There is no cleanser out there that will quench your thirst, but there are such cleansers that will strip your skin of all possible moisture… leaving your skin tight & uncomfortable. I always say, a gel cleanser is your friend. They’re creamy, feel nice on the skin and only take off what they need, leaving your skin’s natural moisture behind.
I assume you have dry patches that consist of flaky skin that seemingly always poke through your makeup?? Meet your new best friend, the exfoliant! Exfoliators will take away any dead skin cells and help to unclog your pores, leaving your skin’s texture way smoother.
Toners are meant to add a thin layer of moisture to the skin. Add some to a cotton round, apply to your skin and go in with a hydrating serum within 30 seconds of application – this will lock in the toner’s moisture.
My favorite daytime serum is Vichy Mineral 89; looks amazing under makeup and contains hyaluronic acid which creates a moisture barrier, making it hard for any moisture to leave your skin.
Vitamin C Serum makes the skin super juicy, looks beautiful under makeup thanks to it’s luminosity and has endless skincare benefits. Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Cream smells like an orange and packs major moisture. A great SPF moisturizer is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30.
For my primer lovers out there, check these out: Weleda Skin Food Ultra-Rich Cream, Touch In Sol No Poreblem Priming Water, Tarte Maracujá Oil. I’ve recently fallen in love with this natural, hydrating foundation to pair these with.
I believe in eye creams. My favorite daytime eye cream that looks beautiful under makeup is the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. For the juiciest hydration, try Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream. I love applying this before bed.
Speaking of before bed, my nighttime routine always consists of a cleansing balm which is naturally hydrating thanks to its oily consistency. I then double cleanse using a gel cleanser to make sure all of my makeup is off while ensuring I don’t strip my face from all its moisture. The most hydrating serum I’ve ever used is the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It has a dry oil consistency, so it’s not super heavy but leaves the skin feeling juicy and looks supple. Although I am dry, I don’t like super heavy creams that slide all over my face, stick to my clothes, pillow cases, etc. My personal favorite has been the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Night Cream. It’s extremely hydrating but soaks into the skin quickly and feels really light on the skin.
What are some of your favorite hydrating products? Are you going to try any of my recommendations? Please let me know down the below in the comments section and thanks for stopping by!