I have always had oily combination skin, but after pregnancy my skin has been all over the place. I had put aside my existing skincare routine and started hunting for new products that were more suitable for my current, unpredictable skin.

One thing I had hard time fixing was extreme dryness, keep in mind never in my life had I ever struggled with dryness! Let me tell you one thing, you can cover up dark circles, acne, blemishes but you can never cover up a dry flakey skin! I didn’t know what to do. I avoided heavy moisturisers, oils like my worst enemies, but now I had to get out there and buy some products that targeted a skin type that was totally new to me.

These are some of the products that have helped my skin tremendously.


  1. CAUDALIE Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil was the first thing I purchased. It’s 100% plant based (anti-oxidant grape seed, regenerating rose hip, neroli, lavender and detoxifying carrot oils) dry oil that helps tired skin to regenerate throughout the night. It’s so lightweight! You apply 6 drops which is just enough to cover your entire face. Personally, I do not feel greasy after applying it. I love waking up to a deeply moisturised skin the next morning! I ordered mine online on Naturisimo. Not sure if this brand is sold locally.
  2. CLINIQUE Dramatically different Moisturising Lotion is for dry to dry combination skin and I stumbled up it on some random magazine article while quickly skimming through it. It somehow left quite an impression on me so I decided to buy it, since I was desperately looking for a good moisturiser. I must say I was very pleased after using it for a week. It does what it promises. After just a few uses my skin’s flakiness has improved dramatically. I mostly use it in the mornings because I find it to be ideal under makeup. I bought mine from Melita Pharmacy in St. Julian’s.
  3.  Juvena Superior Miracle Cream. Let me tell you this thing is magic! Roseberry were kind enough to invite me to Juvena Phyto De-tox seminar were they presented all of their existing best selling products, and being the product junky I am I was literally drooling over so so many of them. But my attention was particularly caught by this magic cream, so you can imagine my excitement when I was given one to try out and let them know what I thought. Well, firstly it’s an anti-aging cream that plumps and nourishes stressed skin for a more youthful look. I love how my skin feels after each application, so soft and smells absolutely luscious!
  4. Exfoliation is just as important as moisturizing when it comes to dry flakey skin! CLARINS Gentle Refiner has always been my absolute fave! I have been using this little guy for years! It just gives the softest, most gentle exfoliation without irritating your skin. You’re advised to exfoliate no more than twice a week. However with this thing I can get away with an extra session every once in a while! I bought mine a while back from Frank’s.
  5. OLAY Regenerist 3PT Cleansing and Exfoliating Brush has been a great little addition to my current skincare routine. Compared to my other brushes it’s small and compact, ideal to chuck into your travel  makeup bag, plus it has 2 speed settings! I do not use it on daily basis (unless I have makeup thats on the heavier side since it does a great job spotlessly removing it) since my skin can get a bit sensitive to frequent exfoliation. However, it does an amazing job gently exfoliating my skin every other day, and sometimes I even use it with my Clarins Gentle Refiner. They work so well together. It comes with its own face wash which I used couple of times and liked, but I am very happy with my current face wash that I do not wanna disturb the routine.

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