Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Kit for Dry Skin
First of all, I just want to say how much I LOVE reading your blog! You have such a great way of writing that is so funny and enjoyable…plus very informative :)
I need your help in finding a good moisturizer! I live in Wisconsin and right now it is -20 degrees outside (yikes!) and my skin is not behaving. It doesn’t matter how many times I layer on moisturizer, as soon as I put foundation on (looove bare minerals thanks to you!) my skin instantly becomes flaky and peely.
I have tried several different drugstore brands but none of them seem to work. I once even tried my Grandma’s Ponds cold cream but that was just greasy :/ If you could point me in the right direction I would be so grateful! I don’t mind spending more $$ on it but sadly, can probably not afford Kinerase, Creme de la Mer, etc. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much – I really appreciate it and am very happy to hear that you enjoy the blog!
I think you need to attack the problem two-fold: first, by exfoliating with an enzyme peel, and secondly by moisturizing with something extremely emollient.
Have you tried Kiehl’s? You could use the Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub (an old favorite!), followed by Ultra Facial Cream, which I suspect would work wonders on your skin. (Barring that, if you’re looking for something cheapter, plain ol’ Cetaphil might work, although you might have already tried that.)
Kiehl’s gives out free samples, so try getting a sample of the Ultra Facial Cream from your local department store or Kiehl’s boutique, use for a week, and then see if your skin seems to like it. If it does, you might consider splurging on the new Ultra Facial Cream Kit ($24.50), which features the Ultra Facial Cream, plus Ultra Facial Cleanser and exfoliating/balancing Ultra Facial Toner.
Whatever products you choose, remember that dry skin in a harsh climate needs extra TLC:
- Use lukewarm, not hot, water;
- Apply moisturizer while skin is still damp to seal in moisture;
- Ttry using a humidifier for extra hydration;
- Even though it’s winter, don’t forget your sunscreen!