Driest parts of my skin? Oy! I don’t even know where to start.
On my face, usually my cheeks, and this is consistent all year ’round, even summer. And then around the middle of winter I start getting dry patches around my mouth and my nostrils, and sometimes they’re so dry that they turn red and flaky. Weirdly, however, this wasn’t always the case. Up until my early 30s, I had straight-up oily skin and dryness was never an issue. Sometimes I’d even skip moisturizer, GASP! Now, though, that is no longer an option. When I don’t use lotion on my face, my skin feels really tight. Sometimes it hurts.
Oh, the woes of a dry-cheeked girl…
On my body, the dryness is pretty much spread all over the place. It’s equal opportunity dryness! — although there are places, like my shins, my feet and especially my hands, that do get noticeably drier in the winter.
I literally never leave the house without a tube of hand cream in my purse.
And I’ve definitely noticed that the dryness depends on the climate and the humidity. When I leave the Bay Area, like when I go to Redding to see my in-laws up north, where it’s inland and there’s much lower humidity, the dryness kicks up several notches. Same thing when I go to Las Vegas or Arizona or other parts of the Southwest.
I think if I lived in those areas I’d have to start bathing in heavy-duty cream moisturizer, LOL!
What about you? How’s your dry skin situation, and what are the driest areas?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. So the Pope and I go to the same bakery.
FOR REALS! This morning I heard on the news that a local bakery in town, Rustic Bakery in Novato, is providing Pope Francis with flatbread and crostini during his visit to the U.S. this week.
I mean, it’s not like he’ll be standing in line next to me while I get my baguette or anything (although that would be pretty cool), it’s almost like we’re breaking bread together. Almost. Actually, I have half a loaf of their rosemary bread in my kitchen right now. I’ve been using it for sandwiches. 🙂
That Rustic Bakery place is SO good. Don’t even get me started on their limeade. I drank it all summer!
They make some bomb-@ss soups and salads, too.
And mouthwatering sweets. I’m a big fan of this brownie…
If you’re ever passing through Novato, you should check it out! They also have a location in the town of Larkspur.