Combatting that pesky dry skin

Happy Friday!

This week I thought it was only appropriate to talk about treating dry skin. If you have been following me for a while you will know that my skin type has changed from years of being oily to very dry in some areas. Now, I still treat my t-zone for oily skin as I find I can still get congestion. It appears to be everywhere else that is now dry. Particularly my forehead and my cheeks have been suffering from flaky skin which is not ideal. I noticed on clients all through Christmas and the New Year that a lot of them all had dry skin. The weather plays a huge role in this as well as central heating and artificial heat also.

It has been a process of trial and error to see what products will help. I didn’t want to invest in any skin care, as I hope this is a phase and my skin will return to normal eventually. If you have dry skin normally, I would highly recommend seeing a skincare specialist and investing in a range of products to ensure you are returning some hydration to the skin and avoiding premature ageing.

There has been one particular product I have used and noticed a significant difference with after- this face mask from Primark which would you believe costs only 80p!

As you can imagine, costing so little I didn’t have huge expectations. There is actually quite a bit of product in each packet so I get two uses out of one which is even better! Don’t forget your neck when using masks and moisturising also. It’s one of the first places to show signs of ageing so be sure to hydrate it, using upwards motions of course. This will encourage the skin to stay taut and not sag (which is pretty obvious when you think about it).

My skin after using the mask feels so soft and hydrated, with a definite reduction in the amount of dry skin.

Now this is not a miracle product that will make it vanish. It is a method of helping treat it. Depending on the level of dryness of your skin will determine the difference it makes. I take really good care of my skin, so I try and stop things like this before they get worse!

I have also been using this moisturiser every morning and evening (even though it is probably just made for morning use). It doesn’t contain an SPF so I use my Image moisturiser after in the morning to ensure my skin is protected. This is hopefully as I say going to be quickly resolved and I will be back to being shiny with oil!

The moisturiser is available from Superdrug for approx £5!

Thanks for reading and I hope if you try either product that you love them!

Love, Sarah

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