We’re in the peak of winter, and while the cold never bothered me anyway (I’ll see myself out now) it definitely bothers my skin. Having sensitive skin in cold weather can lead to painful chapping, dry patches, and misery all around. Certainly doesn’t help when I get breakouts and makeup will not lay right to cover them. However, I think after a few years of being into this skincare thing and some trial an error I’ve found a routine to beat those dry-skin-scalies.
I personally believe moisturizers are a huge must in any skincare routine. Honestly, if you can only afford one thing I’d say the moisturizer. You want your skin to feel good as well as look good and if you don’t properly hydrate it, then your skin won’t look its best. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, you still have to moisturize, and there are tons of moisturizers out there that target specific skin concerns.
I have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. I had a really nice period between eighth and ninth grade where my skin was completely flawless, and then it just went downhill from there. I’ve tried acne creams, gels, pills, face washes, scrubs, pore strips, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. They’ve helped, for a while, but with all of them, my skin is always left dry, irritated, and stupidly sensitive. I’ve been on the never-ending search for a moisturizer that wasn’t going to make my face greasy but was going to do the job I needed it to.