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February 17, 2020

Beauty in Review: My Favorite Dry-Skin Solutions

I've talked plenty about my struggle with dry skin over the years. This year, though, it has been particularly bad. It hasn't been abnormally colder than other winters but my skin is truly bugging out.

Since around October, I've been having trouble not with my face but with the rest of my body. My eczema just won't go away... even with a prescription ointment from my dermatologist. Therefore, I've taken matters into my own hands and of course, have been trying a ton of products targeted for dry skin.

Almost everything I've used has really helped both my body and my face to relieve my dry, itchy skin and then also clear up some eczema patches that were being stubborn.



Weleda Skin Food

I bought this a few months ago after reading countless reviews on it but really Grace Atwood and Olivia Muenter are the ones who sold on me on Welda Skin Food. I bought it to use on my face and while I do use it on my face, it is the thickest cream I have ever seen or used. It is very soothing and I've used it on other dry skin patches on my body and it works really well. It's very emollient and a little difficult to blend in but it gets the job done. My skin feels incredible when I wake up in the morning and any dryness is immediately gone. It's filled with almond oil and sunflower oil which I think my skin responds well too. I've heard people say it's like poor people's La Mer; I've never used La Mer but hey, that's a decent comparison!

Glossier Balm Dot Com

This has been my go-to for years. It's officially the only lip balm that does anything for me. I've tried so many balms over the years and while I'm always intrigued by a new one, I come back to Glossier. It might seem like a fancier Vaseline but truthfully, it works better for me than Vaseline. Not only do I use it on my lips but I've had a really stubborn eczema patch on my thumb (so weird and random) and this is helping that as well. It's truly an all in one salve.

First Aid Beauty Pharma Oat & Hemp Multi-Fix Salve

When I saw this new product from First Aid Beauty, I immediately added it to my wishlist. I love anything with hemp and I thought the mixture of oat would be really interesting. Oatmeal is a key ingredient in First Aid Beauty's line and I know it does wonders for the skin. When I finally bought it, I was pleasantly surprised because it's not what I expected. This is definitely a salve but it is so tender and blends into the skin immediately. It's not hard to scoop out like a regular salve, which I appreciate. I have only used it on my eczema patch on my arm (that I have had since September and won't go away) and it definitely calmed it a bit. I have to try it out more but for the few weeks I've had it, it's been an excellent addition to my skincare routine.

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash

I asked my dermatologist which body wash I should use and she recommended Dove. She also recommended I not take scalding hot showers but as a female, it is my duty to take showers that would make the devil gasp. However, I noticed that using Dove really does help my skin. I've used other sensitive skin body washes but Dove is by far the best one for me, particularly the sensitive skin formula. I also just started using Trader Joe's new almond body oil and it is delightful; my skin has been loving that!

Kopari CBD Body Calm Cream

I received the entire Kopari CBD line in PR and I couldn't be more thankful. I've never tried any Kopari products because coconut oil has always kind of confused me but you put CBD in the name and I'm sold. I've only tried the Body Calm Cream because I was most excited about that and it has been a game-changer. It's the least greasy body lotion I have ever used in my life, blends into the skin without leaving behind a residue and makes my skin less inflamed and red. I itch my dry skin too much and this really helps relieve the itchiness and really does make my skin feel calmer.


xoxo
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