Every year around this time, my hands become super dry and chapped and no matter what I do to prevent or cure it nothing helps — until now. I recently was browsing around The Body Shop and I came across their Hemp Hand Protector ($10 on sale). This dermatologically tested lotion is formulated with Community Trade hemp seed oil to treat and prevent extremely dry skin, which is most of the time caused by cold weather. This lotion will not only soften your hands, but it will help protect against the toughest weather, even after washing!
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After I wrote about the at-home facial, I decided to take a look into other products that could help prolong my trips to the spa. I stumbled upon another mask that I have fallen in love with, the Karuna Skin Restoring Treatment Mask ($48).
One of my biggest issues is my sensitive skin, but also the dryness I suffer from in the fall and winter months, so I was on a mission to find a restoring mask that can help refresh my skin at home. The minute I tried this one, I knew it was what my beauty routine was missing. The coconut water moisturizes and revives your skin while the sweet orange and probiotics help minimize signs of aging, and the advanced hyaluronic acid offers maximum hydration. You use the mask the same way you would use a pore cleansing strip, you simply apply the mask until it dries and lightly peel it off, leaving you with moisturized, hydrated, and radiant skin.
I have always been a little wary of getting facials because I’m afraid of what it may do to my sensitive skin, but one day I faced my fear and treated myself to a spa day and my life hasn’t been the same since. I started getting regular facials and masks to help improve my dry skin and skin tone, but then my wallet started feeling the pain and I had to cut back. Determined to find at-home remedies that would give me at least a little satisfaction, I went through countless facial scrubs, pads and creams until I finally found the perfect solution.
The Freeman Feeling Beautiful Dead Sea Minerals Facial Anti-Stress Mask first caught my eye with its bright bottle, seashell logo and the words “anti-stress.” But for $3.99, I thought there was no way it could be any good. The minute I put it on, however, I instantly felt refreshed. The cooling sensation made me feel relaxed and at ease. After I finished taking it off, my skin looked smoother and brighter. I also bought the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel Off Mask to try later this week!
If you are looking for an inexpensive mask to use in between trips to the spa, I would definitely recommend this brand, you can’t beat the results or price!
If you’re anything like me, it takes about three cups of coffee before anyone can even approach me in the morning. Despite the amount of sleep I actually get, I feel like I still look so tired when I wake up. Unfortunately, as much as I love the change of seasons and the fall breeze with the dry weather, I tend to look even more drowned out and tired during this season. Here are a few of my favorite items that help turn my look from tired to fresh each morning.
The Face Wash
As the weather starts to change and your skin becomes drier, it becomes more difficult to keep skin looking radiant. For most people, doing an overnight peel is a great option because you put the mask on before bed, let it work its magic overnight, and then wipe it off in the morning. However, some women (me included) have sensitive skin and these overnight procedures can cause irritation or breakouts. So I discovered my new secret weapon that I just can’t live without: the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads ($6.49).
These pads help improve skin tone, texture and reveal brighter more radiant skin. The dual textured pad uses foaming skin-conditioning cleansers and natural soy extracts to leave the skin soft and smooth. One side is smooth in order to lift away dirt, oils and makeup, while the other side is textured in order to gently exfoliate the skin to get rid of dead cells. These cleansing pads are gentle enough to be used on a regular daily basis and work for any skin type and sensitivity. Also, in a clinical test, 100% of women showed improved skin. An added bonus, the container is small and light enough to carry in your purse!