Winter Hydration

It is cold. I don’t really know how I feel about this change in weather lol. With the change in weather, I’ve been feeling the changes in my skin as well. My face and body have been feeling dryer than usual. Now it’s time to move into winter hydration mode. Here are a few ways I keep my skin hydrated in the winter.

WATER: First and foremost, if I don’t drink enough water I can feel it in my skin. We all know we are made up of a lot of water, and we have to replenish ourselves with hydration daily. I have a tendency to not drink as much water as I should when it starts to get colder outside. My favorite water bottle is the hydro flask it’s amazing because it keeps your liquids hot or cold. I make a smoothie at night and in the morning it is still in its perfect smoothing consistency. 

MOISTURIZE: I use a thicker cream in the winter and a mistrusting body wash to keep my skin as hydrated as possible. Currently, I am using a really thick cream in the evening. Here is the cream I’ve been loving lately, it works great for face and body. 

What are some of your skin concerns in the winter? How do you combat them? Share with us in the comments. 

Staying Hydrated

Processed With DarkroomSo many people are chronically dehydrated. It is recommended that we each get at least 8, 8oz glasses of water a day. Or you can drink half your body weight in ounces. Whatever is manageable. All day I’m drinking water to try to stay hydrated.

I’ve discovered the best way to ensure you are drinking the recommended amount of water is to have an amazing cup you are excited to drink out of. My favorite of all favorites is they hydroflask. I bought my first one last November and I was hooked. I love how they don’t sweat when you have cold water in it. You can leave them in the car and your water will stay cool. They even come with interchangeable tops. Some days you may want a cup, others you may want a straw. Whatever you like it is customizable.

If you are looking for a way to get more water into your diet, try using this amazing water bottle and see if you are instantly hydrated.

Natural Hair Products

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Hi Friends, Happy Tuesday!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been making a few stops into Ulta to replenish my stash of hair products. When they have a sale on my favorites I like to stock up. In this case there was a sale on Paul Mitchell so I bought a few bottles (I go through a lot of conditioner) and SheaMoisture was on sale as well, and I grabbed a few deep conditioners and oils.

Shampoo– I was in the need for a new shampoo and decided to grab the mate to the conditioner I have been using for a few months now. I will keep you all posted on how it works out with my hair.

Conditioner– I have been using this conditioner for a while now. I love it! It helps assist with detangling my hair which is crazy knotty when I wash it. I like to use it as a co-wash when I am in a rush as well.

Hydration Masque– Naturally I have very dry hair. I didn’t realize how much moisture I should be putting back in to my hair weekly. I actually used this today and it was AMAZING. Oddly enough, there is a patch in the front of my hair that is always straight. When I used this my entire head was curly. It was a curl I had never seen before and can’t wait to see how it will work over time.

Protein Masque–  Monthly, I like to add protein back in to my hair. Last month I finished a deep conditioner I have been using off and on for a couple of years, which was okay but nothing special.  I think it would work on another hair type, but not so much for me. To replace that conditioner, I am going to try this one next month.

Frizz Masque– Hello, I have frizzy hair. With that concern I wanted to try this masque too.

Baobab Oil– Usually, I just jojoba oil or something I randomly find in the beauty supply store. Being, this was on sale I wanted to try it because I was completely out of the random oil I had been using.

Shea Oil– Prior to taking an interest in my hair’s care, I used to use a really cheap shea butter GREASE (yes grease, remember that) and it made my hair very thick, plus my hair dresser (at that time) said shea butter was good for my hair. So, I wanted to try a healthier version.

Let me know if you want to see more about what I do for this hair 🙂