April 20, 2012 at 12:06 am #166720
I’m just fishing for recommendations here because I don’t know what to do anymore. My skin is very dry to the point that I get flakes and that crepey skin all over. When I put my makeup on it looks terrible because I just cannot get my face hydrated enough. Plus I’m starting to notice the fine wrinkles on my forehead and between my eyebrows and under my eyes (on the inner corner? anyone else have that one? It’s not crows feet, it’s from my tear duct outward). Getting older sucks.
Anyway, I’m looking for advice as to what to try here. The trick is that I’m on a rather tight budget. I can’t afford $200 worth of face products that I’m going to have to replenish once a month. Any one have any ideas for me?April 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm #166867
As we age the skin does not turn-over every 28 days or so as it should. I’ve heard ROC is a good over the
counter retinol product. Vaseline is also a great protectant during the winter time if you are going outside for
prolonged periods. It does not absord into the skin as the molecules are too large. Vaseline just simply
protects the skin from the elements and it does not cause breakouts. I’ve heard some people like cetaphil
facial cleansers, although I am not a fan, alot of people love that product. That is all I know about OTC
products.April 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm #167845
The water is very hard where i live because of the minerals in the water and have been going through the same thing. What I have found helpful is argan oil that I got from amazon for about $8.50. I put it in my favorite face cream(right now the original oil of olay) and put a layer on and let it soak in before I start to rub the cream in. I also use grapeseed oil for under my eyes. My skin has gotten better. Cetaphil is a good cleanser that also softens skin and that’s what i use. I also use an oil based makeup remover. I hope this helps let us know if you found something that works for you!May 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm #169618
My skin is dry, too and I use an own brand sensitive cleansing lotion (Superdrug’s one), Witch Hazel to tone (no alcohol version) and Cetaphil cream. In the summer I switch to Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin. I also love LUSH Oatifix mask once a week (smells yummy and makes my skin so soft). I spot treat any dry patches with unrefined Shea Butter.May 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm #169634
I don’t have dry skin so can’t recommend much in that regard.
However, I know CeraVe moisturizer is well-rated in terms of drugstore skincare in general. There are AM and PM versions (the former has SPF 15) and retail for about $15 USD each, but you get a lot of product for the money.
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