IN THE MORNING: PrOTECT that SKiN

Welcome to October!!! Its time for many things like Halloween (hands down my favorite holiday) but also my next segment of randomize!! YAY. This is the skin,body and health edition:))Β  Hope you’ll enjoy

So the weather is getting much colder in New York which means for those that normally have dry skin or dermatitisΒ  (yes like meee) its time to layer up BUT correctly

Now, just so you know this is what works for me and what I tend to try to avoid when fall and winter are approaching because most times my skin will not cooperate with the weather

I’ll give you some insight on clothes,skin moisturizing and dealing with dry skin tips

First layering on clothing is essential when the cold is approaching so sweaters and long sleeves come right along

You want to avoid fabrics with wool or any itchy material because it will irritate your skin and it will not be nice. Look for shirts and sweaters with cotton or soft material. If you choose to buy stuff online just make sure that the material does not look itchy(if theres fabrics sticking out or if it look rough) but, there is always a risk with online shopping that you don’t get what you want.

With leggings again you want to avoid stuff that are itchy but also thick leggings are not always the best. They trap in the heat and this could make your skin itchy and dry so try to get some light weight leggings shirts, etc that trap in the heat but a still thin. Some great clothes for the cold are in Uniqlo, you can also look at H&m and forever 21 for some basics.

Skin and moisturizing go hand in hand if you have dry skin

If you want avoid dry skin you must moisturize!

With that being said buying a good lotion and oil for your skin is essential and also using the right products while your in the shower!

Personally I hate heavy lotion or pomades for my skin because they are like an extra layer on your skin however, they’re are great for your skin because it’ll lock in the moisture

I usually use Vaseline(yes good old cheap vaseline) in the winter times but for the fall I usually just get a heavier lotion like Nivea or Gold Bonds other favorites of mine are Cetaphil and the pomade of Nivea.

Layering your skin with oil gives you an extra protection for dry skin. You can use any oil but my favorite is avocado oil(yes I use the big bottle that I also cook with)(its a mutli-oil), almond oil and vitamin E oil.

So final thoughts layer your lotions/oil, make sure to get a good heavy brand and buy clothes that are kind to your skin.

Hope you guys have a great day !!

me every fall/winter
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IN THE MORNING: SKIN CAREE

So I have eczema since I was a baby and have had really dry hard to manage skin 

Apparently as you get older the eczema will start to go away and I am still waiting for that day 

Five realities of having extremely dry skin(and some tips/products on managing):

  1. Your friends ask you if you can go one day without moisturizing and the answer will always be no (always)
  2. You become very conscious of skin care and skin care products because this is basically your life now 
  3. Your friends come to you for advice on what lotions/body wash and perfumes to use because you’ve basically tried it all
  4. Everyone talks about how they love soaking in the water and taking long hot showers whereas your think about how to make your 5 minute shower 4 and if this will change anything 
  5. You start to experiment with different products because no doctor I do not want to smell like nothing for the rest of my life 
  6. BONUS: Your well aware of your body habits and when your skin becomes the driest (personally my skin reacts to drastic changes in weather like winter to summer)

Some tips for people like me who also have dry skin use a good moisturizing lotion I prefer Nivea,Vaseline or Aveeno 

Avoid long showers just don’t do it, you need all the moisture you have in your skin

Apply your lotion/medicine as soon as you get out the shower and pat dry!

Comment below if you would like more post on maintain/dealing with dry skin πŸ™‚

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IN THE MORNING:Products

FIVE RANDOM PRODUCTS THAT SATISFY MY DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN:Edition BOody

  1. Vaseline (YESS I know so inexpensive but, it works) (a little heavy on the skin)
  2. For a Light formula version (Aquaphor, Aveeno or Nivea)
  3. Dove Body Wash (again inexpensive and works so so well)
  4. Alternative if you enjoy fragrant soap(although I advised against it) Aveeno Lavender Body Wash is fuegoo and Soap and Glory clean on me

-Both are super affordable and do not irritate my skin

  1. Essential Oil(Almond oil, coconut oil and Lavender oil)