Having dry skin can be very annoying, especially during the colder months. Before I discovered my love for skincare products, I suffered from (often burning) red rashes and annoying spots on my face almost every year and I also felt my skin bursting at the seams every now and then.
One of the most effective skincare ingredients I’ve added to my daily routine is vitamin A, or retinal serum. This vitamin speeds up the skin’s healing process, prevents acne breakouts, promotes natural moisturizing, and stimulates collagen production. Indeed, reaping retinal serum benefits has transformed my skin’s appearance to the highest level.
Definitely not a nice feeling, and often also very painful. I have now completely changed my daily skincare routine and my skin has become a lot less dry. How did I get this under control again? You can read that in this blog!
Use of Hyaluronic Acid
This stuff used to mean nothing to me at all. Now I really can’t live without it: what a miracle cure for your skin! Every morning and evening I drop a little bit of hyaluronic acid on my hands and then I massage it very gently on my face. You can choose to make loose circular movements or to pat the serum in very gently with your fingertips. You feel the effect almost immediately, because: this serum is extremely nourishing and is almost comparable to a glass of water for the skin.
Also, the incorporation of hyaluronic acid is literally two seconds of work and therefore all the more worth adding to your daily routine. I have been using this serum daily for over a year now, and yes, the result is really there! Use the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum yourself from The Ordinary, but you can now find this serum even cheaper at the drugstore. So easy peasy!
A good moisturizer in the form of a day or night cream is half the battle. Yet there are so many choices on the market that sometimes you can no longer see the trees for the forest. I myself like as little fuss as possible and affordable prices, and I especially prefer cruelty-free skincare brands.
Especially with sensitive skin, you have to be especially careful with ingredients and certain fragrances and dyes, and despite my mega dry skin, I find the lighter day and night cream the best to apply on my face. By the way, did you know that applying an extra sunscreen or day cream with SPF every day is also so good for controlling your dry skin? Even during the winter months, the sun still has quite a bit of power and this can (unfortunately) also have a significant impact on the condition of your skin.
Do you also find it so difficult to stick to a daily skincare routine? Try to set aside a few minutes every day especially for this. Not only do you create your own ‘me’-time moment, but you can also easily start or end the day with it. For example, I love to pamper my face in the evening after showering (especially when nine times out of ten my skin feels bone dry when I get out of it), and with a baby soft, well-nourished skin to go to bed.
I usually end my day next to my beloved hyaluronic acid and moisturizer with a nourishing facial oil for that little bit extra. Great for my dry skin, and wonderfully relaxing to end the day with!
Of course, I also pamper my skin with vitamins for healthier and glowing skin. I’ve read in a study that high ascorbic acid or vitamin C levels in the body can help reduce skin dryness, fight free radicals, and provide additional moisture as it retains water in the skin. This antioxidant-rich vitamin prevents my skin from becoming oily too. That’s why I eat foods high in vitamin C, such as broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, and other citrus fruits. I also take vitamin C supplements and use body lotion and other skincare products with vitamin C.
Aside from skin care products and adhering to an effective skincare routine, maintaining skin moisture and preventing skin dryness all boils down to a person’s lifestyle. I believe that getting enough rest, exercise, healthy food, and a positive life disposition can help us achieve healthier skin and overall physical and mental health.
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To be honest, I am by no means a skin expert, but these three things have helped me enormously to get my dry skin a little softer and (especially) in control. By the way, did you know that even just drinking at least two liters of water a day can make your skin glow again? I too was once absolutely not a fan of that ‘boring’ bottle of water on my desk, but I really couldn’t live without it now.