Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
New York has had unseasonably warm winters the past couple of years, but this one has been pretty darn cold with lots of snow. My skin is super duper dry as a result.
What do you use for your dry skin as far as face wash/moisturizer? Any product suggestions are very much appreciated.
Post # 3
I just had to rescue my skin from the same damages from the Boston weather. My suggestion is to go to your nearest Origins for a free facial. They give them out like candy to sell you their products, but their products are fabulous! I switched my entire skin care routine over to them a week and a half ago, and my skin has never looked better!
My facewash is Origins Checks and Balances, followed by A Perfect World Liquid Moisture with White Tea (toner), A Perfect World White Tea Skin Guardian (serum), and A Perfect World Antioxident Moisturizer with White Tea. Why no "A Perfect World" facewash, you ask? It breaks me out for some reason, but the rest of the line make my skin feel better than ever!
Good luck, and hopefullly that groundhog was wrong about winter!
Post # 4
La Mer face lotion or cream. Expensive, but worth it and it lasts a long time!
Post # 5
CeraVe cream found at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens pharmacies is a thick souped up moisturizer for dry skin conditions that I put many of my patients on. It can be used on the face as does not clog pores either. For less than $20, it is a find! Dermatology Bee recommended….
Post # 6
I use pure olive oil products that I buy online. I am allergic to many things, so the pure olive oil is perfect for my sensitive and dry skin. I’ve posted a link to their website: http://www.dhccare.com/dhc/
Post # 7
I have the worst dry and sensitive skin. I have tried every product under the sun. I used to work for Clinique, so I had them all at my fingertips, and would you believe after trying them all, I found that Pond’s Dry Skin Cream is the best? You can find it at your local grocery store or drug store for under $6. For that price, if you didn’t like it, you could just toss it, but you won’t because it is awesome.
Post # 8
I use Cetaphil cleanser (actually, I use the generic Walmart brand that’s 1/3 of the price). It’s really gentle.
Everyday I use Clinique Superdefense Moisturizer (with SPF 25).
Occasionally I’ll use Origins Drink Up 10 minute mask if my skin is really dry.
I also exfoliate twice a week with St Ives Apricot Scrub.
Post # 9
Patricia Wexler’s oil free moisturizer with SPF works great for my combo skin. And you are correct, this NYC winter is Awful. I had to up my usage to two pumps of cream to three but its helped a lot.
Post # 10
I’m having the same problems here in So Cal, but because it’s been really dry and hot, we’re having Santa Ana winds. I talked to the lady who does my facials and she said to increase my Olive Oil intake and keep a moisturizing mask on for 20 min or so. I also find that if I keep my water intake up and my vitamin e and fish oil intake up my skin does better.
Post # 11
I use Orlane B21 Super Moisturizing Concentrate for my face and Bath & Body Work body cream for the rest of my body. If it gets really dry, I use the Bath & Body lotion first and then use another layer of the body cream.
Post # 12
I know it’s not a lotion, but when my skin got really dry a few months ago I used vaseline on my face before bed and after a few days the extreme dryness went away. I also use cetaphil moisturizer in the pot lasts forever and is nice and heavy for those dry cheeks.
Post # 13
I love Aveda’s Beautifying Oil in the Winter! Egyptian Magic which has beeswax and olive oil is my favorite Winter night cream. I turn into an Iguana without them 🙂
Post # 14
I have super sensitive skin that can get really dry during the winter. I alternate my regular cleanser with the Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser (as recommended by Mrs. Shortcake)…and the Ponds really moisturizes my face. I use Cetaphil lotion (in the large pot…seems like it will be greasy, but it absorbs really quickly and leaves my skin so soft).
Post # 15
I have found the only cream that moisturizes my face well enough without making me break out is the Aveeno fragrance free lotion. I found the Clinique creams worked well for me during the summer, but were no match at all for a Canadian winter 🙂
I have also started using pure Jojoba oil which works astonishingly well if you don’t apply too much (you will look greasy!). You can also add a few drops to your face wash (never soap for my picky dry skin) since it helps dissolve makeup and moisturize at the same time.
Also, if you have forced air heating in your building you may want to consider a humidifier!
Post # 16
all winter I used NARS Aqua Gel Hydrator as a night cream…. it’s pricey but totally worth it~