Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Dry Skin Care Products

I suffer from extremely dry skin.
Growing up, I fell victim to eczema - I had it on the interior of my arms, back of my legs, and even through college and now I get it on my eyelids and under my eyes.  {thinking about it makes me itchy}

I've always found it important to take care of my skin... but... wearing make up means you have to take it off - which means washing my face.  This has always dried out my face terribly.

I can't wear make up every day.  It's on very rare occasions (2-3 times a year) that I wear eye shadow.  The bronzer I wear is a moisturizer, and mascara and eyeliner are the two main things I will wear when I am out.  I am always envious of the beautiful make up women wear that enhances their pretty features.

For Christmas... I asked for quite a few skin care products from my parents.  I am not a dermatologist, nor do I know the best products for skin care... I have just found a few that help easy my skin's discomfort & itchiness.  I have now found a way to work all of these into my daily routine (it was a goal of mine for the new year to take better care of my skin).

(This is NOT a sponsored post)


1. Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream my girlfriend Trish is an expert and esthetician and she actually gave me this bottle of lotion for my eyes.  I use just a few tiny dabs of this around my eyes 3-4 times a week.

2. Hands of Hope by Philosophy is my favorite hand cream.  My mom gave me this because it resembles the non profit I work for {Hands4Hope} - but it's turned out to be one of my favorite daily lotions for my hands.  I love it.

3. Foamingly Clean facial wash by Benefit.  My parents got me the big bottle of this for Christmas because I have used up my small size I got at Benefit.  It smells really good and easily takes off my make up.  I don't use this every day, just when needed.

4. Origins Eye Doctor cream.  My mom found this and got it for me for Christmas, and I love it.  It doesn't sting going on and it does a good job at keeping my eyes moisturized.  I put this on twice a day.

5. c. Booth moisturizing body lotion.  My friend Shannon found this and had our friend Trish look at the ingredients and she deemed it pretty good for skin.  It's a natural daily moisturizer with good ingredients.  Plus it smells amazing (in vanilla butter).  I put this on my legs and arms after every shower!  Plus, it's pretty inexpensive for a big bottle.

6. Origins Make A Difference Plus + was also a gift from my parents for Christmas and it works great on my dry face.  I use this once a day, switching of with #8.  It is so soothing on my face.

7. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula...  I started using this about 4 months ago.  It works great on my belly and it smells good.  I read that genetics are what control whether or not you get marks... but this stuff really helps keep my belly and chest moisturized and I love it.

8. Total Moisture facial cream by Benefit.  This cream smells so good.  I am not sure how healthy it is for skin, but it really does sooth and moisturize my face.  I really like to use this before bed because it can be a little oily.

Again, I am not a doctor, but these are what have been working for me.  In the past, I have gotten so discouraged because I felt like nothing worked to help cure my dry skin.  What I have found works best for me is switching up the products I use on a daily basis (specifically for my face).  Just in the past few weeks since receiving these for Christmas, I have noticed a difference in my face... now I just need to keep it up!

What skin care products do you love/can't live with out?!

22 comments:

Amanda Bogle said...

Hi Tracy! I love, love, love derma e products! They are all natural, organic and cruelty free! Plus they are fairly reasonable in price! They can be found at whole foods, ulta, sprouts/ sunflower. I know they have a specific line targeted to treat eczema, that includes both facial products and body products. You should check it out! I especially love their vitamin a cream!

Brooke said...

I have been wanting to try that: Total Moisture facial cream by Benefit! I was just wondering how good it actually is! Thanks!

=) Brooke

Nadine said...

I'm so glad you did this post! While I don't have eczema, I have a thyroid issue that makes my hair, skin, and nails super super dry. I'm always looking for products that are more moisturizing. I've even pondered the c Booth products before (cause they are so well priced) but have never taken the plunge. Thanks for sharing! These are definitely on my must try list.

Shelley said...

I used to have eczema too but then I started lotioning a lot every day and never had a breakout since I did that! I use Curel for body and Eucerin for face.

Heidi {Tales From a Suburban Housewife} said...

I have really dry skin and can't wear makeup daily as well. I have recently been using Estee Lauder's Verite moisturizing cream. It has been great so far.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I use BioOil on my face at night ... It is extremely moisturizing for the dry skin I get in chilly months.

Carolina Charm said...

I also have dry skin. Sometimes it gets so dry that it burns when I apply moisturizer. And even when I wear moisturizing makeup, it flakes off my face or gathers in dry spots. I have tried prescribed dermatologist products, but I actually found Philosophy's products to work best.

What sort of makeup do you wear {when you wear it}?

brandon said...

My fiance just brought Ultracuticals from Australia back and she really likes using that product for dry skin.

The Danielson's said...

Coconut oil! All natural and tons of different uses (google it). Also, baby K has really dry skin (lots of babies do) and we have found that coconut oil before her bath on her scalp works great, and that aveeno products overall have been very moisturizing (baby wash and cream for after bath).

Ashley said...

I have REALLY dry skin as well. I've never even heard of Benefit...so I need to check them out!

Becca said...

I too have excema, and a few years ago a dermatologist recommended CeraVe moisturizing cream (I've found it at Walgreens and Target)... and it changed my skin! I recommend it to everyone! When I got pregnant my already sensitive skin started freaking out again, and I discovered the Body Shop line of Aloe Vera skincare, it was amazing and the only thing I could use on my face without making it worse!

Skin Care Products said...

Thanks for sharing all these products. I think for a dry skin like you have, choosing the right eye cream is very important. The skin around our eyes is comparatively thinner and has less sweet glands and oil glands. So the skin around our eyes tends to get drier more than other parts. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

Hilary said...

I have problems with eczema on my face, too. Mine shows up on my lips and under my eyes. Hydro-cortisone is my life-saver! When my eyes break out, I dab a little on the spots before bed, and usually within a day or two, it's gone. If you ever get it on your lips, the pharmacy can get a lip balm called Dr. Dan's corti-balm. It's a 1% hydro-cortisone lip balm that is my LIFESAVER. Sometimes, I'll even dab a bit of this under my eyes if I can't find the cream. And it's cheap, only $2.50 a tube.

Jess Norden said...

I may have to try a couple of these; I have always had skin issues including eczema (and now, poor Cameron has it)!!! Have you ever tried any Arbonne products? I have found their FC5 line to work AMAZINGLY on my dry, DRY skin in the winter...even when I was pregnant (when my skin was suuuuuper dry), it worked. If you want, I can send you some samples!

P.S. you look great! I just read your 20 week update!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am a big fan of Cetaphil products! I have pretty sensitive skin and their products never irritate my skin. Love Hope In A Jar too!

Sara Cate said...

Thanks for the great list! I love Estee Lauder day creme moisturizer. It's so light and keeps dryness away.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'll have to try some of these. I've got some dry skin!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing! I also get occasional eczema flare-ups around my eyes. Hydro-cortisone is my lifesaver.

JLynn said...

For dry skin on my face I use Apothederm http://apothederm.com/
They have an amazing moisturizing cleanser and moisturizing cream. They work better than anything else I've tried.

Katie said...

Cetaphil just came out with a new line formulated specifically for eczema...I've been using it for a few weeks and I love it. And, you can't beat the price!

pinkbubbles said...

I definitely can relate to you with wearing makeup and having to wash it off. A friend recommended using Yume Blush not only as a moisturizer but also to take off my makeup. It really has changed my life... and my skin. :) I also love it because it's 100% natural, and comes in yummy flavors that actually taste good!

sara said...

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