Oh my word. I have never (and I mean never) had this serious of an issue with dry skin. I’ve had sunburns and chapped lips. But my face is the grossest thing in the world right now. My chin (as I mentioned in yesterday’s video) is cracked. Like, straight up cracked desert ground status.
I woke up one morning and noticed my chin was pretty red. By the end of the day it was painful to touch and was drawing attention. I could feel the salespeople staring. I made a beeline for Sephora (why, oh why, do good stores have to be so convenient in NYC?). I seriously begged the first person I saw there to help!!!
Growing up in Florida, I always had different issues with my skin. With 99% humidity and a ridiculous UV index, I was more concerned about finding a weightless everyday sunscreen.
I’m not used to having dry skin! I didn’t even know where to begin in the Sephora. Luckily, the girl helping me was a pro (obviously, she works there….). She was beyond helpful. Maybe a little too helpful based on the amount of money I forked over for moisturizers.
So here’s what I ended up with:
First, I got a new cleanser. I thought I was okay with drugstore stuff, but the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash is amazing. It is so thick and, well, frothy. It feels amazing and it also smells super minty and clean. That’s pretty much all you could ask for in a cleanser.
I was also pretty sold on the Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins night cream. If I could marry a moisturizer… I would marry this stuff. That’s how serious it is. While I do appreciate a good flair for the dramatic, I’m not exaggerating here. You only need a tiny dab, but it smooths on super well and you wake up with the best feeling skin.
For the daytime, I got the Fresh Soy Moisturizing Creme. It comes with SPF and without SPF… but considering my aversion for sunlight, I opted for the extra protection. I’m not impressed (although I don’t hate it either) with the smell, but it’s super smooth. It’s great for wearing under my regular makeup.
Oh, and my favorite is the Fresh Rose Marigold Floral Water. Do I have any idea what it does? No. Do I care? No. It smells so nice and I feel like I live in a different era when I mist it on. It’s light and refreshing. And I’m assuming it has some sort of hydrating qualities. I’ll take it.
So I ended up with all these things. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I may have overdone it. (Anyone else think that the perfume spray is a conspiracy theory to get you a little crazy so you buy more?!) However, I have to say… they’re amazing. After 24 hours, I could totally feel the difference. My skin is less red (YAY!) and smoother (Double YAY!) and less dry (Triple YAY!).
What do you use during the dry winter months?