Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Winter Must Haves

We all know winter can do a number on our hair and skin especially in the brutal cold. Every winter, I try the "new" must haves and most turn out to be busts, just turning me back to the same old remedies. But this winter, I have really been loving some new products that I think will carry on into spring and summer. 
Dr. Teals Pure Epsom Salt Soak ///  I really love this product. I started off with the lavender because it seemed to calm and help with sleep. Then my little one started to have allergy problems, so I had to turn to a different scent and I don't regret it. The coconut happens to nourish and moisturizes my dry skin while also exfoliating. The smell reminds me of the beach and sunny weather which is always a plus in the winter time. 
Caress Botanicals Shower Foam /// I bought this on a whim and I love it. The fragrance lingers on your skin even after you rinse it off. The scent is a light white orchid and coconut milk which is inviting. I thought it might be overpowering but it isn't. I have gravitated to the foam washes lately because they give more of a lather than regular gel washes. 
Neutrogena Rain Bath Shower Gel /// I saw a lot of influencers using the new Neutrogena head-to-toe hydration products and thought I would try them. This shower gel smells amazing and doesn't leave a heavy residue on our skin. The only negative about this product is that it is thick and doesn't lather much. You have to use a good amount to get it to lather on your skin. 
Neutrogena Boost Hydrating Body Gel Cream /// I am guilty of getting out of the shower and not using a body moisturizer because I am in a hurry. Most lotions I have found have a greasy residue and leave the skin tacky. This body cream is lightweight and contains hyaluronic acid that is found naturally in the skin. It is non greasy and suitable for all skin types which is a plus. I like that it has instantly improved my dry, scaly skin. 
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream /// Anyone that knows me, knows I hate anything on my hands. I am constantly washing them and using hand sanitizer. They are always so dry, cracked and awful. It's a joke amongst my family, that I have rough hands. Using hand lotion has always been out of the question, until now. This lotion is amazing. It lasts even after washing over and over. The formula is clinically proved to last for 24 hours and I believe it! It is paraben free, fragrance free and absorbs once you put it on. This is a MUST TRY! 
Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment Mask  ///  My hair gets really dry in the winter with the harsh temperatures and all the coloring I do to it. I color my hair (roots) every 4 weeks. If I didn't I would probably be 60% all grey. It's not fun getting older, huh? I have to use a leave in treatment or mask about every two weeks. I usually do this on a Sunday with a face mask or peel. In the summer, I will take a shower and put the treatment in before I go to the pool. The natural sun heats up the mask and protects it from sun damage. The Pureology Superfood Treatment is pricey but so worth it. My hair has never felt so good. The hair treatment is formulated for dry hair and has nutrients such as avocado oil and coconut oil to moisturize hair. You only have to have a quarter size amount so it will last awhile. Leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse. I sometimes leave mine on for 20 minutes when I want a real deep conditioning or after coloring. 
It's a 10 Styling Creme ///  If you aren't using one of the It's a 10 products, you a missing out! I love It's a 10 Keratin Leave in Treatment and hairspray. But when I discovered this product, I was sold. You use the styling creme on wet or dry hair right before you blow dry or style. It holds my curl for days. If I don't use this product, my hair is freezy and the curl will fall out in a 24 hour period. It boosts shine, protects split ends which makes hair look dry, and gives it definition. You only need a dime size amount for long hair. Try it, you won't be disappointed! 
ChapStick Total Hydration Lip Balm ///  Keeping your lips hydrated in the winter is a struggle. I have tried every lip moisturizer from high end to a drug store lip balm and I keep going back to ChapStick brand. The total hydration lip balm keeps lips hydrated for 8 hours. The only compliant I have is that there is no sunscreen in it. I always try to keep sunscreen in my face moisturizers and lip balms. I have used this more when I wash my face at night and as a night time lip balm. When I wake, my lips are smooth and soft. 
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask /// OMG.... this lip mask blew me away!!!! I can't live without this. We had spent a day outside in November shoveling snow from the first snow fall and my lips were so dry and cracked. So bad that regular lip balm wouldn't help. I went to Sephora and asked the sales associates what would they recommend and they said the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. The mask is only used at night and can be wiped off in the morning. I immediately tried it and it was AMAZING. Instantly, the next morning my lips were healed and so soft. I also liked that it helped with fine lines on the lips. The best part was the smell. Infused with strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and blueberry extracts made it that much more appealing. No parabens and dermatology approved. If you buy any one product on this list, let it be this lip mask. You will not be disappointed!! 
Sambucol Black Ederberry Gummies /// This is not a "must have" but definitely worth talking about. I have to say, I bought into the hype of the "elderberry" trend. I am always leery about new medicines or vitamins. I don't take many of either nor do I let Mason. Joe on the other hand takes hand fulls of vitamins a day. I still take a prenatal vitamin for the extra foilic acid (only prescribed by my doctor). But, it seems like Mason has been sick every second week, I'm giving these babies a try. I consulted with our pediatrician and doctor in regards to trying these. His response was, they are ok to take but may not "prevent" anyone from getting sick. I'm gonna give them a try! Ill keep you updated. 

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