Despite how obvious and pertinent moisture would seem when it comes to skin care, I will admit that it has taken me a few years to actually figure out that’s what my skin has been craving. And that’s not to say just drinking more water (as mentioned in my previous post), but actually using a moisturizer that keeps the skin constantly wet and glowy.
I have always been (and probably always will be) an advocate for the matte look with my makeup, however I’d realized that when using any mattifying powders instead of liquid products my skin always had a greasy look to it by the end of the day. How is that possible? Why is life so hard?! Only recently I realized that my skin wasn’t getting enough moisture from the products I was using and was rebelling like an angsty teenager in Catholic school. Despite how much I wanted it to be matte and porcelain-like, it would produce more oil because of the drying products. So, my attempts were futile until I opted for the thicker moisturizers and try out slathering a cream on my skin every morning and night.
Instead of buying a more expensive cream that claimed to have all the benefits I was looking for, I decided to start with something a bit simpler. Nivea has been my favourite lip treatment for the winter months, so I figured that it could help the slight dryness of my face as well. I have been using the day and night cream for about two weeks now and have noticed a significant difference in both the way makeup wears over it throughout the day, and the decrease in any acne from the abundance of oil my face was generating to stay moist. The only downfall I’ve noticed with these products is that if you get it too close to your eyes it might sting a bit, and that the day cream smells better than the night cream. Perhaps once the tubs run out I’ll spend a bit more on a different product, but as for now it has been working the way I hoped it would.