The Skincare Switch UpFebruary 06, 2015
In the new year I decided that I needed to make some changes to my skincare and the products that I was using on my skin, as it was becoming more and more dry - no matter how much facial oil I applied, nothing seemed to be working.
In a moment of desperation, I thought back to the products I was using the winter previously and I remembered how much I loved my serums but face oils had taken over and given the serums a back seat. Now I never thought that the oils would be the cause of my dry skin, but I do believe that they were a big contributing factor and since i've not been using them as much, my skin seems to slowly be getting better.
Anyway onto the products that i've recently switched into my skincare routine..
Starting with two serums that i've really gotten back into using after neglecting them for quite a while. Starting with a slightly more budget friendly option and one of my favourites is Hydraluron (£24.99) and when I say slightly, I mean compared to the next product. This is just a great moisture boosting serum that absorbs almost instantly, leaving my skin feeling less dry and looking slightly more radiant. I've been through a few tubes of this stuff and is one i'll always repurchase as I find it works really well for my skin. Another serum i've been reaching for more is the Jurlique Daily Moisture Balancing Serum* (£40). Again a great serum that boosts your skin moisture and helps to reduce any dry skin. This one is a lot more watery compared to Hydraluron, which is almost like a gel consistency but this absorbs just as quickly and leaves my skin looking so much better.
Moving onto moisturisers now and I found that again I was skipping out on them quite a bit and always opted for an oil, as I found it sorted out my dry skin almost instantly. One of my all time favourites is the La Roche Posay Hydreane Light (£12), which is aimed a dry skin. This is the light version but they also do an intense one for really dry skin but I find that one just a little too thick. This one great and I can use it day or night, and I find it does exactly what I want it to, whilst also tending to my dry areas. A recent favourite is the Benefit Total Moisture (£28.50) and this again is a lovely one to use both day and night. It's not too thick but thick enough to pump some moisture into my skin and it smells quite nice too!
Lastly I have been using a facial oil still but just for overnight purposes and this is The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil (£13). This one is great as it's a serum and oil in one, so it's not too harsh on the dry skin and applying it before you go to bed allows it to really soak into the skin. I've really been enjoying this as well as the other products from their Vitamin E range.
Have you switched up your skincare recently?