(Closed) My face is so dry! What do you use? HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I use argan oil as well. You can get a small bottle at Sephora for $16 if you choose Josie Maran’s brand, or you can find other brands much cheaper on Amazon. I’ve used a bunch of different brands and I always go back to Josie Maran’s. 

After you wash your face, put 2 or 3 drops on your palms and sort of press it into your face. Yes, it’s oil and there’s a huge stigma about having oily skin and using oil and breaking out, but let me tell you, it balances your skin’s oil production and my skin has never been better. It’s moisturized and my breakouts have nearly gone away completely. I swear I don’t work for argan oil, guys! I’m just excited about it 🙂 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Somewhere in the rocky mountains.

Hey! I’m right there with ya. I live in Colorado, and apparently we’re literally drier than the sahara lol. Since I have eczema (super sensitive, dry skin) I’ve tried a lot of things.

I LOVE kiehls face wash (if you google it, its their “ultra facial cleanser”, which is gentle and mild. I have had no dry patches or random giant pimples appear since I started using this again. I will follow that with either bwc face lotion or olay regenerest cream. I USUALLY use the regenerest, which is the most amazing product ever, but when I’m having reallllly bad dry skin and irritation, I’ll just use the bwc cream for a few days until it all calms down. BWC is “Beauty without cruelty” and is a line of really natural products that I discovered on amazon. Its all vegan and not tested on animals. Their face cream with AHA is SO gentle and nonirritating (as well as fragrance free).

Once your moisturizer has been absorbed for a few minutes, some raw organic coconut oil on top seals in the moisture as well as adds moisture. I usually only do the coconut oil at night, if I’m going to do it.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I exfoliate once a week with my clarasonic and follow that with a lite coconut oil. On the days I don’t exfoliate I use Neutrogena acne bar for cleanser, and some Johnson’s baby lotion for a moisturizer!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

kcoast:  coconut oil or make a mask with milk and honey. Don’t use anything that is petroleum based, you’ll just make the problem worse.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I use a daily cleanser and moisturizer. Ponds dry cream and the equate brand of daily cleanser (like Cetaphil). I have to remind myself every day to use them, but its been helping so much!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

The Vitamin E line of moisturizers from The Body Shop is great. I have very dry skin. 

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hear you and feel your pain! I use nivea creme.   it is very thick like a cold cream. It comes in a blue tub.  It is the only thing that helps keep my skin on my face moisturized. I doesn’t cause me to break out or get rashes.  Every other cream does.  My 95 year old grandma has been using it for 50 years and she has amazing skin for an old lady!   

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

In the winter (and sparingly, i.e. 1-2x a week otherwise), I use coconut oil on my face overnight, and sometimes put a light smear in the morning. I also always use it to remove my eye makeup – it keeps that area supple and smooth.

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

1. Stop using water to wash your face. That only dries it out more. Use a water-free cleanser + cloth to wipe the cleanser off instead. La Roche Posay Toleraine cleanser is good stuff.

2. Use a good moisturizing mask 2 times a week. I like GlamGlow Thirsty Mud left on overnight.

3. Try a few different daily moisturizers to see what works. I use one from La Roche (Toleraine line, the rich creme one) at night, and Badger Damascus Rose Oil in the morning immediately after my shower (put it on while skin is still damp and let it air dry).

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have very sensitive and dry skin so I feel the pain. Right now I love serums for my face. I use Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid and then SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel. Also just straight up Kiss My Face unscented lotion is great. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I use Arbonne’s Rejuvenating Cream. A friend lent me a jar when I was traveling and I used the entire thing. I have chronic dry skin and have used Argan oil for years. After using the rejuvenating cream I’ve never looked back! 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

kcoast:  I have SUPER dry skin to the point that if I dont moisturize like crazy AND use primer right before, my foundation will go on in patches and flakes. At the same time, my skin is very sensitive even though it is dry so I need something that absorbs and won’t just sit on top of my skin. When I don’t moisturize enough or use the wrong one, I break out like crazy and my skin will be slick from oil that my skin produces. Not cute.

About 2 years ago I started using the Josie Maran Argan Oil line and they are my HOLY GRAIL. I changed it up to the Dior oil cleanser and the caviar one from sephora and it wasn’t worth it at all (they have the Josie Maran product line on QVC but I buy mine either online or at Sephora). I use the cleansing oil, the exfoliant, the Argan milk (that is my main moisturizer) and I use the Argan oil (I prefer the original, not the light because I don’t think it moisturizes enough, but you can play around with this) I then wait about 30 seconds to a minute to give it time to absorb before I put any makeup on. My skin has always had discoloration because of my breakouts and from being so dry/scaley and I would always put foundation on. I now only wear makeup when I go out.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

I have crazy dry skin because I’m on accutane right now. I use Aveeno positively radiant cleanser, exfoliate with a 50/50 mix of coconut oil and sugar when needed, and moisturize with Arsainte ultra cream from the face shop. 

I don’t think you need the really expensive, fancy creams to do the trick – nor did my dermatologist. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We’ll, first it starts with determining and if your skin is dry, dehydrated, or both.  Yes, there is a difference.  Dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks oil.  If you’re dry make sure to drinks lots of water and use products with skin humectants like hyaluronic or glycerin.  If you’re dehydrated try a few different facial oils.  Also make sure the cleanser you’re using isn’t stripping your skin.  My favorite line from the drugstore is CeraVe.  My favorite high end line is Sunday Riley–if you can afford it I highly recommend the oils; they are an investment but well worth it!  I also like the Tacha rice enzyme powder for a gentle (but thorough) exfoliatio.

Also, check out “yochristophercameron” on YouTube.  He freelances for Sunday Riley and has great product recommendactions!  

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