With less moisture and humidity keeping our skin more hydrated, the dry air and harsh winds can take a toll on our faces especially sensitive skin. No matter what your age, skin care should be an important part of maintenance kind of like brushing our teeth. It just has to be done if we want healthy glowing skin.
Below are a few of my favourite product suggestions based on normal-dry skin types.
Gentle Skin Cleanser
As gentle as it gets
Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for
daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. This dermatologist-recommended cleanser is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is gentle enough for children, teens and adults.
"Yep.. With all the fancy expensive cleansers out there this is by far the best one out there for all skin types. If you have really oily skin try the Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. It's not going to foam up and dry your skin out. The very light creamy texture that will remove the day's dirt and grime while not stripping your skin's natural PH. I do find that if I am wearing heavy makeup removing it first with a wipe works best."
Sold at- Shoppers Drugmart and Walmart
Sensitive face scrub
Non-Irritating • Dermatologist Tested • 100% Natural Exfoliants • 100%
Natural Extracts • Formulated without parabens and phthalates • Made without animal ingredients.
APRICOTS -are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural powermight seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing.
CORN KERNEL MEAL- is actually flour ground from dried corn. It's a soft, but gently powerful all-natural exfoliant that promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration. Cornmeal makes softer-feeling, fresher skin possible.
WALNUT- is known for its hard shell, but when it's ground, it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin come to the surface
"I have been using this face scrub for years, it's not expensive and does what it's supposed to do!! It's quite grainy so I only use it once a week and when I do my skin is so thankful. It takes a dead layer of skin off so your moisturizers can actually penetrate your skin. And they come in different types so if you have acne prone skin they also have one with salicylic acid. But my advice "DO NOT" rub any scrub over a blemish that is open. Why? Because it will spread the bacteria over your face creating new blemishes on your skin. So scrub around any blemishes you have that are open."
Sold at- Shopper Drugmart and Walmart and some Dollar stores.
This a very rich moisturizing lotion that is three products in one: Make-up artists use it as a primer, moisturizer, and make-up remover. It also reduces irritation after shaving!
Ingredients- Shea butter, beeswax, Aloe Vera, and soy proteins
"WOW is all I can say about this dream of a product!!!!
- I have been using it on my clients and myself for over a year, and everyone I use it on loves it myself included. My skin is quite sensitive and my skin loves this moisturizer. I also found it wasn't too heavy during the summer either because I usually switch to something light when its hot out but it was great. A small dime size amount and my skin is super soft and ready for makeup. At night it helps remove stubborn makeup around my eyes. If you are going to be travelling for any length of time, take this and you'll have your moisturizer, primer and remover all in one.
Sold at- http://www.embryolisseusa.com/ or selected shops in Toronto.
Dramatically Different Moisturizer +
Allergy teasted and is a 100% fregrance free and is a optimal moisture balance for very dry skin, or skin dry in the cheeks, comfortable to oily in the T-zone. It Softens, smooths, improves skin The big plus: with a new complex, this formula strengthens skin's own moisture barrier by 54%. More moisture stays in. Skin feels soft, springy and has a glow.
"I absolutely love this moisturizer. It feels amazing, like a drink of water on the skin that keeps you soft and hydrated."
Sold at- Hudsons Bay or Sears
Aquaphor Healing Ointment soothes and protects chafed,
chapped and damaged skin and lips by creating a protective barrier
to help seal in moisture.
"This is a heavy vasaline like texture that is amazing for chapped and flacky skin that is super dry. This product won't clog your pores and is amazing on dry lips. But remember to apply on affected areas only.
Sold at- Shoppers Drugmart or Walmart
Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Contour Cream
A cream containing natural ingredients including dermo-relaxing ginger, and other powerful nutrients to help restore firmness and elasticity. Perfume free and ophthalmologically tested, it is gentle around the delicate eye area and promotes cell regeneration, helping to firm delicate skin and visibly reduce wrinkles
"In my opinion there is no miracle eye cream. Its all about hydrating the under eye area so that it puffs out fine lines that we may have, and if puffiness is the issue then opt for a gel like under eye cream that has caffeine or cucumber in it that will help de-puff the under eye. In the end its not worth the money spending hundreds on an eye cream because it is only a quick fix, its not going to actually fix under the eye. Also something else to keep in mind. Use an eye cream rather than a regular face moisturizer, because its made specifically for the eye area. Most face moisturizers are too heavy for under the eye area where the skin is much more sensitive and thin. Keep the texture light and be gentle with your index finger dabbing on your eye cream. If you see white spots on or under your eye area its usually because the moisterizer you are using is too heavy for that area."
Try- Clinique All about eyes for puffiness or Garnier Eye Roller "and keep it in the fridge so it's nice and cool"
Studio Moisture fix spray SPF 15
The no-grease, super-hydrating formula of Studio Moisture Fix
with superlative protection from sun and environmental aggressions. Starts with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection of SPF 15 that goes on sheer.
Mega-moisturizing, rich, lightweight and fast-absorbing. Keeps skin plump and soft. Excellent prep for makeup. Releases moisture and emollients onto the skin continually/all day. Enhanced with mineral-enriched spring water, it's an instant spritz of moisture with the benefits of protection.
"A moisturizing boost!!! Love this product. After you're finshed your skin care and applying makeup if your skin still feels a little tight this is prefect. Spritz it a few times over top and it will hydrate with out wreaking your makeup and add SPF to protect your face through out the day. Throw that in your bag and spritz on the go to refresh your skin."
Sold at- MAC Stores and MAC counters in Hudson Bay
Evolutaion of Smooth
Delight your lips with the irresistible flavor of fresh honeydew and with moisture that keeps your lips feeling soft and smooth all day long.
"I love this lip balm not only because I like the super cute packaging but also because how moisturized it makes your lips. It really helps dry and cracking lips and is long lasting moisterizer on the lips."
Sold at- Shopper Drugmart and Walmart
Radiance Body Lotion
A healthy radiance fit for a queen.99.21% Natural
Bring your radiance to the surface. This natural body lotion is specially
created to enhance your skin's natural glow. It's formulated with Royal Jelly, one of nature’s most nourishing substances, packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids, and vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as multiple B-vitamins. Sunflower oil moisturises and mica, a light reflecting mineral, enhances your skin's natural glow. The result is soft, shimmer you'll love.
"I love this body moisturizer. It feels so soft on the skin and it doesn't leave your skin tacky and it smells wonderful, and best of all it leaves a beautiful glow on the skin "NOT ' sparkles."
Sold at- Shoppers Drugmart and Walmart