When the weather starts to change, my skin does too. For some reasons it has a little temporary freak out and becomes very dry and sensitive around these times of year. When the irritation strikes, I tend to strip my skincare routine right back and only use products that are really hydrating and I know work for my skin.
Starting with cleanser, the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£23.80, 100ml) is a lovely one to use both morning and night. It has a great plumping affect and leaves the skin feeling very soft. It comes out as a sort of gel - cream formula and when you massage it into the skin, it sinks in beautifully. It's also great at melting away makeup which is why I use it in the evenings too! Because this is slightly scented I did think it wasn't going to agree with my skin, but it's been lovely and really soothing.
Serums are something I always turn to in a period of bad skin. There are serums for everything so finding one to suit your skin concerns shouldn't be too hard. For hydrating, I of course use Hydraluron (£24.99) in the mornings and my trusty Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£36.00, 30ml) at night. The former is perfect under a moisturiser in the mornings. It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water which is why is so great at creating a moisture barrier. And the latter is just lovely. I've used this for a couple of years now and I love the way my skin looks when I wake up, so plump and illuminated.
If you're skin is more dry than sensitive I would recommend using moisture mask. The Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99, 125ml) is a nice cheap option for adding a good bit of moisture. I find that with my skins current condition it does sting a bit so I've been steering clear - think that may be the rose scent which is fairly prominent. I've used this before however and it does work and makes your skin feel great afterwards.