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Old 07-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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Background: I am 32, have very, very dry skin, especially in my "t-zone." I have never had a skin care routine. I rarely wear make-up. I have very dark, puffy under-eye circles that I believe are genetic, so those aren't going away. I prefer to use all natural products, though I am willing to try brands that are not. I notice a few fine wrinkles and laugh/worry lines.

My question is this: where do I start with a skin care routine? Should I just start by moisturizing? If so, how often? Morning and night? Do morning and night skin care routines differ? What products, preferably natural, is best for dry skin?

Thanks for any and all help!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
 
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Background: I am 32, have very, very dry skin, especially in my "t-zone." I have never had a skin care routine. I rarely wear make-up. I have very dark, puffy under-eye circles that I believe are genetic, so those aren't going away. I prefer to use all natural products, though I am willing to try brands that are not. I notice a few fine wrinkles and laugh/worry lines.

My question is this: where do I start with a skin care routine? Should I just start by moisturizing? If so, how often? Morning and night? Do morning and night skin care routines differ? What products, preferably natural, is best for dry skin?

Thanks for any and all help!
If your skin is dry, avoid any products with alcohol and salicylic acid since those are very drying to the skin. Don't use them if you have a pimple because it will scar.

In every skin care routine you must moisturize and it doesn't matter if your skin is dry or oily. Since your skin is dry I think you should moisturize every morning and night. If you already have a few wrinkles then I think at night you should moisturize with an oil; you should use grape seed oil because its known to be a fatty oil and skin just loves that. Also if you want to have a glow just mix a tiny bit of Vitamin E oil with the grape seed oil and apply a bit a your cheeks and forehead because a little goes a long way (make sure the oils are 100% natural and pure...also the oils are very cheap).
In the morning use a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it.

I think that you should use a toner because I know with dry skin the texture of it can feel very weird and toners will even that out. Since you prefer natural products I think you should use 'Dr. Dickinson's Witch Hazel'. It costs around $5 and you can it at Walmart or target.

My skin is dry and this seems to work for me.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
 
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Thanks for the response, BeautyisMiree! That was very helpful.
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