Dehydrated Skin

What!?!? It only takes just a drop or two of an oil based serum to correct my “dry” skin problem??? This finding came as quite a shock and surprise as I was told that I had ”dry” skin since I was a child, and my dear mother has spent enormous amounts of money on hydrating skin products to help improve dry skin. My esthetician gave me a few samples of Omega-3 from Sonya Dakar without any intention of improving my dryness problem but because the spa owner was just about to throw them away.  After applying 3 tiny samples, I begin to notice my skin started looking moist and radiant.  I received many complement from friends and co-workers saying “wow, you look so good” even since I have been on business trips on a weekly basis for 4 months now.  As my dehydration problem started to improve, I also started looking younger as well. I like the Omega-3 product from Sonya Dakar very much because it does not give a greasy or thick feeling to the skin.  In addition, the skin absorbs it very quickly, and it’s easy to apply your daily moisturizing products and still not have that greasy feeling.  Also, it’s easy to apply make-up.  I do use vitamin C serum and dehydration lotion as part of my daily moisturizing process.  About 3-5 times per month at night, I use a wash free masque to enhance my skin quality and to give it that youthful, glowing look. Here is a list some of the products that I really enjoy and use for my dehydrated skin problem.  Note: I prefer products with no animal testing and more natural ingredients.

La Prairie

Cellular Hydralift Firming Mask

This cream is amazing.  You can treat it as a day/night cream, and it won’t give you any greasy, thick feeling.  I only use it at night and never wash it off.  I can feel the tightening of my skin the minute I put it on my face, and it quickly absorbs into my skin. Then it feels fresh and not sticky so you don’t have to worry about oil or cream getting absorbed into your pillow sheet or bed sheets.  The next morning your skin still feels refreshed and radiant without feeling either dry or excess oil being produced overnight.


Ecological Compound

I’ve been using it for at least 15 years.  It’s light and absorbs into the skin very well and leaves no greasy feeling.  Since it has natural flower fragrence, my five and a half year old daughter has started using it after her swim practice since she was 4 years old

Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration

Sisley Intense Hydra-Global

I started alternating this product with Ecological Compound.  As I started to worry about skin aging and wrinkles, I started to using this product more and more about 5 years ago.  Like the Ecological compound, it gives a fresh, non-greasy feel to the skin, and it gives more moisture to prevent skin aging.

Phyto-Blanc Lightening Hydrating Emulsion

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Lightening Hydrating Emulsion

I have found myself alternating this product with Hydra-Global over the past 5 years as well.  I use this product more during the summer time to lighten up my skin from sun damage.  Again, I enjoy this product because like the previous two it gives a fresh, non-greasy feel and gives your skin that glowing look, adding another layer of protection from sun damage.

Sonya Dakar

Omega-3 Repair Complex – Maintenance

It has a fish oil smell to it, so if you are not a big fan of fish oil, it might take a while to get used to it.  The smell diffuses in the air and with other skin products very quickly.  It will feel a bit greasy and thick on your skin when you first apply it, but once it absorbs into the skin it will give your skin a glowing look. It’s easy to apply other moisturizing products and make up on top of it, and you won’t feel the thickness of it at all.

Hydrasoft Lotion – Irritation

I started alternating this product with Sisley’s Ecological Compound and Hydra-Global because all 3 products give me the same effect on my skin and help to improve my dryness problem. The differences are:

The active ingredients are different
Sisley focuses on plant extracts
Sonya Dakar has vitamin E
Sisley is French product, and Sonya Dakar is a US product

Keep in mind, there is no single product out there in the market that can just magically correct your dryness problem.  To have radiant, glowing, youthful looking skin, you must make an EFFORT to make it happen.   Remember, every woman is beautiful if you take care of yourself. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and fresh fruits & veggies, do regular exercise and keep a smile on your face.

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