Dry Skin

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Video Notes:

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Recap of the tips:

1. Try Aquaphor and argan oil for extra dry and irritated patches.
2. Cleanse more efficiently using mild cleansers and cleansing tools. This is really a good tip for all skin types, but it’s especially useful for dry skin!
3. Apply foundation with a damp sponge or brush.
4. Apply a very small amount of powder with a large powder puff (if you like to wear powder, otherwise of course you can skip this)
5. Use a non-absorbent pillowcase. Search for “moisturizing pillowcase” or satin/silk ones specifically designed to prevent absorption of products. The one I use is:

For an example of a super dry skin routine, see my skin care routine video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLI88pOmmMU

More skin-type-specific videos coming up in the future, so stay tuned!

Re: personal product recommendations, I will not be giving product recommendations in the comments of this video, or in private messages at this time. I understand that each of you want a personally tailored recommendation from an esthetician, but at this time it is not possible for me to accommodate all of you in that way. My goal is for you to be able to read a product label and decide for yourself if it is good or bad, not to tell you all specifically what products to use. Everyone responds differently, so it is just impossible to know (especially without seeing your skin) what you need.

That said, I do love Paula’s Choice products, and I do think there is something for everyone in their line. I will do a PC overview soon. ­čÖé

PLEASE, if you are asking my opinion about a product or product line, post the ingredients, NOT just the name. I am happy to help in whatever way I can, but I ask that you do a bit of ground work yourselves. So just copy and paste the ingredients from a website like Sephora, Drugstore.com or Amazon into the comments.


Hi, I’m Veronica! This is my 10th anniversary of becoming an esthetician, and I’m happy to share the wisdom that I’ve gathered over the years with all of you. My resume includes practicing in a famous LA plastic surgery center’s medical spa, a five-star hotel and two of the most famous waxing institutions in Beverly Hills. My skin care philosophy may be a bit different than a lot of what you hear about on the internet, but it’s based on many years of professional and personal experience and study.

If anything that I say is helpful to you, I would sincerely appreciate if you take a moment to share my videos!

Thank you, xo

25 Replies to “Dry Skin

  1. What about Eucerin? I’ve used it on my body for year. I’ve used it on my
    face a few times, but I get worried that it’s not helping my face.´╗┐

  2. Also, what are your thoughts on burt’s bees? Supposed to be very natural
    products, but I haven’t had so much luck. The last 99% natural night cream
    I tried to use from them made my skin burn so much. I’ve never had that
    kind of reaction to a moisturizer. I went back to cetaphil and added argan

  3. Wouldn’t people with dry skin want to avoid comedogenic ingredients? I
    would think that the petroleum in aquaphor would make the product super
    comedogenic. Is petroleum/mineral oil on that list of no-nos?´╗┐

  4. Hi there Veronica. I have a dry skin myself too and some tiny fine lines on
    my forehead. I am using obagi skin renewal application and neutrogena anti
    deep wrinkle serum expecting that dry skin with lines to peel off . I apply
    those and put super moisturizer on top of it to make sure I can avoid
    irritation and too dryness. Do you think I am doing the right thing? I
    am really eager to get rid of the lines in my forehead and I tried many
    moisturizers but still lines appear. Is peeling first the best idea to
    remove the small wrinkled fine lines in my forehead ? Please give me your
    advice,, thank you in advance.´╗┐

  5. I agree with what you said except “cleansing tools”. The idea of using any
    type of “cleansing tool” makes me itch. ´╗┐

  6. Wow, this video almost creeps me out…
    I have the exact same skin, eczema in the same spots and all, same beliefs
    about fragrance free/gentle products, same love of powder puffs etc. etc.
    lol, I only wish I found your channel earlier as I had the HARDEST time
    coming to those conclusions as everyone I spoke with ( makeup artists,
    sephora and other makeup sales associates, estheticians) gave me the exact
    WRONG answers in regards to skincare (giving me a bunch of marketing b.s).
    Oh what a road it’s been…
    Anyway, thanks SO much for your fantastic, logic based videos. I’ve picked
    up more great skincare tips from your videos today, than I have in the past
    year (my favourite is to use marajuca or argan oil under the eyes!) Keep up
    the awesome work!´╗┐

  7. Finally I have found a beautiful Youtuber who has similar skin to me! All
    these other youtubers who have skin problems fascinated me because their
    skin was so nice but then I realised they always had really oily skin and
    always made masks and things for that so I could never use them. I really
    need to try argan oil, it sounds awesome. I always end up getting mud masks
    with all sorts if other products in them and I really need to find a pure
    clay mask or just pure clay…´╗┐

  8. I have MCS (Environment Illness) have had surgeries for Basil Cell
    Carcinoma and Melanoma and avoid chemicals at all costs. Modern research
    at the Herb Research Foundation found that the skin absorbs up to 60% of
    the chemicals in products that it comes into contact with directly into the
    bloodstream. I’m looking for non-chemical skin softening lotions and creams
    for the face. ´╗┐

  9. I have extremely dry skin and this video is really helpful! What are the
    differences between rosehip oil and argon oil? I currently use rosehip oil
    and I find that it generally work quite well, would it be beneficial to try
    out argon oil instead?´╗┐

  10. I have dry skin around my mouth and nose and in the middle of my forehead I
    exfoliate with the garnier face exfoliation gel and I still get dry patches
    after putting my foundation on I sometimes use a body butter on the dry
    areas as moisturiser doesn’t work aswell but my make up doesn’t last any
    longer than 3/4 hours what can I do to help my skin? X´╗┐

  11. I have dry skin and it can get really patchy sometimes and some people
    recommend using black soap as a facial cleanser for dry skin and I wanted
    to know if you ever heard of or tried it? and if so do you think it would
    be ok to use on dry skin?´╗┐

  12. oh I have one more question. I recently watched a video on YouTube about
    dry skin and the person said to avoid using tap water on dry skin because
    the deposits in it are too drying for the skin and she recommended using
    filtered water. Is there any merit to this statement?´╗┐

  13. @Veronica Gorgeois
    what do think of grandpas soap i ask this because i have dry skin as well
    and was wondering if this company has any thing for dry skin. also have you
    herd of tamanu oil , if so what do you think about it . thanks´╗┐

  14. THANK YOU! My dryest problem areas are at the side of the nose, too. I’m
    going to try the makeup sponges tip, and am glad to hear that about
    Aquaphor. I have used it on dry patches before, but always felt like I was
    doing further damage since I was always reading about how bad it was.
    Thanks so much for sharing all of these helpful tips. It’s so appreciated.´╗┐

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