5 Products for Dry Flaky Skin
I know I can’t be the only one who looks at my uncooperative skin and gets frustrated. Like, you’re literally supposed to protect me and stick through thick and thin with me, but instead you’re attacking me like this?
So many factors affect the health of our skin, and it can be exhausting work to keep it clear, hydrated, smooth, and all the things you want and expect your skin to be. But, here are the products that’ll help when your skin begins to emulate a lizard:
The most effective product I’ve tried when it comes to stubborn dry patches is this face mask right here. It has a lightweight jiggly gel consistency, and doubles as a sleeping mask, which is personally my favorite way to use it. It was my skin savior last year when I had a disgusting, painful dry patch that just wouldn’t leave my face. Formulated with blue tansy, hyaluronic acid, aloe, amino acids, and more, it leaves the skin hydrated, bouncy, soft, blurred, supple, and, most importantly, flaky skin free. Bonus: their Pout Protector lip mask is a must have for dry lips.
Sleeping masks are kind of my go to when things are looking extra rough and dry. This is specifically an overnight mask (not a face mask too), but it’s still effective at softening and smoothing things out. It has a creamier consistency, but isn’t heavy or thick. Use it on top of a moisturizer, and it’ll keep flaky skin at bay.
If you’re looking for a thicker moisturizer that is moisturizing without feeling greasy, this is one to try. It’s creamy and emollient, but it’s not heavy nor does it leave you looking (and feeling) like a grease ball even though it’s made of 6 rare African oils. It won’t clog your pores so even if you have blemish prone skin like me, you’re face is in good hands.
Layering is my favorite way to really keep parched skin hydrated and fresh. The Glossier Super Bounce serum is simple (ingredient wise), but still very effective thanks to hyaluronic acid. Apply this after cleansing and toning, but before your moisturizer, and your skin will thank you by no longer looking like a shriveled up prune.
Squalane is one ingredient I’m rather fond of when things need a little more moisture. This one from The Ordinary is admittedly the only one I’ve tried, but very very good. It’s an oil, but on the liquidy non-greasy/ non-thick side so your skin won’t suffocate or feel smothered. It is an oil so it is slippy and, well, oily, but it absorbs into the skin nicely, leaving you with velvety soft skin.