Because of all of this, I have changed my skincare routine dramatically. Even though I have combination skin that leans more towards the oily side of things, my eczema flares up with this crazy weather and I have a ton of dry patches. But I have found a solution! I'm using a lot more moisturizing products, and applying products in layers. I also use gentle cleansers, because I don't want to strip my skin of its natural oils. I've also been using a lot of natural skincare with less ingredients, and have noticed a major difference in my skin.
For cleansing, I've been using the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (alternative: Cetaphil Daily Cleanser) twice a day. At night, I am still using my Clarisonic Mia to get rid of any dead skin and to lightly exfoliate. After that, I apply my moisturizer, which is the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre (alternative: Cetaphil Daily Moisturizing Lotion). Next, I apply my eye cream, which at the moment is the L'Occitane Divine Eye Cream (alternative: Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment). During the cooler months, it is vital to use eye cream, as the eye area tends to get extra dry and sensitive. Then, I apply a really thick and moisturizing cream onto any areas that tend to get dry and patchy. I'm really loving the SW Basics of Brooklyn Cream (alternative: Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream) at the moment. Then, to finish my regime up, I add a natural oil like the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil (alternative: argan oil) to my face. I only use a couple of drops, warm it up between my hands, and pat it on my face. By applying the oil last, you are creating a barrier to lock in moisture. If you apply the oil first, your creams and moisturizers won’t be able to penetrate the skin. Science!
I've noticed that my skin is a lot more moisturized by using this routine, and I haven't been breaking out as much. Have any of you given this a try?
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