8 Ways To Handle Dry Skin This Season!

Lately my skin has been super dry for some reason! I’ve been traveling quite frequently over the past month so maybe it’s from the change in weather.

I use Cerave because I have eczema and that normally does the job with keeping my skin moisturized. So I was freaking out when the Cerave wasn’t even working! So here are some tips that I’ll be using that can be of help to you too!

1. Stay Hydrated

Make sure that you are drinking water on a regular basis. I know a lot of folks dislike drinking water and if that’s you, try adding lemon or lime juice to make it more satisfying.

2. Avoid Hot Showers

Taking hot showers can be soothing to some but it can be damaging to the skin. Our skin has natural oils and taking hot showers will remove the natural oils, potentially causing dry skin. So try and take cooler showers to help save those natural oils!

3. What Soap Are You Using?

Your soap may be too harsh for your skin. Brands like Cerave and Cetaphil are gentle on the skin so it will clean and keep the skin moisturized at the same time!

4. Pat Dry After Showering

Instead of rubbing your skin aggressively when drying off, try patting down your skin gently, then make sure to apply your moisturizer right after drying.

5. What Are You Cleansing With?

If you cleanse yourself with a wash cloth or a loofa, it may be too harsh for your skin. Try applying your cleanser by using your hands instead of the washcloth or loofa.

6. Find A New Moisturizer

Your skin may have become used to the current moisturizer that you’re using or your skin just may be changing and needs more TLC than usual. Do some research and try buying a different moisturizer that’s suited for your skin’s needs.

You could even try using oils like jojoba oil (similar to our skin’s natural oils and is easily absorbed), extra virgin olive oil (good for very dehydrated skin), or avocado oil (a rich emollient that helps with dry, itchy, or aging skin). If think you’ll be too greasy after using the oils, try using the oils at night to give your skin time to soak up the oils.

*Before trying any new product on your skin, you should do a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic. Do the patch test on inner your wrist and wait 24 hours to see if there is a reaction. And you should also check with your doctor before using any new products.

7. Reapply Throughout The Day

Carry your moisturizer or oils with you in a small container when you’re out and about and reapply your moisturizer whenever you feel your skin getting dry.

8. Monitor Your Skin’s Progress

Try to make note of when you’re skin seems to be getting dry the most and see if there is anything that you should adjust in your daily routine that may be causing excessive dryness.

Hope this helps! Comment below if you have any other good tips for helping with dry skin!

Skin Care Routine!

Hey! Happy Thursday!

The weather has been changing quite a bit and I’m sure that you’ve noticed your skin changing as a result too!

If you need a few skincare tips, check out this basic step by step skin care routine that I posted a while back! Hope you enjoy! 😊

Step By Step Skin Care Routine!

3 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Body Scrubs!

Winter is here and our skin is prone to getting dried out from this cold weather!

This would be a perfect gift for a loved one or you could use on yourself as well!

If you decide to gift these scrubs, I’d recommend buying small mason jars and decorating with a nice ribboned bow!

8 oz Mason Jars

Here are the recipes below!

Ingredients Needed With Benefits Listed

-sea salt : exfoliant, stress reducer, detoxifier, increases circulation

-honey : antibacterial properties, slows down aging, antioxidant

-sugar : natural humectant, exfoliant

-coffee grounds : antioxidant,exfoliant, contains caffeine which’s tightens skin and reduces cellulite, reduces swelling and inflammation

-shea butter : promotes tissue cell regeneration and softening of skin, reduces wrinkles,

-olive oil : antioxidant, has antibacterial properties, and vitamin E

-coconut oil : antimicrobial and has healing properties

-tea tree oil : antibacterial, heals inflammation, removes odor

-peppermint essential oil : helps with odor, helps muscles relax

-lavender essential oil : provides deeps sense of relaxation, helps relieve aches and pains

1. Homemade Body Scrub

1/2 cup coarse sugar

1/4 cup sea salt

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons coconut oil (if allergic, substitute for olive oil)

5-10 drops peppermint essential oil

1/8 cup shea butter

Directions: place sea salt and sugar into a bowl and blend well with a spoon. Add coconut oil, honey, and Shea butter and blend well. Add drops of peppermint oil to mixture and blend one last time. Transfer mixture to small glass jar with a lid and label it. Store in the fridge to help preserve it.

To use: after you’ve cleansed your body, use fingers or washcloth to massage body scrub onto body for about 10-15 seconds. Rinse off scrub and pat dry to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft!

2. Homemade Foot Scrub

1 cup sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon coconut oil

5 drops tea tree oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

8 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: place sea salt in bowl and add olive oil and coconut oil. Blend mixture with a fork. Add the essential oils and blend with other ingredients.

To use: place small amount in your hand with a spoon. Do this treatment in the shower or tub to avoid a mess! Leave Scrub on for 10-15 minutes and just relax! Once done, rinse with warm water then pat dry and follow with a moisturizer. Store mixture in refrigerator after use.

3. Homemade Lip Scrub

1/4 cup coffee grounds

1 cup honey

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 tablespoon coconut oil (if allergic do not add)

Directions: place coffee grounds into a bowl and blend with honey and olive oil and blend well with a fork.

To use: apply small amount with a soft toothbrush or washcloth to the lips. Gently massage in circular lotion, for about 20 seconds. Rinse and apply lip balm. Store in refrigerator to preserve mixture.

Try out these easy do-it-yourself body scrubs for smoother skin or turn into a gift for a loved one! 😊

Source: draxe.com

13 Best Ingredients For Your Natural Skin Care Regimen!

There are so many chemicals in skin care products! So I try my best to incorporate natural ingredients into my skin care as much as I can! Here are a 13 best natural ingredients for your skin care regimen:

1. Coconut Oil


-strengthens underlying epidermal tissue, removes dead skin cells, protects us from sunburns.

-is also used to help cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup, heals wounds or scars, and prevents razor burns.

-can also be used for dry hands, as a face wash, massage oil, night cream, shaving gel, and for stretch marks. Click picture below to purchase!

2. Tea Tree Oil

-has natural inflammatory, anti bacterial, and anti fungal properties.

-it is said to be one of the best home rermedies to treat acne.

-can also help treat bacterial infections, cold sores, psoriasis, dry cuticles, itchy insect bites, sores, and sunburns. Click picture below to purchase!

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

-helps kill pathogens like bactereria, clears skin problems caused by gut issues, helps prervent acne.

-can also be used to balance pH, skin toner, heals poison ivy, removes warts, and eases varicose veins. Click picture below to purchase!

4. Raw Honey


-it’s one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enmzymes, vitamins, and skin boosting acids.

-reduces breakouts, provides moisturizing properties, and helps reduce scars. Click picture below to purchase!

5. Sea Salt

-loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients like maghnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium.

-can be used in homemade facial masks, toners, and scrubs in combination with coconut oil, lavender oil, and raw honey. Click picture below to purchase!

6. Avocado


-includes vitamins A,D, and E that are able to penetrate the skin.

-can boost collagen production, treat age spots, and reduces skin inflammation. Click picture below to purchase!

7. Lemon Essential Oil

-used to diminish breakouts, fades scars and age spots, exfoliates skin, brighten and lightens skin, tones oily skin and fights wrinkles. Click picture below to purchase!

8. Argan Oil

-has healing properties because it’s rich in vitamin A and E, various antioxidants, and omega-6 fatty acids. 

-apply oil directly to normal or troubled skin twice daily to help heal irritations like acne, bug bites, eczema and psoriasis. Click picture below to purchase!

9. Aloe Vera


-has soothing ingredients together that fight inflammation, redness, and itching. 

-it’s a natural skin remedy for burns, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Click picture below to purchase!

10. Jojoba Oil

-one of the most widely used carrier oils that is extremely moisturizing.

-can help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles.

-also used to reduce balding because it encourages hair regrowth, soothes skin, and unclogs hair follicles. Click picture below to purchase!

11. Almond Oil

-has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. 

-great carrier oil for other essential oils to naturally treat skin rashes, acne, or dryness.

-also blends easily with many different smells so it can be used in homemade washes, masks, or lotions. Click picture below to purchase!

12. Shea Butter

-excellent for moisturizing dry skin types, reduces flaking, redness or peeling. Click picture below to purchase!

13. Castor Oil

-can be used to cleanse the skin.

-for face cleansing use about a teaspoon of castor oil, mixed into 1/4 cup of another oil like coconut or almond. Rub and massage ino face, then rinse with warm water to carry away impurities. Click picture below to purchase!

*always do a patch test on your skin to make sure that you do not form an allergy or rash from using these ingredients*

Do your best to have these ingredients stocked at home to easily treat any skin problems you may be experiencing!