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:))ย  Hope you’ll enjoy

So the weather is getting much colder in New York which means for those that normally have dry skin or dermatitisย  (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
Image from imessage giphy not my own

 

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IN THE GoOD MORNING:SUMMER Care

So I decided to write some summer essential/needs for anyone that is going to be out in the summer:

  1. Since I have dry skin (as you guys already know) I tend to get even more dry in the summer especially around my face area because I also wear makeup so to combat that I use a facial cleansing oil. I’ve been using the Julep love your bare face and it has been amazinggggggg. Its 28 zollas which is a bit expensive for 3.5 oz but its worth it.

And I am hard to impress but this stuff I LOVE. Not only does it get rid of all your makeup and you won’t have to go in with wipes or another cleansing wash. It also hydrates and balances your skin. Its crazy because I’ve noticed my skin becoming more normal after using this. You can use this to cleanse your face daily or to take off your makeup.

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(image from julep website)

  1. Rose waterrrrr has been a holy grail for me. I use it for everything to refresh my face, to set my makeup, to hydrate my skin everyyyything. Now I have two that I enjoy first being the Mario Badescu rose water because its cheap 7 zollas for 4.0 oz and its really sets your face and hydrates your skin.

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(image from ulta)

2. But the rosewater I’m super impressed with is the glossier soothing face mist. Now I’m already an advocate for glossier stuff because everything that I have purchased from them has done my face wonders. I don’t know what it is about this face mist but it can set and hydrate but also it balances your skin. I saw a dramatic difference in the way my skin looked and feel it was crayy. Also it has a lovely scent for those that like a good scent. ย Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 11.35.28 AM.pngย Its 18 dollars and I’ve repurchased this twice.

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Now the last two items I want to talk about our my favs favs

One is the simple protecting light moisturizer in spf 15 this is awesome for the summer because for dry skin people who have those issues of finding a facial cream or even a body lotion that’ll moisturize your skin without leaving like an oily residue is hard. But this is it and its works very well under makeup as well. Its gentle on the skin and really hydrates. Its 10 dollars which is awesome (thank god for drugstore brands)

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(image from target website)

Now the lasstttt thing (sorry by the way that this is a bit longer then most post but I get super excited about skin care) is the Anderson Lilley Manhattan beach beach butter body cream. This stuff is sooo good. It smells amazing, it literally smells like being at the beach and its super hydrating on the skin. I put this on multiple times a day because its so good. Price is 24 dollass for 5 oz and its very much worth it. It can be used for your body or as a hand cream.

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(Image from Anderson lilley website)

So that is all thanks for being here on this long post. Comment, share or like beloww and tell me about any products I should try out any products that I miss or if you’ve tried any of these products.

Comment if you would like to see more post like this or any ideassss. THANKSS

 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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(Image from imessage images giphy #moisture)

 

IN THE AFTERNOON: WATER

Water is such a viable thing because it clears your skin, flushes the toxins out your body and just does all these miraculous things

Unfortunately some people do not prefer water or drink very little of it

Here are five ways to drink more water:

  1. STOP buying any juice or soda and instead only have water in your home and water when your outย 
  2. If you like the fizziness of soda or want something that mimics soda drink seltzer water some even have flavor (my all time favorite is La Croix grapefruit, cran-raspberry and passionfruit)
  3. Try to drink bottle water instead (I’ve noticed I drink more water when its bottled) (favorites are evian or voss)
  4. Drink water when its freezing coldย 
  5. Drink water with a strawย 

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