MY WINTER SKIN/HAIR ROUTINE

Here’s What I do to battle Ol’ Man Winter

With all this cold weather my skin and hair are taking a real beating, very dry and needs continuous attention.  As you all know that during the winter the air is much more dryer, meaning less moisture in the air, and our skin / hair need help to protect and maintain our natural glow.

soap & GloryAs I get older, it seems that my natural skins moisturizer does not work as well and my skin becomes much more flaky and rougher.  When I was younger, the cold did not bother my skin as much but now, Oww Laa Laa, my skin and hair need help.

The following are some tips that I do to combat Ol’ Man Winter:

1.  Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize.

2.  Moisturize some more….lol

3.  I like to use an exfoliant every morning and a lighter exfoliant that has more moisturizing properties in it, at night.  This helps to remove all  my dead dry skin, ewwww, and keep my make up looking fresher.

4.  I use a day moisturizer in the morning and before I go to bed I use a serum and an eye cream.  Theres a whole routine around my morning and night moisturizing routine, this is just a quick review.IMG_0318

5.  I like to use a liquid foundation like my Dior Skin in the morning and use a mineral powder foundation if I need touching up through out the day, but mostly just the Diorskin is sufficient.  I touch up with a powder foundation like MAC’s mineral foundation.

IMG_00016.  I use cream blushes more often, as they seem to help me look more dewier.

7.  I can not go with out a lip balm.  I use anything I can get my hands on but lately I have been using the IOS Lip Balm in Cherry.  mmmm love love.Image_1_Summer_Fruit_Open_rev_35

8.  For my hair I use more leave in conditioners and use a separate hair conditioning mask on Sundays.  This helps to lock in what little moisturizing properties I have left in my hair and add more as my hair is normally dry dry dry.

9.  Another little trick I do is applying a deep moisturizer to my feet and hands and slap on a pair of nice soft socks.  In the morning my feet and hands feel a lot better and softer.

10.  I switch over to mineral products for my eye shadows and face powders, they look better through out the day as I go in and out of the cold and into the house or office.

So there is a list of things that I do to battle Ol’ Man Winter from drying out my skin.

BeFunky_Hempz 2.jpg

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “MY WINTER SKIN/HAIR ROUTINE

  1. Hi everyone out in deep freeze Alberta!:-)

    One of the main reasons I left Alberta and decided to hone my academic interests in Ontario was because of the -40 temperatures I often encountered. Not that Toronto is a beach or anything, because realistically, we are surrounded by the 5 great lakes which makes our winter months very moist. As a consequence of such moisture, the cold tends to seep right through you….brrrrr….

    So…enough about cold weather…let’s talk about more important issues such as how to maintain our gorgeous Native skin/hair during these cold months..

    I’d first like to touch on a few important points highlighted in this amazing article! ..

    “I like to use an exfoliant every morning and a lighter exfoliant that has more moisturizing properties in it, at night. This helps to remove all my dead dry skin, ewwww, and keep my make up looking fresher.”

    I agree with this part of a regular skin care regime, however, because over exfoliating can cause more damage to our skin, I would like to recommend a really amazing product that works just as well…and the plus side, is that it requires no scrubbing at all. The product I use is called the:

    “Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System” ( and this product is available at Amazon for a mere $14.99) plus shipping of course-which I think is about 6.99$

    I’ve been using this product for about 6 months now, and I can honestly say that it has made a huge difference in terms of how my skin looks and feels. But more importantly, it has also helped my skin become more smooth and refined. Even my pores have shrunk after using it! So please…please…please do try this amazing product and let us know how you like it…

    Second…

    “For my hair I use more leave in conditioners and use a separate hair conditioning mask on Sundays. This helps to lock in what little moisturizing properties I have left in my hair and add more as my hair is normally dry dry dry.”

    I totally love love …love this idea! and as a matter of fact, I’d like to share one of my regimes that I use to help nurture my precious hair during these winter months..

    1) Take 1/2 cup of olive oil
    2)1 tbs of honey
    3) 1 ground up avocado
    4) add Moroccan oil (if you have it)

    Mix all these ingredients together with a bit of your regular conditioner and apply it throughout your hair. Once it’s been distributed, put a plastic wrap over your head to lock in the moisture, then add a silk scarf and let it sit for as long as you like. I often sleep with the mixture in my hair and tend to wash it out when I wake up in the morning…but you don’t have to leave it in overnight in order for it to work…

    My third comment pertains to…

    “9. Another little trick I do is applying a deep moisturizer to my feet and hands and slap on a pair of nice soft socks. In the morning my feet and hands feel a lot better and softer.”

    I absolutely agree that we need to protect our precious feet as well…(especially my feet because they tend to crack very easily) Thus, my regime is usually as follows:

    I apply a moisturizer to my feet then I add a layer of plastic to lock in the moisture, along with a pair of socks over top the plastic which tends to work a lot better for me…

    Any finally, for all you beautiful ladies out there who are interested in maintaining the firmness/tightness of their skin, I am soooooo happy to share with you this amazing product I bought a few months ago! Its called the DERMA WAND (here is the link:
    http://www.dermawand.com)

    Believe it or not, this machine actually works exactly the same way the machines in the spa’s do…and believe me, I’ve tried them! I’ve used it on my face/hands/neck and I can honestly say it has made a huge difference. Also, I did my research before I purchased it, so I know based on what others have said that it does work!

    Okay, that’s all for now..

    Like

Comments are closed.