Although we have had some rain recently, the air is still quite dry, and my skin is not happy, so today I am sharing a few of my hydrating skincare picks. Dehydration can affect all skin types, from dry to oily, and factors like environmental aggressors, diet and even ageing can play a role. Dehydrated skin is the worst, it makes me look older, makes my fine lines look more pronounced, makes my skin look dull, and worst of all, my skin feels tight and sensitive.
Starting with cleansing; I am really enjoying the Vichy Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil as my first cleanse. Applied to dry skin and massaged in, it lifts makeup so well, and once water is added it transforms into a milky cleanser. It is soft and gentle on the skin and eyes, doesn’t leave any oily residue, and does a good job removing makeup. I then go in with a cream or gel cleanser as my second cleanse.
The *Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on is cooling and soothing on the eye area. It hydrates the eye without leaving a sticky or oily feeling, and leaves the skin looking plump and healthy. I am not a fan of this scent at all, but luckily it disappears quite qiuckly.
I am loving the *Filorga Hydra-Hyal Serum, a lightweight gel that gives a serious hydration boost. It feels a bit tacky when applied, but absorbs quickly, and helps to visibly reduce the appearance of my dehydration lines. This works well under moisturisers and spf, and doesn’t pill.
What is hydration without a hydrating mask? I have been trying out the Yves Rocher Intense Hydrating Mask, and after using it a few times, I am not overly impressed. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, but I do think there are way better hydrating masks out there. Avene, Nuxe and Origins in particular.
Moving on to moisturisers; I have not stopped using the *Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Replenishing HydraGel Complex. It is so light but still hydrating, and the texture is just dreamy! It is the perfect summer moisturiser, pop it into the fridge for an extra cooling effect. The *Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex is a slightly richer moisturiser, and I think would work best for drier types. It is hydrating and nourishing, but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. What I love most is that these are quite affordable at R299 for 75ml.
Do you have dehydrated skin?