If there's one kind of beauty post I always click - reviews on products for dry skin. Granted I'm far, far from ever being a beauty blogger but as someone who's had really bad dry skin since my late teens and with it now being increasingly affected by the seasons (hotter and colder seasons then what I grew up with in the UK) I thought I'd take the time to share my four top, affordable products that have really helped my skin.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter
Starting off with possibly everyone's favourite cocoa butter, since I've started using Palmer's I swear by it. Granted the cocoa butter fragrance isn't my favorite which initially is why I was a little hesitant in purchasing this product but for the results, I can happily live with it. Being a hypoallergenic and conatning cocoa butter and vimnium E it's designed for those of us with very dry and sensitive skin. A small amount is enough for once a day application leaving my skin feeling a lot softer and more refreshed.
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
I've never had any luck with finding a body wash that moisturises and I began to think all body washes were the same and were never going to help me or my dry skin out. So when I originally purchased the Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash I didn't hold very high hopes. How wrong was I. Made with Shea butter this body wash has to be the thickest and creamiest I've ever used, it lathers well and smells delicious. What's even better is that a little goes a long way and there was an instant noticeable difference in how fresher my arms in particular felt getting out of the shower and one that's continued to improve over the months of use. .
St Ives Intensive Healing Hand Cream
We all know of St Ives from their yummy scrubs but they also do a lifestyle of a hand cream. Now a lot of hand creams do nothing for my hands yet St Ives Intensive Healing Hand Cream does things hand creams have never done before - work. Fragrance free - which is fine by me, it absorbs really fast, this hand cream works without leaving your hands sticky or slippery, it moisture's and leaves your hands feelings refreshed and I apply it throughout the day as and when my hands are feeling dry without having to use it constantly.
If you have dry skin that needs a bit of extra loving in the winter months I hope you found this useful - I use all these products year round and have noticed a healthy difference in my skin for doing so. This post was one for the #2014bloggerchallenge, and i'll admit I don't really know the first thing about beauty products, I rarely even read beauty blog posts so this was a challenge in more ways then one!
What are your tips for keeping your skin healthy in the winter? What would you recommend for dry skin?