Seriously. It's been getting increasingly more dry (dryer?) for the past two months, since right around the time I had that yucky sinus infection. So I thought it was related to that - maybe from the antibiotics? The dry skin persisted after I was completely healthy and not taking any meds. So I told myself, hey, maybe it's the change of seasons. Well, the season has definitely changed, and the dry skin is still here. Two. Months. Later.
I'm fairly certain I use decent facial moisturizer, Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin. With SPF.
But lately y'all? It's not cutting it. And I'm going crazy. I normally moisturize in the morning and at night. Once the dryness started, I was moisturizing during the day once as well. Or twice. Or three times. Finally, it got to the point where I would put on lotion in the morning, and ten minutes later, my unbelievable dry face had already sucked it all up and was dry again. Not only dry feeling, but also dry looking. Gross.
Scouting the internet for possible causes has proven useless: There haven't been changes to my beauty routine - no new products, we use the same laundry detergent. I don't use hot water to wash my face. I exfoliate several times a week. I'm not sunburned. I don't smoke. The weather is plenty humid. My diet is well-rounded. I was already a water-only drinker (okay, and coffee in the morning, but I drink water all day long), but I upped my water intake as much as I can handle, thinking maybe that would solve the problem. Now, not only am I a slave to putting on face moisturizer seventeen times a day, I am also highly conscious of where the nearest bathroom is (What? Have I needed to stop at Target twice now on my way home to use their bathroom, even though home is only about 2 miles from there? Why yes. Yes I have).
You know what I've resorted to? Vaseline. Straight up petroleum jelly from the jar. I don't even want to know what it's doing to my pores, but I refuse to put on face moisturizer every ten minutes. And honestly, the Vaseline barely does the trick.
I'm sick of carrying a bottle of lotion with me everywhere I go and I'm sick of goopey Vaseline and I don't want to buy ten different kinds just to have them not work either. So I come to you, the all-knowledgeable source of beautiful women who roam the blogging world. Please. Someone. Have an answer for this. Do you have a super moisturizing lotion that you use? Or some trick? Or know someone with a trick? Or have some strange banana and egg concoction that you slather on that relieves dry skin? I'm desperate! Any suggestions are totally appreciated.