When I first started getting into skincare in high school, I always went for the “oily skin” or “shine control.” But after years of light research, trial and error and listening to my skin, I realized that my skin was in fact of the dry variety. And thanks to years of me drying my skin out even more, my skin was overproducing oil to make up for it. So I stopped drying my face and started moisturizing it instead, and my skin loved me for it.
That is, up until this winter when I experienced dry patches like never before. During the winter months I always have a little bit more texture around my cheekbones where my skin is the most dry, but this year in particular my skin began to feel and actually show dry patches that resulted in a dry texture. It felt like the sides of my cheeks had teeny-tiny goosebumps all the time and the only thing that made them go away was exfoliating. EVERY NIGHT. And while physical exfoliants are great to use here and there, I had never used them to this extant and my skin was not getting any better from it.
All of this was occurring right around Christmas at the same time I was on the very last legs of my trusty Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. And while I love that moisturizer dearly, I knew I needed something stronger. I hadn’t dabbled in many other moisturizer brands at this point but I did love my CeraVe for my body moisturizer. And that’s when it hit me.
The year prior when I had experienced super dry elbows and legs during the winter months I made the switch from using CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion to their Cream. The effects were undeniable. After making the switch I didn’t even have to think about dry itchy skin because it just wasn’t there anymore. The cream formula moisturized my skin better than any lotion ever had and resulted in the softest, most healthy looking skin I had ever experienced. So if these results were so profound for the rest of my body, why didn’t I do the same thing for my face?
During my next Sephora trip I popped over the skincare section and browzed their variety of moisturizing creams to see if I recognized anything from YouTube videos or articles I had read. I ended up spotting the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration and having heard good things about it and it being at a lower price than most of the other options, I picked it up.
It’s been just over a month since I started using the First Aid Beauty Cream and I honestly cannot put it down. I stopped exfoliating all together to give my skin some TLC and started using this once at night right after I get out of the shower, and once in the morning after I’ve rinsed my face. A little goes a long way, it melts into my skin SUPER quickly, it has almost no scent (which is good for my sensitive nose) and it gave me my skin back. The dry patches have subsided almost completely (I always have a little bit of texture, even in the Summer), my skin feels moisturized and revitalized, and my makeup has never gone on more smoothly over it.
Making the switch from a moisturizing formula to the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration absolutely rescued my skin and if you have experienced dry, textured skin like I have, I would highly recommend this product.