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Face so dry I get dry patches of foundation after a few hours
Reduce the exfoliating down to once a fortnight at most (if you have dry skin, exfoliating can lift off the top layers before they should come off, exposing sensitive skin beneath, which dries out quickly as it is raw and sensitive, and continues the cycle), and get obsessive about night time moisturiser. Both of these made all the difference to my dry patches.
Agree about reducing the exfoliation, that sounds like too much.
There seem to be two schools of thought about night moisturising, one says always do it, one says don't, it's time for your skin to balance itself. I have no idea, but I had the same problem as you re the dry skin. I tried lots of creams but they didn't seem to solve the problem, more put a film over the dry patch. I also have sensitive skin, so can't use every cream. I have been using this www.napiers.net/belif-true-cream-aqua-bomb.html?spp=27 since October and the dryness has disappeared. I used it at night too in the beginning (put on very finely, because its not cheap and I am ) and now I use nothing at night, but put this on every morning without fail.
Yes. Night time is when you can really pile the moisturiser on. I recommend using a cream and hot cloth (I use peaches and clean by soap and glory which is gently exfoliating and an ordinary flannel), possibly a serum, then moisturiser and then twice a week pop an evening primrose oil capsule and use the oil instead of moisturiser. Take an evening primrose oil capsule every day too.
Also make sure you're drinking lots of water throughout the day. You might feel a bit bloated for the first few days, but you'll adjust to it.
I have hideously dry skin usually but following this routine makes a massive difference to me.
Aveeno can be bought in Boots and I've seen it in TKMaxx also.I like the daily radiant exfoliant but think I'll lay off it for a while. A-Derma skin repair is good (also Boots) for the dry patches on my cheeks.Not a bad price either £6.50 wish and usually on offer at 3 for 2.
At night try cleansing with anne french moisturising lotion and then moisturise on top with simple cream from superdrug (both under £3) but both very good for sensitive skin. They are a 'moisture bath'.