By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by SUKILYNN
I have dry skin. I should drink more water, constantly apply moisturizer to my face and stay out of the sun. Despite knowing this, every summer I drink more coffee, double up on the Vitamin C and spend as much time as my schedule will allow on a beach, preferably in Miami. Throw in a few failed makeup removals before bedtime during the Fall and holiday party season and, voila, come January the Sahara Desert has seen more moisture than my T-Zone.
After being scolded by a facialist about the dehydrated state of my face on a recent spa visit, I set out to remedy the situation before summer dryness met with winter winds and all hope of being able to crack a smile without cracking my face was lost.
- Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – In my journey to remove the flaky parched patches from my cheeks (which have grown to the size of dimes thanks to an exhaustive summer schedule and a recent infatuation with glycolic peels), I came across Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask, a cult Korean beauty product that is now sold at Target. Not the typical heavy whipping cream for your face that is most sleeping masks, I equate Laneige’s Mask to the aloe vera gel of the nighttime restorative skincare realm. After using a dollop a couple of nights a week two weeks in a row, my skin has gone from parched to pleasant, the dry patches have disappeared and I am starting to see a glimmer of a glow.
- The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream – This is a night time cream designed to deeply nourish, visibly revitalize and intensely firm while you sleep. If you are more into creams than the more aloe vera-esque mask above, this would be my recommendation. It contains three Precious Seed Oils known for their revitalizing and repairing properties that have been infused with seven Essential Oils into a refreshing yet cushiony cream. It’s essentially a sleeping cream that replenishes while you dream.
Look at me, retexturizing my skin while sleeping without feeling like I greased my face with butter before bedtime. It’s almost enough to make a girl go back to the spa just to show that facialist I can make good decisions.