The first thing that it's important for you to know about this post is that I have really, really dry skin. I'm 28, and people always say that skin gets drier as you age, so I shudder to think where I'm headed from here. The second thing you need to know is that I have successfully conquered my dry skin, and I've done it with the daily use of the five products below.
Winter is generally credited with being the time of year that's toughest on dry skin, but in my experience, seasonal transitions like the one we're experiencing right now can cause some wacky skincare problems. If your years of skincare trial-and-error haven't been as fruitful as mine, maybe I can point you and your dry skin in the correct direction.
Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil
$70 via Net-a-Porter
"Oil" is a scary skincare word for even the driest among us, but there's nothing to fear. Rub in a few drops of this stuff before you go to bed, and in the morning, you'll be greeted with soft, smooth, perfectly moisturized skin.
Dr. Jart Water Fuse BB Cream
$34 via Sephora
This BB cream has just enough pigment to even out your skin, and it provides enough moisture to make even the dullest skin look dewy.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
$18 via Nordstrom
Toner had always seemed like modern-day snake oil to me, but then I tried this one and my entire outlook changed. It's the single most important step in my skincare routine; you won't believe its exfoliation power.
Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap
$10 via Nordstrom
For some reason, finding a non-drying daily cleanser was the most difficult part of perfecting my skincare routine. This stuff does the trick for a great price.
Restorsea Rejuvenating Day Cream
$150 via Bergdorf Goodman
This stuff packs a moisture punch without feeling heavy or greasy - perfect for changing weather.