Coping With Dry Skin

Dry, taught skin is a problem that I've suffered with as long as I can remember; particularly on my body. I have the same issue on my face and scalp too - although I feel as though easing myself into a solid skincare routine has enabled me to fight the problem in those areas a little more effectively. I have the occasional bout of eczema symptoms to deal with alongside a more general tendency to suffer with uncomfortable, occasionally flaky skin. It's not a pretty sight.

I've mentioned before that finding products to tackle my dry skin without feeling overly heavy can be difficult; I have no option than to smother myself in moisturisers every time I step out of the shower so picking the right ones for my skin is key. A few favourites include the Nuxe Fondant Firming Cream*, Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter and the Korres Body Milks, although the backbone of my routine is the E45 Moisturising Lotion*. I've mentioned my love for E45 before as their original E45 cream is the only thing that keeps my facial eczema in check. Similarly, this fuss free, no frills lotion keeps my pins baby soft without ever feeling greasy or leaving behind any residue. I tend to keep it on rotation with a few of my other favourites and use it every other day to prevent my skin from drying out or becoming irritated by a heavy onslaught of fragranced products. When my skin is particularly parched I opt for the E45 Intensive Recovery Lotion*, which does the job when it comes to providing hydration that's a little more heavy duty. Even considering the intense moisture this gives, it manages to feel light and comfortable on the skin and sinks in super quickly. Both lotions are gentle enough for my sensitive skin but still manage to make a huge difference to it's overall feel and appearance. They may not be the fanciest bottles on the bathroom shelf, but they do exactly what they say on the tin and I couldn't ask for more.

BeautyNatalie Stubbs