Today, I am discussing my favorite facial skincare products for dry skin. I typically have normal to dry, but, during the summer, my skin tends to lean more towards the dry side. This is because of how often I am out in the sun, and how often I swim (which means more contact with chlorine!) Below, I have linked my top five products that I use to hydrate and moisturize my face, and they are all under $15! My typical skincare routine (after washing my face of course) starts with a hydrating mask, one of the three moisturizing products below, and ends with my favorite sunscreen.
Garnier Moisture Bomb: This first product is a sheet mask that can be used in the morning or after a long day just before bed. I have used different masks from too many brands to name, but these are the most hydrating masks I have ever used. They're like a fresh glass of water for your skin! I like to keep the mask on for 20-30 minutes rather than 15 to allow my skin to soak in as much product as possible since the mask does not dry out after the recommended 15.
Mario Badescu Spray: While this spray is the least hydrating of the next two products, I like it because it is light. It won't make you look oily no matter how much you use, so you can apply more or less of the product depending on your skin needs. It is also easy to carry with you and reapply throughout the day. This is a good product to use on normal skin days, but on days when my skin is dry, I will reach for one of the next two products.
Eva Essentials Naturals Oil: This product is meant to boost collagen and lighten acne scars which is why I bought it in the first place, but after a few uses, I discovered that it helped hydrate my skin as well! It is heavier than the spray, and makes me look oily if I use too much. However, when used in moderation and rubbed in really well, it gives my skin a subtle, natural glow. For this reason, it can be used before bed, or in the morning to start your day!
Pond's Dry Skin Cream: This cream is the heaviest of the facial products I have listed, but has been my go to after days in the pool. It moisturizes my skin when it is extremely dry and I can see results immediately, but keep in mind that just a little bit of this product will make you look oily. It is more like a lotion, so a little goes a long way. On my dryer days, I will apply a little on my skin along with primer to hydrate my skin before foundation.
Aveeno Facial Sunscreen: Finally, I will apply this product before going out in the sun. I don't sunburn anywhere but my face, and too much sun causes my skin to become extremely dry and peel. Ever since I began using this facial sunscreen, (when I remember) my skin stays moisturized and peel-free! When used in small amounts, it is also light enough to use under foundation, and it smells amazing!