Best foundation and facewash for VERY dry flaky skin.
what is the best foundation and face wash for extremly dry skin? My skin is really flaky even after moisturizing. I have tried so many moisturizers and facewashes, I don't know how to fix it!!
I have the same dry. flaky skin! I've struggled with it for so long, but I've finally found products that work for me.
Use a creamy face wash. I like using any of the Neutrogena cream face washes. They don't dry out my skin and my skin doesn't have the stretched out feeling after I wash. For moisturizers, here's what I tried and what works for me.
1. Shu Uemura depsea hydrability intense moisturizing concentrate ($75) - Pricey, but soooo worth it! YOU ONLY NEED TO USE IT ONCE A DAY. I USE IT AT NIGHT. IT COMES WITH AN EYEDROPPER DISPENSER. I USE THREE DROPS FOR MY ENTIRE FACE. IT'S A MIRACLE SERUM!
2. CHANEL HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE MOISTURe CREAM ($72) - again, pricey, but also worth it. i actually used this before i discovered shu uemura, and this was what initially turned my dry skin around. after about a week of using this as my night cream (since it has no spf), my skin was amazing soft and the flakes were gone. i bought it last year and still have half the tub left.
3. chanel beaute initiale ($75) - i use this as my day cream because it has spf 15 and prevents early signs of aging. i don't know if this is worth getting because it's really the hydramax that changed my skin, but it works as a really great moisturizer. i don't know if i will repurchase. i am honestly so impressed with shu uemura's skincare products that i might switch over.
4. bobbi brown extra soothing balm ($55) - for those stubborn patches, i use bobbi brown's extra soothing balm. my nose tends to peel the most and seems extra resistant to moisture, so i use this. after a couple days, my nose stopped peeling! A freakin miracle!!! the texture is just like it say, a balm. it feels kinda like potted lip balm. i thought it would be greasy, but was surprised that it wasn't.
i know i recommended expensive products, but if i had known about these products before i tried a million others, i would have saved bundles of money. i still have a bathroom closet full of all the old stuff i tried and never ended up finishing using. these products, with the exception of the chanel beaute initiale, i would repurchase in a heartbeat. i've tried all the drugstore brands, and nothing had healed my flaky skin, so i moved on to the high end brands. and i mean all of them. if you still want to go for a drugstore brand first, try aveeno. it was the closest to getting my skin looking better, but it didn't go 100%.
i hope this helps!
In terms of face washes, I found this one by Murad to be very hydrating -- it didn't leave my face feeling tight afterward:
It also sounds as if you need a good moisturizer! I'm not sure if aging is a concern for you yet, but this is a great one from Clinique called Superdefense; there is a dry to very dry formulation: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P22
My skin is dry, and I love Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation -- the finish is smooth and flawless, and it doesn't cake or look heavy at all: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P21
I have really dry skin so I know how frustrating it can be to look for a good foundation that doesn't highlight the dryness of your face... sigh... With that said - I've had a lot of success with Philosophy Purity made simple for a facewash. It's creamy and it leaves the skin feeling not dry - which is a biggy for me. For the foundation, I've always made sure to mosturize before applying makeup and right now I'm using Jurlique Hydrating Mist - Lavender and then I apply makeup base and then use foundation. I'm using Makeup Forever HD Foundation. I hope this helps!
I have oily skin and I use Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizer- the gel version for oily skin. For dry skin try Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizer, but make sure you try the lotion NOT the gel- that will make your skin even drier. Hope this helps!
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I like the texture and performance of this cleansing balm from Clinique......
This moisturizer from Super by Perricone is enriched with Omega 3 oils, and super hydrating.....
I recommend the supplement too, to hydrate skin from the inside . Great for hair, skin, nails, especially as we head into the cooler months.....
This is a foundation Balm from Bobbi Brown, also has spf.......
I have very dry skin too. If you are looking for a very good deal on a great facewash I recommend you buy
St. Ives products- they are natural and smell pretty good
I have been using St.Ives products for about 6 months now and I swear they work very well. I have eczema so I know about the troubles of having very dry skin.
I hope this helps you and anyone else with dry skin