I love fall and winter. My skin, on the other hand, begs to differ.
I can’t say that fall has brought changing leaves and chilly air here in SoCal, but I think we might be on the cusp of weather that sorta-kinda resembles autumn (my expectations aren’t very high).
With the cooler temps and lower humidity, this is the time of year when my skin begins cracking and flaking. One of my goals for this month was to rehydrate my dry skin, and after incorporating these 5 products into my routine, my face has felt much more soft, smooth, and supple!
- Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream – I find that intense night creams are one of the best solutions to repair dry skin, so I went on a search for one that wouldn’t break the bank. This product has made a huge difference ever since integrating it into my nighttime routine, and at under $20, you can’t go wrong! A little goes a long way, so you won’t run out anytime soon. The formula is thick, but it doesn’t feel heavy and it absorbs quickly. My skin is moisturized and plumped when I wake up!
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream – Concealing dark circles looks cakey and flaky when the skin is so dry. This cream has been a lifesaver! It is gentle and lightweight, but effective for hydrating the skin around the eye area. After applying the night cream, I squeeze a few dots of this product underneath my eyes and on my lids, then pat it in softly with my fingers. No more cakey concealer!
- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil – I am a big fan of Smashbox. Their Camera Ready BB Cream, which is one of my favorite foundation alternatives, has been a longtime staple. Although this oil is a makeup primer, it looks and feels a bit too greasy for my liking when used directly before applying face makeup. Instead, I’ll smooth a few drops onto my face before bed whenever my skin is feeling extra parched. The oil is completely absorbed in the morning and leaves a seamless base for blending makeup!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater – This is my go-to product for a mid-day pick-me-up. Whether I am wearing makeup or not, a few spritzes is perfect for a boost of hydration. My skin always feels instantly refreshed, not to mention the scent is so soothing. This mist is versatile (it can be used as a primer, setting spray, toner, etc.) and doesn’t feel oily. Plus, you can snatch it for only $7!
Coconut Oil – I couldn’t exclude coconut oil from this post! We all know that it’s not just for cooking anymore. Use it as a natural alternative to your typical store-bought moisturizers. I rub it onto my face and body after showering for nourished, radiant skin!
If your skin has been suffering from dryness, I hope you give these products a try! What are your favorite products to hydrate dry skin?