Dry Skin Remedy

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Hi Guys!

So today’s post is all about skincare. Up until the last month I had really good skin. I was very lucky to only really suffer from the occasional spot. For some reason though, a few weeks ago my skin decided to go really dry. I’m talking EXTREME dry skin situation here. I felt like I was shedding!! As you can imagine, I was caught quite unaware and I had to change my daily skin care regime to try and tackle the problem.

I didn’t really know what to do so headed to The Body Shop, one of my favourite skin care shops, to see if they had any tips. I absolutely love their Vitamin E range so was quite excited when they recommended some products from this collection. The face wash and (AMAZING) illuminating moisturiser both featured in my November favourites.

The lovely people at The Body Shop recommended that I try out the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream and the Vitamin E Overnight Serum. I used them both that very evening!

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Firstly lets talk about the Moisturiser. Just from the texture you can tell this is going to be good. It is so thick and although it does feel a little heavy when first applied, it quickly sinks into your skin. I have been using this both morning and evening for the past few weeks when my skin feels particularly dry and it definitely has helped. My only criticism is that when my skin went through a little patch of being really sensitive, this made it burn a little. When I don’t have this issue it is great though.

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Secondly, the over-night serum. This is a absolutely amazing! BUT… use sparingly. Let me explain. I used this the first night I bought it and I woke up feeling totally amazed with the product. For the first time in about a week I woke up with beautifully, soft skin. The uncomfortable, cracked and dry feeling had disappeared and I was one happy girl. I was aware though that the product is oil based so I skipped using it the next night, continuing again the evening after. I continued using it every other night. On the fourth evening of use, my skin was feeling a lot better and I didn’t really need to use it. I shouldn’t have as I woke up with a very oily T-zone and had a little breakout of blackheads. Obviously it works in tackling dry skin but because it is so oily, it can do the complete opposite.

When you have VERY dry skin, this product is a life saver and I love it. Save it merely for these occasions and you’re on to a winner. Just don’t make the same mistake as me and end up with too much oil on your skin!

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Conclusion: These products are great for extreme dry skin days and I couldn’t recommend them more in these situations. For me though, they are pretty heavy and not suitable for daily use. I am glad I have them to turn to in emergency dry skin situations. For regular use, I will stick to the illuminating moisturiser. I cannot get over how much I love this, it is SO radiant and makes my skin look so glowing.

Have you used these products? Do you have any other recommendations for dry skin?

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Lots of love,

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10 Comments

  1. 21st February 2015 / 11:51 am

    I bought this serum the other day because my forehead is SO dry but it’s not helping me yet 🙁 from all the reviews I expected instant results but I’m a bit disappointed so far- hopefully it will work it’s magic soon 🙂 xx

    • 21st February 2015 / 12:22 pm

      No way?! That’s such a shame. For me, it seemed very much an overnight thing and improved the condition in the morning, I don’t think it’s a thing that works over time if you get me? So maybe this product just doesn’t work with your skin? Maybe try out another serum or something, good luck! I’ll have a look around for anything and let you know if I can thing of something else! xx

  2. 21st February 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Coincidently I’m suffering with crazy dry skin on my forehead at the moment but I get dry skin anyway. I’ll definitely check these out. I swear by Nivea’s Creme moisturiser which is quite thick so may not be for oily types, but it sinks in really well and is pretty water resistant. Also try some kind of exfoliant to get off the dead skin – that sometimes helps with any shedding 🙂 xx

    • 21st February 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Ooh I’ll definitely check our Nivea’s Creme moisturiser, thank you. I definitely need to get a good exfoliant for my dead skin though! I just get scared of it being too rough and irritating my skin :/ xx

  3. 21st February 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I love Body shop products and this seem like great serum! I curently have 2 x Vichy Idealia and Aqualia, Idealia gives me spots, Aqulia is just miracle! Once I’ll finish vichy I may try this one ! 🙂

    • 22nd February 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Ooh I’ll deffo have a look at getting them! How much is Aquila? Xx

  4. 27th February 2015 / 3:10 am

    great post, super informative. I’ve read about 20 posts from you now and it’s safe to say i’m addicted. Keep it up girl 🙂

    Jill xo

    • 27th February 2015 / 8:36 am

      Aw thank you so much!! You’ve made my day 😀 thanks Jill 🙂 xx

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