Where to start?

NoMorePerfectNoMorePerfect Registered Users Posts: 14
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!
2C, Normal porosity, medium texture, medium length

Trying to grow hair out for my sister's wedding in June, 2014

Started the CG way - using the Live Free, Live Curly eBook as my guide - July 6, 2013


Yes to Carrots as co-wash, condition, and leave in

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel

Cannot wait to try out TJ TTT shampoo and conditioner as soon as I can make a drive to TJ

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  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Registered Users Posts: 202 Curl Neophyte
    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.
  • NoMorePerfectNoMorePerfect Registered Users Posts: 14
    Thanks for the response, BeautyisMiree! That was very helpful.:)
    2C, Normal porosity, medium texture, medium length

    Trying to grow hair out for my sister's wedding in June, 2014

    Started the CG way - using the Live Free, Live Curly eBook as my guide - July 6, 2013


    Yes to Carrots as co-wash, condition, and leave in

    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel

    Cannot wait to try out TJ TTT shampoo and conditioner as soon as I can make a drive to TJ

    eao3wz9qn.png

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