Is your skin dry and dull? Here is what you should try

dry skin

Hey Ladies

I wont be surprised if you are struggling with dry skin, especially at this time of the year, where we need extra care to maintain our skin hydrated and healthy. I always feel like winter is the time when you really pay attention to your skin; the dryness and cold air always makes people pack on layers of cream and what not. So to revive my dry skin back to health, i reach for these few products and methods. just for the record, I have really oily skin most of the time, however i do get dry patches in the winter which makes my fundation look flaky, and who likes that?!

dry skincare

How to prevent dry skin and have glowing complexion in the winter

Moisturize on damp skin

Applying moisturizer is a must when fighting dry skin. In addition, applying moisturizer on damp skin is much better than applying moisturizer on dry skin. Why? Because your pores are more open (especially after a hot steamy shower) so all the cream that you apply on to your damp skin sinks deeper into the skin than they normally would which will have a much greater and much better effect on your skin. However, be careful not to overdo it, don’t just grab the most oiliest cream possible. Read the ingredients carefully, so you don’t wake up with a handful of blackheads and pimples.
My favorite moisturizers are:
PX prescriptives Vibrant C Moisurizer
Darphin Illuminating Oil-Cream
Pixi Beauty Glowtion Day Dew

As you can see i try to use non greasy products that absorb quickly & leave my skin hydrated and refreshed.

winter skincare

Use a hydrating mask

Face masks are a great way to pamper your skin to the max. When you find the right one it can truly work wonders. Moreover, a hydrating face mask is an even great way to add moisture back into the skin. I’ve been loving the Korres wild rose instant brighting and illuminating maskbecause it really healed one of my dry patches on my skin. In addition i absolulty love The body shop british rose fresh plumping maskit smells divine and is very effective.

dry skincare

Don’t forget a serum

I think all of us suffer to get that that fresh glowy skin when winter shows it’s face! Serums are exactly what you need to achieve that. They are a very light usually clear liquid that absorbs into your skin right away and are packed full of great ingredients. I religiously use Darphin illuminating oil serum It smells so fruity and knowing it’s all natural is such an added bonus and Onomi Priming Serum

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Try a face mist

Know that feeling when you are walking on the street and the icy wind is blowing into your face and you feel your skin tighten and getting all frost bitten? Well thats what face mists are for. I am such a huge fan of them. They instantly hydrate and give your skin an extra boost. I use Pixi Glow mist all day everyday! It is enriched with natural oils plus aloevera and fruit extracts whuch gives your skin a glowing, luminous complexion.

dry winter skincare

There you have it: the not-so-secret way for getting rid of dry and dull skin. Trust me, there are a billion hydrating masks, scrubs and miracle products you could try but when it comes to dry skin, you don’t need all the expensive frills—you just need good, ol’-fashioned moisture.
Is there a product your skin depends on during winter? Let me know what it is down below!



  1. January 13, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    These products are amazing Toby. That Pixi mist sounds awesome, I may have to try it. Thanks so much for sharing! Xoxo

  2. Steph
    January 14, 2017 / 1:56 am

    Great tips!!!

  3. January 14, 2017 / 2:46 am

    Great great tips! So my favorite thing is to scrub my face, then do a charcoal mask then do a hydrating mask, its like my SUNDAY and its my favorite! I love learning about new stuff though so thanks for sharing all these fun finds!!
    Courtney Bentley ||

  4. Ana Prodanovic
    January 14, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing all these amazing tips! Xx

  5. January 15, 2017 / 8:56 am

    First of all, your blog is gorgeous!

    I’ve always had quite sensitive skin, so using brands such as Nivea + Johnson’s really
    work for me but The Body Shop mask looks really good.

    Lovely post.

    EL xx

  6. January 15, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I’m obsessed with that Pixi Glow Mist!!

    Love your blog girl, let’s be friends!! xoxo

  7. January 16, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I definitely need to invest in these. My skin has been so try lately with this weather. I recently got a thick night cream by Neutrogena & it has worked wonders for me 🙂

    -xoxo, Azanique

    • Toby
      January 16, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      oh thats great! xx toby

  8. January 16, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I need to use a serum! My skin is so dry! I am always layering on lotion.

    • Toby
      January 16, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      oh no nicole, dont do that mistake and just grab the first lotion. A serum will do wonders! xx

  9. January 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    I love KORRES! Definitely need to give this stuff a try! I just love your photos, they’re gorgeous!

    x – Leah

  10. January 16, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    My skin is so dry right now, it’s the worst. I love your tips and I’m going to have to try the face mist! Great suggestion! xo Jana |

    • Toby
      January 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Oh this face mist is the best ever! thank you for reading jana xx

  11. January 16, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Need to try that Pixi Glow Mist immediately! I have seriously never had to deal with dry skin but this Winter has been brutal and I’m experiencing it now so these are great tips!


  12. angelle marix
    January 17, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Loving all of these beauty products. they all sound amazing. I’m such a fan of rose in my skin products.


  13. January 17, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    oh my gosh I am so loving rose scented products these days and the Body Shop Rose collection is heavenly! I’ve not tried their rose mask yet but I’ve been thinking about it! I have heard of Korres too but haven’t tried it yet! really helpful reviews!


    • Toby
      January 23, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      the body shop rose mask is so divine, i love it! xx toby

    • Toby
      January 23, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      they have a great line of products! xx toby

  14. January 18, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I am SO victim to dry skin all year round, but it definitely worsens in the winter. Thank you so much for your tips, can’t wait to try… especially the pixi glow mist! XOXO!

    • Toby
      January 23, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      oh that one is my favorite! i am glad i was able to help hugs, toby

  15. the western sydney girl
    January 19, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Great idea to apply to damp skin!
    My dry skin will love this 🙂

    • Toby
      January 23, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      it will do wonders! hugs, toby

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