The moisturizer that saved my dry skin
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I’ve shared a bit on Instagram that my skin has been going through a tough time since about 2 months ago. I believe that it all started with a whey/soy protein bar that I began eating which triggered deep, cystic blemishes along my jawline and throughout my chin.
Then it spread to my t-zone. And to top it off I started battling extreme dryness around my nose and throughout my eyebrows.
My skin was angry, sensitive, and I needed to figure out how to treat it.
I skipped makeup as often as I could, went easy on products, and only used gentle hydrating options, and booked a facial.
I don’t get facials regularly but a specific esthetician was recommended to me so I set up an appointment with her. She ended up doing a salicylic acid peel during the treatment that tingled and was uncomfortable but it seemed to kill the bacteria on my face. After the facial I began using the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Serum + Moisturizer and I’m pleased to report that my skin is significantly better.
Hyalouronic acid is something our bodies naturally produce so adding it in via a moisturizer is just piling on with the good stuff. It is able to hold it’s weight by 6 times with water so it’s like a magnet for moisture in the air. I’ve been told that appling it on top of slightly damp skin or even with damp finger tips will make it even more effective!
There is no doubt the salicylic acid peel was a major contributor to get me on the right track, but the hope is that I don’t need to do something like that regularly because my skin isn’t usually oily–it’s dry!
I stopped using my beloved vitamin C serum and Fresh moisturizer for the time being and switched fully over to these two products. Once everything calms down I’ll integrate my other products in but for right now calm and simple is working for me. My skin feels extremely soft and hydrated and I love that.
Have you tried a moisturizer with Hyaluronic acid in it?