I have very dry skin and it has been itchy and irritated. Have tried Lancôme, origins, Clinique, and Estée launder but I either itch, get red bumps or have a tight feeling or it just feels strange on my skin. What can I use for a ay moisturizer that will work for my skin.
Do you normally get itchy and irritated skin during the cooler seasons or is this something new? If you've tried that many moisturizers without success, I would start reassessing whether your cleanser is the culprit. Sometimes, cleansers can make your skin tight and dry. I would also consider oil cleansing, too. Josie Maran has an oil cleanser, while Shu Uemura also has some oil cleansers. I'm sure other brands have them, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. If this itchiness and redness feeling is entirely new, I would see a dermatologist or even a facialist to see what the deal is before proceeding any further. I hope this helps and good luck!
Try looking into Murad's Hydro-Dynamic moisturizer cream, it's got a nice airy consistency for a cream so you can mix it with SPF for day time wear and use it alone at night.
It's rich in conditioning, moisture binding humectants which can help soothe your parched skin.
Or you can use Murad's Redness Therapy lotion for the day as that already has SPF in it. The mint green tint helps color correct and neutralize redness be it from irritation, inflammation, or rosacia.
By chance, how often do you exfoliate? If your skin is excessively dry you may look into exfoliating once or twice a week to help shed and slough off dead skin cells that are building up on your face, preventing make up and moisturizers from absorbing or sitting well.
As it seems your skin gets irritated and turns red, I would avoid any physical scrubs with things like sugar granuals or crushed fruit seed powders, as those particles are uneven and can scratch and tear at skin. Instead, use one with gentle jojoba beads or Bosica's Facial Smoothing Polish, which uses soft, sugar polymers. Some folks like the actuall feel of particles polishing at their skin, so if you do too, try the Boscia one or ones from Peter Thomas Roth.
You can also look into gentle, chemical based exfoliates that contain alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acids/fruit enzymes and sugars), beta hydroxy acids (most commonly, salicylic acid), and lactic acid (milk proteins/enzymes). These work on a cellular level to promote new and healthy skin cell regeneration so the dead skin that is sloughed off can reveal newer and healthy cells. Kate Somerville's Exfolikate treatment uses chemical exfoliants and jojoba beads to gently scrub!
Start off with exfoliating once a week and see how your skin is, you can bump it up to twice a week if your skin is excessively dry or flakey. Use gentle pressure to massage on the exfoliator then rinse off. Follow up immediately with any treatment or eye cream used then moisturizer to hydrate newly exposed skin!
I was pleasantly surpised by First Aid Beauty. See if you can get a sample and try it out. The first application did sting, but after that it didn't happen again so it could've been something else. I've got pale, sensitive, dry skin and it really does the trick!
Also, don't underestimate the power of moisturizing before you go to bed and when you get up in the morning. If you're skin is really thirsty, it could make a big difference.