I don't know if my skin would be considered oily or dry. I'm pretty sure it might be combination. It's dry on my forehead area, but oily by my hair and jaw line. It can be pretty frustrating. While I feel like I'm always needing to wash my chin, my forehead and cheeks are always looking pale and dried out. Look at this photo above. I think it's an awesome photo of me, my daughter took it. But you can just see how malnourished my skin looks.
You can practically see my skin falling away to dust. I sometimes use a moisturizer and it never does too much. Sometimes my skin will be softer until I next take a shower, but usually it only serves to waste moisturizer. So lately I've been trying something new. It's a Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C from OZ Naturals.
Before trying it, I had no idea what a serum really was. I thought it was a stand-alone product that you use as a moisturizer. I've since learned through this serum that it's actually a delivery system for certain nutrients that help them enter the skin and get further down and do a better job.
You're supposed to rub it into your face and wait for it to dry fully before applying moisturizer. So I've done that most days for the few weeks. I didn't do it every day because my memory is terrible, but I did do it most days.
While the moisturizer that I used did cause me to break out on my chin area (granted, I probably shouldn't have used it on an oil prone area), the serum itself was a huge help. I actually noticed a difference, one that numerous showers hasn't washed away. My skin feels healthier and more alive. It feels supple. I don't remember ever having my skin feel this way.
From now on, any time that I moisturize I will be using a serum. All I needed this whole time was a little something under the moisturizer... who knew!? Do you use a serum?
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