Today on the blog, I’m giving my five favourite facial roundups (try saying that 5 times fast).
The winter has been so harsh on my skin. With the combination of dry air, cold temperatures and freezing wind, it has cracked, peeled and irritated my skin. No amount of skin moisturizer (priced from $10 to $100) can seem to fix the flaking and dry issues that keep occurring. I also found certain exfoliates cause irritation and doing it every day can really be harsh for the skin.
I’ve tested and tried many products and found the five in this blog post to be the most hydrating in my daily routine. From makeup remover to face masks, I’ve found these products have put moisture back into my face leaving it hydrated, soft and less flakey.
Here are a few of my go-to’s for facial care.
Makeup remover: Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil
First I thought, coconut oil, for your face, as a makeup remover? Turns out this multi-purpose tin does more than just transform your locks into luscious curls. This actually removes stubborn makeup from your eyes. I’m talking eyeliner, brow pencils, mascara and eye shadow. I love it and feel that it’s less harsh than those other chemical based removers. You can get coconut oil anywhere, this little tub is great for travelling but by all means, grab a huge tub from Costco. You’ll find a use for this oil for just about anything.
Facial wash + mask: Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
This smells like a dream and goes on even dreamier. There’s plenty of ways you can put this product to use. You can wash your face with it, use it as a mask for 5 to 10 minutes, or place it on the spots where you feel a pimple coming on overnight. I’ve literally noticed how much it reduces the redness of a pimple if you get it before it reaches the surface. I like this mask because of its multi-purposes. It is expensive but I do like that the amount you’re given lasts a while and it’s great for so many uses.
Drying Mask: Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
So this mask is a type of exfoliate. You can leave it on from 5 min to 20 min. The longer the better. I really like how it gets into your pores and feels like a good deep clean for your face. The regular size bottle is expensive so this is just the sample size. I don’t know if I would purchase the larger bottle but so far this exfoliant does what it says. I like the deep clean feeling and it does get into your pores and removes the dirt, grime and dead skin cells.
Cream based Mask: Egg Cream Mask
Rather than most masks hardening on your face. This microfiber sheet stays wet on your face for the whole 20 minutes you’re wearing it. I do feel like it drips and can get a little messy but after you’ve managed to put it on your face, it does hydrate your skin and introduce moisture back into your pores. I like the no-rinse after you’ve removed the mask. The instructions tell you to massage the cream residue into your skin. You feel refreshed all day and I like the glow it leaves your skin. It says it’s firming but I didn’t notice anything. I did find it left my skin hydrated, smooth with no dryness.
Facial oils: Saje Cellutone Oil
So this oil is meant for your bath, neck or body but I’ve been using it around my eyes and super dry areas on my face. The smell is soothing and I love how it adds moisture but it doesn’t stay on the surface of your skin. Your skin absorbs a lot of the oil so you don’t feel like you’re skin is super oily. So far, no breakouts and I find that it’s a great multi-purpose oil for all over. I rub this oil on my chest, around my eyes, in between my eyebrows and around my nose where it tends to get dry.
Of course, these products are just some that have worked for me. What’s your go-to for keeping your skin moisturized during the dry, cold months?