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Dry Skin Talk

I think it's about time we have a place for people with dry skin to talk their dry skin, share, discuss, help each other with their skincare routines, problems, goals.... Skincare. Life style changes. Anything. As much as we can. We don't have to be experts to help each other out. Maybe our experiences combined and put together can produce something helpful and beautiful for every fellow dry skin person that might seek help, word of advice, or simply a "safe haven".


Of course, you don't have to have dry skin to join us. Anyone with some wisdom willing to share is welcomed here!



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Hi @beautysister ! Welcome! Smiley Happy


Dry patches are the worst! I am happy to hear your skincare routine works so nicely for you.

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

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I have combination skin so I'll wake up super oily one day, and have super flaky skin the next! Something I love to use to keep the flakes in check are a few Boscia products! I use the Boscia exfoliating peel gel a couple times a week and immediately after using that, I use and exfoliating powder by Dermalogica called the Daily Microfolant. With the Boscia product, you see the difference and can visibly see the dead skin being scrubbed off your face! Very very satisfying! The Dermalogica product just helps to get rid of all the dead skin bits that the peel gel left behind. To finish off, I use the Boscia hydrating sleep mask and let that dry for a while before applying my moisturizer. (I use the Korres greek yoghurt moisturizer very lightweight and good hydration!) Another tip: every morning before applying my makeup (because who doesn't hate flaky skin to make your makeup that much cakier and more visible) I splash my face with water, pump two pumps of the Boscia Splash Mask into my hand, rub that all over my face and let it dry and sink into my skin before applying my Korres moisturizer again and then primer to begin my makeup. Hope my skin care routine helps! This routine saved my life all winter when my skin was super dry, and as summer quickly approaches and I tend to get oilier, I have found this routine still works and doesn't make my skin oilier or clog my pores! 

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Cross posting ( copy paste-ing ) because - dry skin.


I am testing Consonant HydrExtreme today. First impression... Wow this watery thing is hydrating! It's super light weight ( for whatever reason I did not expect it to be that light ), yet it gives immediate and serious boost of hydration. After my skin soaks it up ( which is seconds ), it feels like absolutely nothing on my skin. But my skin looks and feels so much better, healthier, smooth and hydrated.


I've tried to wear it solo as long as possible just for the science and the sake of testing it, to see if it'll react negatively in any way with my skin... But, I had to follow with an oil real soon as even though it is hydrating, it is not nearly enough on its own. Not for my skin anyway. The product is not intended to be used alone anyway as it is ultra light serum that should be followed with the rest of whatever you use. But, I've heard some people wear it on its own ( they all have oily skin, though. ).


No immediate negative reactions. Yay! Hopefully no negative reactions at all as I am really liking this product ( so far ). But, we'll see...

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Thanks for starting this thread @lyravega! I'm home Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy


I always follow with the rest of my products... it's like it's also a great carrier for the other products... do you know what I mean? (jelly bean Smiley Very Happy)

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That thing is so fine, I am gonna be getting it for sure. Second day, third use - it took care of my slightly irritated and flaky skin so beautifully like it's nothing! Smiley Surprised ( I over-exfoliated. You know how easy it is to bleep my skin off even though I am very careful. Especially with exfoliation. But, le sigh, crap happens. ) Usually it takes a bit more time for products to help getting it back to it's better, happy self. But, this works so beautifully, and almost instantly, I'm kind of expecting some kind of catch as it seems to be too good to be true. Smiley Very Happy I am impressed. Thanks for the rec, @veronika23 !


Well, we needed a lizard mother ship. So... Welcome! Smiley Wink



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Hahahahahaha @lyravega!  You are welcome! Glad you like it. Definitely will be a repurchase for me when I'm done my bottle. Smiley Happy


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My skin thanks you for starting this thread!! I've really been into masking lately. Sheet and regular masks. All the masks Smiley Very Happy Especially with all the trips I have been taking it's been really nice to keep it hydrated and rescue it from the dreaded airport air quality.

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Been really obsessed with masks too @Mcakes just had to put it on hold for now but hopefully I can get back into it real soon! Smiley Very Happy

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I am not much into masking, but I do have a love affair with two or three of them. Smiley Happy


Which ones are your go-to's for keeping your skin happy and hydrated, @Mcakes ?

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I'm in love with the Fresh Rose Mask @lyravega! Also really like the Sephora Collection sheet masks. 

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I've battled severely painful flaky dy skin. I've tried many products.


What ended up working for me:


1. Stop double cleansing... I only use clinique balm to remove my makeup at night with a warm wash towel.

2. Deep Rich toner (or any other hydrating spray) right after washing my face

3. Treatment serum (of your choice)

4. DE Marula Oil

5. Top it all off with DE cream


I go to bed with my face like a disco ball, but wake up with healthy looking and feeling skin. I will only rinse my face with water when I used acids or retinol the night before.



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I agree for me the double cleanse is too stripping. I usually wipe off makeup with micellar water. Then cleanse with oil or balm. 

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I take my makeup off at night using a micellar water first to get the surface dirt off (and I go cheap — I use Garnier), then use a cleansing oil (I like Farmacy — rinses off fairly clean and doesn't make my eyes cloudy. I use the oil, not the balm) to get everything off. I follow up with either SR Luna or Caudalie Overnight Recovery Oil (I alternate nights), then moisturize — most often with Caudalie — the one for very dry skin.


I really like Caudalie. I find it's very gentle on my skin and I like the moisture it gives me. I find if I use other brands for dry skin I get milia from the richness. Caudalie has never given me problems.


In the morning I just rinse my face with water, then follow up with SR Good Genes, moisturizer and eye cream. I like to keep it simple.


Since I've been using this routine, my skin has been clear and well-behaved. I have some wrinkles — mostly my forehead — but my skin looks pretty good for a 56-year-old. Well, I think so anyway Smiley Wink

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@YoiFran I agree. No need for double cleanse. Especially if you have dry skin. I mean, if it works for you, go ahead, whatever works for you. But, one good cleans/er is/should be quite enough imo ( and in my personal experience ).


Don't double cleanse just because someone said that's the way you should do it, or it's all the rage right now. Don't force anything, for that matter, onto your skin. Listen to your skin! And act accordingly.


Oh man, I am a real grease ball when I go to bed, too! Smiley Very Happy But, I wake up with nice and happy skin. There is no worse than waking up to dry, tight and flaky face. Ugh...

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Has anyone tried Squaline Oil? I've heard good things. Since I'm super dry but also prone to breakouts I need to be careful.

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The Ordinary oil was actually what peaked my interest first place. I think Wayne Goss mentioned it in a you tube video and highly recommended it. I then saw Sephora selling one by another brand for around 50 bucks. So for the cost I'm definitely going check out the Ordinary Squaline oil. I use their 2% retinol and I'm pleased with the results. Thanks for the recommendations. 

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@DiDiBlueEyes71  I've been trying it (although on hold now for other reasons...) but I liked it for night time use. Also The Ordinary sells a bottle for less than 7$ Canadian. I mean that's not a bad price if you want to try it Smiley Wink

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@veronika23 mentioned she is testing The Ordinary's squalane oil, maybe she could chime in with her results. I am curious about that one, too. 

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I have the Tata Harper Beauty oil and Squaline oil is the first ingredient. It's a nice oil at its price point. I seem to gravitate more to oils that have a jojoba base. That's very moisturizing for me. 

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