My favorite lotion is Aquaphor. In the winter I put this on once in the morning and once before bed. In the summer I’ll put it on before bed only and use a lighter scented lotion in the morning. I make sure to wear long sleeves and pajama pants to bed in the winter to not only keep myself warm, but to also keep the moisture in. I also wipe the excess lotion on my face in the drier areas after applying the lotion before bed. I LOVE this lotion because it is thick and its the only lotion that I’ve found to actually work on me. You can find it at most drug stores.
Before I put my makeup on in the morning I’ll moisturize it with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel; it’s light and does the trick! I’ve tried a lot of facial moisturizers that have stung or just haven’t worked. This product is semi recent, I jumped and bought it right when it came out and I am 100% thrilled with it! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a light facial moisturizer.
I used to use makeup wipes to take my makeup off however, I recently bought a travel size bottle of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Makeup Remover and this stuff is seriously amazing!! I use the pink bottle for all skin types. If I read the bottles correctly the blue bottles are also for all skin types, but it removes water proof makeup and the green bottles are for oily and sensitive skin. My skin used to occasionally burn with the makeup wipes and this product does the job without burning! This is perfect because I’ve been looking for something compact to keep in my bag to use after my classes before I go to the gym at school.
I use Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub to wash my face before bed. I’ve used this stuff for years and it’s great. Although I am disappointed the microbeads were removed from the formula (because they used to exfoliate so well) the face wash is great for people with dry and/or sensitive skin. It’s oil free and smells great.
Before I go to bed I put on some Blistex Lip Medex and sometimes, if my hands are super dry, I’ll put a light coating of Aquaphor on them and wear a soft pair of gloves to bed. I know, it sounds weird, but I’m telling you it works. There are days when my hands are so dry that they crack and bleed- if you are the same way you should definitely try this. Your hands will be so soft the next day and you’ll find yourself wearing gloves to bed more often. If my Eczema is acting up and is itching I’ll apply Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Lotion for Eczema Itchy and Dry Skin. This is the best drug store anti itch cream that I have come across and it usually works.
I carry a bottle of coconut oil spray in my purse for when my hands are incredibly dry. If I keep up with my daily routine this rarely happens, but in case it does a spritz on each hand usually works. I also recommend putting a humidifier in dry atmospheres. If the room is insanely dry I can literally feel the moisture being sucked from my skin and it doesn’t take long for my skin to look chapped and feel uncomfortable.
If you have any questions I’ll be more than happy to answer them! Thanks for reading and subscribe!
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