I am a retired makeup artist and really don't see why ladies spend SO MUCH money on skincare; it's really what you should spend less on, by using lower-priced products that do the same darn thing as those high-priced brands!!
What you SHOULD be spending money on is your color cosmetics; BUY good lipsticks; BUY good blush, BUY good eyeshadows; now I'm not saying go out and spend $30 for lipstick, but DO spend more than, say, $2 or $3......you get what you pay for!! and in this case, you are paying for the pigment, or the actual color, in the products......
As for dry skin, start out by trying good 'ol Cocoa Butter!! make sure it's a creme, not a liquid.....no sense paying for water!!!...and that 'cocoa butter' is among the first 2 or 3 ingredients!!!
I have other skincare tips but have stopped just giving them all out in my replies.....UNLESS you want them, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to share them with you.......They are easy to follow, do not involve expensive products, and will help you in the long run.
SOOOOOOOO I hope to hear from you!!!.....but I bet don't get back to me!!! but please do!!!!!!