Sensitivity, drying and flaking are just few of the signs of a winter skin. The cold air outside and the heater inside your home makes this flaking and drying of skin possible and it is really annoying having having dry skin on your face and lips. So what do you need to do?
Of course, the first thing to think about is hydration. Drink plenty fluids – we have to keep in mind that drinking water can be of great help to eliminate dehydration. Winter season as well can make us susceptible for dehydration, not just on summer. Water can make our skin healthy and glow.
Next is more hydration. Find a good lotion or moisturizer that works for you. If you’re prone to dry skin like I am, use it everyday, even if you don’t plan on going out. Even if you just have a lazy day at home playing FoxyBingo ahead of you, it’s a good idea to use a light moisturizer. Oh, and a quick tip – beauty products that contains petroleum, are a big NO! – Petroleum products can clog our pores, effectively blocking moisturizers from working. Always check for ingredients when purchasing either a lip balm or skin lotion/moisturizer.
Sunscreen is a MUST – its shivering cold out there but still sun ray is present just like any season. We must have our sunscreen applied on 30 minutes before going out. Preventing sun burns make your skin happy.
Putting on Oil is worth the try – before taking a bath, maybe 30 minutes before, massage the oil (eg. Olive oil; Coconut oil or any oil that is convenient for you to use) all over your body and notice that the oil is slowly absorbing into your skin leaving it moisturized. Then bathe into a warm water shower.
Take care of your body as well as you take care of your lips and face – Whatever you do to take care of your face, do it also in your whole body. Everything in you deserves best skin care. Also, don’t forget to put on lip balm with moisturizer on your lips!
Have a great winter girls. Keep the glow!
I just love those magazine features where they show what’s inside a celebrity’s bag. I love looking at the kinds of makeup they carry, the gadgets they have, and the tools they use to stay organized. I think the contents inside someone’s bag can always show that someone’s personality. After reading another one of those features, I was inspired to reflect on what goes on inside my bag, too. I’m no celeb, but hey, it sounds like fun to give a rundown of my things as well!
• Face powder – I definitely can’t leave home without this. It’s the number one quick fix for oily skin!
• Blush – I need to have some color whenever I’m out, so having a blush is super essential. It gives me a rosy glow!
• Lip gloss – I love some shine on my lips, so my favorite lip gloss is a must to bring with me everywhere.
• Vaseline – I can use this for almost anything! I can moisturize; I can use it to remove makeup. I can even use it on my hair. It’s my best friend!
• Phone – Of course, this is a given. I can’t be phoneless when I’m out and about.
• Pen and planner – These two help keep my schedule organized. They’re the perfect career and personal life organizers.
• Sunglasses – These help protect my eyes during extremely sunny days. I always have a pair of black oversized sunnies wherever I go. I never take it out of my bag!
So tell me, what’s in your bag?
Whenever I remember that awkward stage when I would have acne breakouts, I just cringe. Those are the days that I don’t ever want to come back. But everyone goes through a phase like that some time in their lives. It’s like a rite of passage you might say. It wasn’t easy I have to admit, but with some careful steps, I was able to fight acne and regain my self-confidence. I thought I’d share some of the things I did to handle my bad acne breakouts from before:
• I slept a lot. This really helps. When you sleep, you allow your skin to recover. Of course, you have to make sure you sleep with a clean face. Don’t ever sleep with your makeup on; it will clog your pores!
• I fixed my diet. I used to eat a lot of fatty food, but I learned better not to focus on one food group only. I started taking in some red and green fruits and vegetables, which really helped clear up my skin.
• I stopped touching my face. Always touching your face can cause acne because you might transfer oil, dirt, and germs from your hands to your face.
• I consulted an expert. I went to the derma to have my skin tested, and it helped me get the solution that was perfect for my kind of skin. It’s always best to ask an expert first and to not self-medicate. It’s your face we’re talking about!
If you’re going through a breakout stage, take it easy. Relax. Breathe. Try the suggestions above. With some discipline and determination, you can start getting clear skin!