Making sure my skin is well hydrated as to not produce excess oil as a result is a big part of my skincare routine. Over the past few months I've amassed a few masks, serums and creams, a couple which I use on a daily basis, to inject some moisture into my skin. Dehydration is something that's quite hard to diagnose, compared to dryness, so I like to use at least one product to help everyday, and it's made a big difference to not only the condition of my skin, but how many blemishes I'm getting too.
Starting off with masks, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask is my go-to. I like to pop this on after I've using a nice clay mask as I notice the biggest difference, and leave it on for around 20 minutes. It's a thin, quite sticky consistency, and tingles as you pop it on which sometimes isn't the most enjoyable, but at least you can tell it's working. After washing off I'm left with bright, baby soft skin.
I've been using a couple serums before a moisturiser, my most reached for being the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Balancing Serum*. I've only just done a full review of this ( read it here ) so I won't say too much, but it's a lovely light gel consistency, has a beautiful rose scent, and feels lovely on the skin, sinking in really quickly too. Avene's Soothing Hydrating Serum* is actually quite similar in texture and feel, although I probably pop on a little bit more of this one. There isn't really a huge amount of difference between the two though, so I'd recommend the Avene one if Jurlique is slightly out of your budget.
My night cream of choice is the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream, which is packed full of anti-oxidants oils; rosehip, almond, avocado, acai, with Goji berry and Manuka honey. This just leaves my skin looking so plump, clear, and again helps with blemishes too. It's not the cheapest of moisturisers, but a little goes a long way and it has such incredible effects, I'd recommend it to anyone. I've been testing out the Melvita Moisturising and Replenishing Night Nectar, which I really like so far but I haven't really used enough of to make much of an opinion.
These products really do make such a big difference to my skin, as well as using my normal oils and trying to drink as much water as possible. What are your favourite hydrating products?