Whenever I come back from a vacation, I dry up into one of those dried figs that you forgot about in your pantry maybe 6 months ago…but it’s probably more like a year and a half ago. It’s hard as a rock, it looks like something that grows on coral, and it’s somehow oozing crystallized sugar. That’s what my face looks like coming back to dry, cold Denver. They say that people age faster in Colorado because of the dry climate. It probably has more to do with the amount of sunshine we get and how much people love hiking at all times of the year. But I’m going to blame it on the dry climate because I hate hiking and I wear a hat any time sunshine turns in the direction of my face. I like to think that my skin dries up past the point of comfort because my body is pushing against the fact that we don’t live in a humid climate like Costa Rica. We may be having a baby in 6 months, but I think I may have to talk my husband into living in a different country soon. A humid country. Or at least somewhere warm 6 months out of the year. Mostly because cold weather is slowly killing my soul, but also because it’s killing my skin.

All that being said – it’s repair time. I got back from Costa Rica last week and my skin has suffered. I tend to break out on vacation, mainly because of the amount of sunscreen I lather on my body, but then once I get back, I dry out. So now I have breakouts and dry skin. And melasma. Cauuuuuute. It’s time for Operation Hydrate. And when I’m in Operation Hydrate mode, I turn to all my trusty hydrating staples. I always get back to super hydrating sheet masks, both morning and night, topped with a silicone mask cover to help the sheet mask stay hydrated AF so all the serums can soak in and do their magic. Next up, it’s Tula time.

PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin

If you haven’t tried Tula before, their products are loaded with probiotics to not only hydrate the skin, but soothe and calm skin. HIIIII, I need this right now. Tula makes a ton of different skincare products, whether you deal with oily skin, blemishes, uneven skin tone, or you simply need some awesome sunscreen. And they even just launched body products to help keep all your skin, not just your face, hydrated and happy. Their new Advanced Body Hydration is AWESOME and has become a part of my daily skincare routine. I love it so much!

Whenever you’re trying to hydrate dry and damaged skin, you always gotta start from the ground up. And that means buffing away and removing any dead skin on top. I always like to start with shaving my face, to remove any excess hair and dead skin, then finish it off with an exfoliant like Tula’s So Polished Sugar Scrub. This sugar is made with, you guessed it, SUGAR. Along with pineapple and papaya enzymes to help leave your skin polished and bright! Yes please. Then after I polish, I wash. I like to use their Purifying Face Cleanser because it’s loaded with both probiotics and prebiotics to help nourish the skin and reduce any irritation.

PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin

PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin

Next up, I hydrate the 24-7 Swipe Hydrating Eye Balm. This eye balm has hyaluronic acid in it to hydrate the under eyes paired with their 6 blend of probiotics and prebiotics that help protect from moisture loss. Nobody likes a dry, crepey under eye. Nobody. And even though this product is for night, I still use it in the day time when my skin needs some extra love. The Beauty Sleep Overnight Repair is THICK and loaded with things like fruit extracts to hydrate and camellia sinensis leaf extract which calms the skin.

PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin

PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin

And last but definitely not least, the Brightening Vitamin C Drops. Since my skin on my face always becomes discolored and agitated while traveling, even if it doesn’t get a minute in actual sunshine (melasma is also triggered by heat), it always takes a while to calm down once I get home. And Vitamin C plays a big part in that healing process. Vitamin C is a MUST in any skincare routine and these drops help reduce the look of dark spots while helping boost skin’s radiance with the help of fruit extracts. And it doesn’t dry you out, it actually helps lock in moisture!

Hopefully this post gives you some insight into how to hydrate and help your own skin the night time you run into a dry skin desert nightmare. As I type this, I’m sheet masking up so I can start this exact routine after I finish this post! And just FYI, whenever you purchase any Tula products, be sure to use code PALEOMG to get 15% off any order!

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PaleOMG Humid to Dry Climate - How To Hydrate & Nourish The Skin


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  1. Kate says:

    Thank you. The weather sure is dry in Colorado and my skin feels horrible! But it is beautiful here and one of my favorite places to visit in the USA so far. We are visiting from Miami until the end of the month. Can you recommend someone good for eyebrow threading in Denver? I saw your Denver post and look forward to trying some of the gyms and cafes you recommend.

    1. juli says:

      i’ve never done threading!

  2. Bridget L says:

    Hi there! I absolutely love your podcast! I recently purchased the two vitamin C serums you recommended and love them. I wanted to see if you still use them while pregnant so that I may continue. Thank you so much!

    1. juli says:

      yes, still using vitamin c serums, just not retinols