This is the second instalment of my Skincare Solutions series. There will be a few more lined up, but for now, let me talk about the next steps in my skincare routine. There are a few things you can do to help your skin look and feel normal, glowing and supple. As you know, things like changing up your current skincare, may be what can help to boost your current skin’s intake with moisture. Also, applying thicker creams or serums and oils can help to clear up dry skin, but you must be consistent with application.
Serums and Oils
I must have talked about how awesome using serums and oils are any time, but I especially enjoy using them over winter and whenever my skin just needs that extra boost of oomph, you know what I mean? I have not used many to say I am an expert in this field, but one thing I do know is that with any skin type you have, there is a serum or oil that will work for you. My newest favourites on rotation are *Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum – has a very milky-watery consistency that kind of reminds me of a very watered down version of a latte. It is fast absorbing, as you will notice your skin looking radiant and supple. I find that it helps to rescue dry, damaged skin, as it contains ingredients such a rich Vinanza Grape from award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Grape Seeds that helps to neutralise free radical damage, improve elasticity and firmness, as well as prevent moisture loss. The Mamaku Black Fern firms and protects the skin, which brings a new leash of life to ageing skin cells. Another is Go-To Skincare Face Hero – a slightly thicker in consistency compared with Antipodes Hosanna. If you are into serums and oil together, this face hero should be applied after your favourite serum. I found that the oil penetrates deeply and quickly to hydrate, brighten and fight against fine lines and dryness. Let’s not forget people’s choice, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil – another lightweight oil that can give amazing results. I have only started to use this, but can see how glowing and smooth my skin look and feel each night. It suits a range of skin types and people used for different purposes, such to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and help correct sun and pollution damage to skin.
Lately, I have been rotating my skincare products around just so my skin does not become immune to those products if I chose to use them all the time. I found that when I do rotate, mix and match, my skin becomes better. At present, I have been in love with the *Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion + – I have found this moisturiser to work well with other products I used in conjunction with cleansing and treatments. This has a creamy texture that give my skin an all day hydration. It is non-greasy, but absorbs quickly, leaves skin feeling amazing, and suitable for people who have a skin type 1 and 2. I do not know why I held back using this product, but am so glad that it is working well to help my skin become a better self. After having a session with Dermalogica in relation to a face mapping skin analysis, I was recommended to try Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. This has a lovely almost gel-like consistency but in a creamy weightless way. It helped to soothe skin inflammation, redness and dehydration, when my skin was at its worst. I definitely think this changed my skin overnight and have not looked back. This is suited for combination/dry skin. It contains ingredients such as Lecithin and Aloe Gel to nourish while extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica to soothe and hydrate skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone. Also, Antioxidants such as Grape Seed Extract with vitamins C and E helps to shield skin from environmental assaults. You can read some other skincare I have talked about in past posts by checking out my recommended reads below.
What serum/oil and moisturisers do you use to tackle dry or dehydrated skin?