Review : NMNL Japanese Beauty Box!

Hey guys!

I’m thrilled to review a Japanese beauty subscription box!. It’s NMNL, short for ‘NoMakeNoLife’. They sent me their box from Dec 2017 for review.

“nomakenolife” is a popular phrase used in Japan by people who believe that makeup is essential to their lives. So, NMNL embraces that philosophy and brings high-quality products in a monthly box. The best part? – They ship worldwide!.

Here is the box I received :

NMNL Japanese beauty box

It contains 5 full sized products. Here are the details :

Matcha bubble bath by Sweets Maison – This one comes in such a cute little plastic bottle that is designed like a champagne bottle. The product is really thick. I quite liked the feel of it. A little goes a long way. It’s light green in color and it says here that it’s fragrance is that of Matcha. Personally, I haven’t tried Matcha but I’ve heard great things about it.

It can be used as a shower gel too. It lathers well and leaves the skin with a slight lingering scent.

Matcha bubble bath

L’air de savon ice body milk – This came in a bottle shaped like a soap bar. It smells amazing and is very creamy. It gets absorbed into the skin super fast. It’s in the scent Eternal Moments. This is my favorite product in this box.

Body milk

Rosy Rosa retractable lip brush – It’s my very first time seeing a retractable lip liner. I have only heard of it before. This black and silver casing almost looks like a little pen. It’s handy and travel friendly. The brush is sturdy and feels high quality. I am glad they included this in the box.

rosy rosa retractable lip brush

Profael smooth hand wrap – This is a hand cream that came accompanied with gloves that are made with 100% cotton. The cream is very thick and almost has a balm like texture. I applied that and wore the gloves overnight and it left my skin feeling super soft snd moisturised by morning.

profael smooth hand wrap

profael smooth hand wrap

Dolly Wink vivid pink color eyeliner – A pink colored eyeliner is so not my type, so I gave it to my little cousin who loves makeup. However, I did try it out for the purpose of this review.

dolly wink vivid pink color eyeliner

It is buttery and easy to apply. The color is really vivid as it’s name suggests, especially in natural light. This brand feels high end.

Pink eyeliner

The last thing in the box was a booklet that described all the products, in English. This helped a lot since all products have Japanese explanations on them.

Overall, I love NMNL. I highly recommend you try this. It’s priced at $29.99/month. You can get $3 off your first box by using my code Neenz87.

They sent it by post and it reached me from Japan to India in 2 weeks & 2 days. Do check it out to try Japanese brands/products that are not otherwise available to us locally.

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Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Glamego Feb 2018 Beauty Box!

Hey dearies,

With February’s box, Glamego has just reaffirmed the fact that they are indeed India’s No.1 beauty subscription box. Titled ‘Classy Flaunt’, this time the box contains 4 full sized products worth Rs 2000, while the box itself costs only Rs 299!

Glamego February box

Here are the products in detail :

● Mcaffeine Choco face pack – This comes in 2 variants – gel based for dry skin and clay based for oily skin. I like that Glamego is truly a personalized box. I received the one for dry skin because they asked me my preference beforehand.

Mcaffeine choco face pack

Chocolate and caffeine, both are powerhouse ingredients that bring out the glow in your skin while pumping it with antioxidants. This mask looks just so yummy and smells delicious. God knows how I resisted just eating it up. Lol!.

I applied this creamy mask for about 15 mins and washed off with cool water. It left my skin looking radiant and youthful. I love this brand, which is India’s first caffeinated personal care brand.

This product is worth Rs 359 for a tub containing 25ml.

● Kronokare Pollu-Stop face – This colorless mist is one of a kind, I feel. It helps in warding off pollution from our face. How cool is that!. It’s perfect for those who spend a lot of time outside. It actually acts as an invisible shield against pollution nano particles and thus helps protect, nourish & soothe the skin.

Kronokare Pollu stop face

It has a strong scent which am not really a fan of. The product itself gives a barely there look when sprayed on the face. It can be used before or after applying a face cream. It comes fitted with a fine nozzle and as such spraying with it creates a nice mist.

It specifically says ‘face’ in it’s name because this same product is available for the hair too that helps our tresses fight against pollution. It’s actually one of the products in Glamego’s March box.

This product is free of sulfates, silicone, parabens, fragrance or mineral oil. It’s worth Rs 495 for a bottle that contains 30 ml.

● The Nature’s Co Radiance face cream – This is hands down my favorite product in this box. It’s main ingredient is saffron, something that’s very expensive and wonderful. It smells of saffron itself.

Nature's Co saffron radiance face cream

Saffron helps in making the skin radiant and am so glad I got to try out this cream. The texture of it is so unlike regular face creams. It’s balm like, slightly viscous and yet when applied on skin, it slides on smoothly like a rich cream. A little goes a long way.

[This pic is from my Instagram. Do follow me, if you aren’t already].

The tub is super tiny, containing only 25 ml. But, guess what?. It costs a cool Rs 550!.

The ingredients list is as follows : Saffron, Aloe Vera extract, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, Almond oil, cream base, aroma & natural preservatives. This brand is cruelty free & eco friendly.

● Bella Voste Perfect lip gloss – This was one of the products I received in the January box too (read that review here). But I selected a different shade this time. It’s a light, gorgeous pink shade called Pop of Pink.

Bella voste pop of pink

Overall, I love that the general theme of this box is to bring out the best in your skin. I am all about skincare as some of you already know.

I highly recommend Glamego. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

The Best Dry Shampoo I’ve Used!

If you’re not at all familiar with the concept of dry shampoo then perhaps a quick description is in order. What it does is, excess oils are absorbed to provide the look of freshly washed, pleasantly scented hair in a very short time. A fabulous time saver for women on the go. In a pinch, it’s a very effective method that closely mimics the results of the often time consuming, yet time honored routing of actually washing, rinsing, drying and styling.

In general, to achieve this grooming sleight of hand to get that gorgeous coiffure, the steps are as follows:

1. Shake & Spray: Periodically shake your head as you gently spray towards the roots. Keep the nozzle roughly one foot from your head as you lightly spray. Shake the can vigorously prior to use.

2. Rub It In: Gently, but firmly massage with the tips of your fingers. Let it sit for a short time.

3. Style: As desired, groom into the look you want.

For my coif which is thick, long, and curly with oily roots and dry ends, I’ve gone through several products to get the results I needed. That being said, consider this when making your choice. Is your hair thin, or is it like mine?. Do you think the results will be the same if your hair differs from mine?. Food for thought.

Okay then, let’s end the suspense. I use Batiste Dry Shampoo. Why you might ask. Well, it’s like this, during my search for the right product to tame and solve my particular styling and hygiene issues, I found that for me personally, and for my roommate who has quite the opposite problem from me which is thinning, this product gave us both the best all around results.

Regular shampoo uses sulfates, which by acting with water, bonds to the oil, so it can be rinsed away later. Baptiste, instead, uses a starch to absorb oil without the need for sulfates. For me, with a bit of effort, I get a revived, just washed look with just a hint of a light airy scent. No more of that oily look for me. For my friend, she gets a look that masks her thinning head, diminishing her beauty related self-conscience tendencies, while simultaneously boosting her confidence. Baptiste has been great for both of us!. Less of that oily, greasy look for me and more body for her. A win-win!

I will say this though, they do need to work on the scent, but since it is a light fragrance, and not overpowering, it’s tolerable even if not my favorite. Thus endeth my only critique.

As a college student with oftentimes no time for my normal hygiene routine with only one bathroom and a female roommate with all the academic and social demands on my time, Baptiste works great!. It also serves to make me appreciate when I do have the time to unwind and pamper myself in the more traditional and utterly sensual luxurious bath or long, warm shower. Hope this helps!. It works for both my roommate and I.

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Review : True Balance app!

Hey guys,

Couple days ago, my blog hit the 6th anniversary and I thought it would be great to introduce something new to my blog. I will be doing app reviews, occasionally from now on.. 😊

Today I’ll discuss about a free app I recently found out about and have fallen in love with. It’s called True Balance. But first, I wish to make it clear that this app is only for people based in India.

What’s it’s purpose?

This app shows the entire details and I mean every single thing you need to know about your talk time and mobile data. Expiry date, current balance, best offers, amount of mobile data being used by you etc. You can also recharge your mobile, earn cashback & also play a lucky spin wheel to get free cash (that can be used towards recharging your mob). It supports dual SIM too, be it any operators in India.

On to the details :

When you open the app, this is the screen that you will see.

True Balance

There are three tabs, ‘Check’, ‘Recharge’ & ‘Earn’. In the Check tab, you can pull down the refresh button and it instantly runs a USSD code for you and finds out your current balance. This allows you the convenience of not having to remember the codes (For eg, Vodafone’s USSD code to check mobile data balance is *111*2*2#) to check your balance.

You can see in the pic that my first SIM is Vodafone while the second one is Etisalat which this app doesn’t support. On clicking the operator’s name, you will be lead to their portal where you can place a call to their customer service, check the amount you spent to make calls etc.

At the bottom of screen it shows the mobile data you have used today. On clicking that, you will be lead to a ‘Statistics’ page like the one below :

True Balance statistics

This page is pretty cool. It shows which all apps take up most of my data (shows both the personal usage and background data used up by these apps). Also, the above pic shows the usage for 7 days. On clicking the left arrow, it shows the data for 3 days and the right arrow leads to the statistics for 14 days. It’s really handy.

The ‘Earn’ tab shows ways to get cash back, promo codes while recharging & ways to invite friends & get cash. For example, here are the promo codes for March. These are monthly codes that can each be used only once a month. It gets refreshed every month.

True Balance offers

The navy blue colored codes are operator specific offers while the orange colored codes are the monthly offers I mentioned just now.

You saw a miniature yellow and white spin wheel at the top of the first pic in this post. That takes you to the Lucky Spin Wheel that lets you win gems (points). Every 15 mins, you get the chance to spin the wheel once for free. You can win between 0 – 100 gems in one spin. Even if you don’t check the app every 15 mins, your turns will accumulate until you have 5 free spins. After ‘Free Play’ instead of waiting another 15 mins, you can spin again but for each turn you will use up 5 gems. You can see the screenshot below :

True Balance

On the top of that page, there is a ‘redeem’ option. You can redeem 100 points for Re 1. The best option is redeeming 990 points for Rs 10. See how I have redeemed that below :

True Balance

I can now use this money for free recharges!

Next, let’s discuss the ‘Recharge’ tab. You will get a 1% cash back plus the cash back from the promo codes. If you recharge for Rs 500 (can be in multiple transactions), you will be upgraded to Gold membership and thus get Rs 50 plus your cash back percentage will change from 1% to 7% in the upcoming month.

Recharging is super easy. It first asks which number you wish to recharge. Your own number is shown there already. You can even recharge the numbers of your friends / family. When you start typing the number, the contact list comes up and you can select the number you want, which is pretty cool..

The next step asks for the amount you want to recharge for. This screen also shows some plan offers. For example, I’ve typed in Rs 350. I have cut off my mob number with a marker.

True balance

In the next screen, it automatically detects what kind of recharge you are doing. In this case, 350 is a ‘Top Up’. You can select the Free points and that amount gets deducted from the amount you have to pay.

It shows two payment methods, either Debit/Credit card or Net banking, where you will be redirected securely to your bank.

The cash back is shown below, in this case Rs 3.5 and also I have applied the promo code MARCH12 which gives me Rs 12 back. ou have to copy your promo code from the codes page and paste it here.

By the way, if you are using your free points, you can’t use the Promo code option.

Overall, this is a wonderful app. You should definitely try it out.

Where to get the app?

Go to Google Play store and search for True Balance. Also, if you use my code, 2C28JRY6, you will get Rs 5 and I’ll get Rs 5 too 😚

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Review : OPI’s Got the Blues for Red Nail Lacquer!

Hello!

Today am doing a mini review of an OPI nail lacquer that I received for review a while back.

It’s a blue based red color and thus rightfully named ‘Got the Blues for Red’. I love the way OPI names their shades.

OPI Got the blues for red

This garnet shade is quite classy and elegant. I feel it would look the best on pale skin. Even my husband mentioned it doesn’t suit me (my Indian skin tone) much. Maybe it’s because it’s blue based.

Anyways the formula of this one is really nice. It dries extremely fast and gives a smooth application. One coat gives a glassy effect while two coats give a lovely opaque look. At the most, I have worn this for 5 days straight and it didn’t chip during that time period.

Also, if you don’t know already, OPI is a 3-free brand, meaning they don’t contain the three toxic chemicals DBP (dibutyl phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde.

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Note : This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Everyuth’s Three Latest Skincare Products!

Hello!

Everyuth is one of my favorite, budget friendly brands in India. Today I will be reviewing three of their latest products.

Everyuth skincare products

Golden glow peel off mask – Am not a fan of peel off masks. However, this one sure made me fall hard because the results were such. It says ’15 mins radiance’ on the tube and I have to agree.

Peel off mask

It gives glowing, soft skin. It contains 24 Karat Gold Collagenine Boosters and Orange peel extracts that helps in getting a golden glow.

It smells wonderful, like freshly cut oranges and has such a gorgeous orange color with golden swirls in it. I use it on washed skin that has been patted dry. It’s best to apply a thick, generous layer since that facilitates easy peeling off. If you apply a thin layer, it will dry fast and then kinda stick to your skin.

Then leave it on for 15 mins. It will start to feel dry. Then start peeling downwards from the forehead area. I usually use it once a week. It’s especially great to use right before attending an event since that golden glow is really noticeable..

I highly recommend this product 👍

Price : Rs 105 for a 90 gms tube.

Tulsi Turmeric Face wash – This is an anti acne, anti marks formula. Tulsi & turmeric are both known for it’s anti bacterial & antiseptic properties.

Face wash for acne prone skin

It comes in a light green bottle with a convenient, flip open lid. The product is also light green in color and has teeny tiny pieces of tulsi suspended in it. It smells of turmeric and tulsi mixed together & thus is a strong scent that I didn’t like at all.

Surprisingly, even though it sounds like a product that’s especially made for those with oily skin, it says here at the back of the bottle that it’s suitable for all skin types. I did try it out even though I have normal to dry skin. It didn’t dry out my skin but there was the slightest feeling that it didn’t suit me and thus I immediately applied a skin cream to moisturize my skin.

I passed it on to my father who has oily skin and he really loved it.

Price : Rs 90 for a bortle containing 100gms.

Exfoliating Walnut scrub – I absolutely love this product. In fact, scrubs with walnut shell particles are my favorite because they get the job done and helps in removing dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling and looking soft. It has a lovely soothing scent.

Walnut face scrub

I have been using Everyuth’s walnut scrub for several years now. It used to come in a blue colored tube before. This tube is a new look and advanced formula. It contains Nano Multi vita too, that nourishes and revitalizes the skin. I use this twice a week.

Definitely, this is a highly recommended product 😚

Price : Rs 70 for a 50 gm tube.

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Note : These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Queen Helene’s Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment!

Hiya friends,

Today am reviewing Queen Helene’s Jojoba Hot oil treatment. This brand is quite a popular one especially for it’s Mint Julep Masque for acne prone skin. It has 3 resealable tubes that can be used on three separate occasions (or 6, if you have short hair). This is especially formulated for dry, brittle hair. It is supposed to moisturize and restore healthy, strong hair. Here is how the packing looks like :

Hot oil treatment

Each tube contains 30 ml of Jojoba oil blend. My hair is of medium length and I decided to use a full tube for each application. It’s easy to use. All you need to do is to place the tube in a cup of hot tap water for one minute. Then twist off the tip to open. The twisted cap can be inverted and used to seal the tube again. It has a pleasant smell.

Hot oil treatment

It says on the packaging that it should be massaged through the hair and then covered with a shower cap for 3 minutes. I think 3 minutes is way too short so I usually leave it on for 30 mins.

Hot oil treatment results

Here is the pic with my results, explained below :

Before – I have dry & lackluster hair in this pic.

During – On application, it doesn’t feel like an oil. Such a different texture it has. It’s a slightly viscous yet runny kind of texture. It’s not sticky at all & is easy to apply. It gives the hair a wet look rather than an oily/greasy look.

After – After washed with a shampoo & conditioner, I’ve air dried my hair and it has an insane kind of shine & softness. Hope that shows clearly in the pic. It’s not oily at all.

Overall, I love this product & highly recommend it. I did this treatment once a week. I actually bought this online, from US on iHerb.com. Currently it shows as out of stock. The shipping is super fast as usual and reached UAE in a week (by post).

Price : $3.27 which I think is super affordable since each tube cost only a little over a dollar!

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Review : GlamEgo Jan 2018 Beauty Box!

Hey guys,

Am so excited to review GlamEgo’s very first box of this year!. It’s aptly new year themed and it’s so adorable. The #NoResolutions hashtag made me smile.

Other than the picture in the front, every other space on the box is covered with typical resolutions people make such as : Lose weight, Grow hair (which is my personal, one & only resolution this year) & also some not so typical resolutions such as : Talk less, listen to him, do not freak, less instagram etc!

Glamego jan 2018

Such a fun box at the very first glance. On opening it, there is a card which says “Thanks for making GalmEgo India’s No.1 Beauty box”. Well, no wonder there. At just Rs 299 per month, GlamEgo is definitely worth it. This month’s products which concentrate on the theme of “Lap of luxury” are simply incredible and worth upto Rs 2500!.

At the back of the card, they have listed the price and description of the 4 products included in the box. It contains 3 full sized products and 1 deluxe sample.

On to the products :

1) Bio Bloom’s Face oil : This is THE most fabulous thing I’ve ever seen in ANY beauty subscription box ever!. I am a die hard fan of face oils because it takes your skin care regime to the next level.

Bio Bloom face oil


This one ticks all the right boxes :

* It’s 100% natural
* It comes in a tinted, brown glass bottle which is great to retain the properties of the natural blend of oils
* It is age defying (talk about antiaging and I am done for.. it’s my weakness!) plus a radiance booster
* Contains a potent mix of wonderful oils – Apricot kernel oil, carrot seed oil, rosehip oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, frankincense oil, myrrh, rosemary, vitamin E & evening primrose. That’s it. No other unintelligible & unreadable ingredients!. The Vitamin E in this acts as a natural preservative.
* It has a dropper to dispense the product. Is it just me or do you find droppers just so freaking amazing, convenient & expensive looking??..
* It’s suitable for all skin types & for anyone above the age of 18.

It has a lovely scent, a potent kind of smell that lingers on the skin and is dominantly of lemon & frankincense. It’s not a heavy, greasy oil. It isn’t that lightweight too. It’s in the middle but gets absorbed into the skin super fast and leaves it looking glowy with a light sheen. Its a beautiful product. I am so in love with it. Because of all it’s ingredients that are expensive in their own right, this premium product is pretty expensive, costing Rs 1499 for a 15ml bottle.

The bottle will surely last me a long while since I use it only at night (after serum, before night cream) & only use 6 – 7 drops each time. I’ve used this for some days now and I do feel my skin looks like it’s glowing, in the mornings. It’s age defying results can only be seen after a long term use, however it’s ingredients list makes me believe that this brand knows what they are talking about!

2) Bella Voste Lip Gloss in the color Rust Crush – This is my first time trying this brand and I quite loved it’s quality. It’s packaged well in a long, glass tube. The pigmentation is definitely great and it stays on the lips for several hours,  while imparting moisture to the lips. It’s formulated in Italy and is mineral oil & talc free.

Bella Voste lip gloss

Rust Crush is a beautiful nude pink with the slightest, barely-there golden shimmer. It’s an everyday-wear kind of color. Another plus is that it’s non sticky and feels great on the lips. GlamEgo lets the subscriber choose tge color they like. I had 4 choices and I selected this one.  Here is the lip swatch :

Rust Crush lip swatch

Price : Rs 599 for the tube containing 3.2ml

3) Natural Bath & Body’s (NBB) Vital Nourishment Cream : This lightweight, white colored cream gets absorbed right into the skin as if it is quenching up the thirst of dry skin!. It smells citrus like and is such a heavenly, luxurious smell. Their tag is “Your lighter-whiter-brighter fix” (though I do not support the ‘whiter’ look claim).

NBB Vital nourishing cream

It’s ingredients are mainly Vitamin C & Grapefruit, both of which are known to be skin brighteners. This one was a deluxe sample containing just 20 gms. It’s full sized one is valued at Rs 220.

4) Bio Bloom’s Handmade soap : For this 4th product, different people got different things in their boxes. It could have been any skincare /makeup product that’s worth upto Rs 350.

Hand made soap in India

I am glad to get this soap. It’s titled Romantic & has rose oil in it which gives a really great scent. It lathers just right and leaves the skin feeling soft.

All in all, I am in love with this box and feeling like a spoilt princess ♡. What a great value & a wonderful start to the new year!

Check out Glamego’s site to subscribe ☆.

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Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Mediheal’s Dress Code Sheet Masks (2 variants)!

Hey guys,

Recently Skin18 sent me three MediHeal Dress Code sheet masks, as part of their ongoing Reviewer Programme (which you can join too, even if you are a newbie blogger (Minimum requirement : 500 followers), by clicking here). So, here are the masks I got :

Mediheal dress code sheet masks

Two were the same type. So, my review will be for 2 variants. The ones I got were –

a) Black (For Whitening) &

b) Violet (For Tone Up Care)

These masks are very sturdy, high quality but yet so soft and stretchy. They are easy to apply and fuss free. Both of these give a snug fit on the face. They feature masquerade ball mask designs on them and are probably the most beautiful masks I’ve ever tried on!.

Violet mask

This one contains acai berry, pomegranate & mulberry extracts. Since its formulated with hyaluronic acid & hydrolyzed collagen, it helps seal in moisture & enhance skin elasticity. Other ingredients in this are witch hazel, lavender, olive & fig extracts among other ingredients.

The mask uses advanced fiber material with high transparency and 3D cutting. The special dye used in it (which is harmless) causes no staining or discoloration. Its safety formula combines care and beauty, bringing a new concept of visual mask!. This one really hydrated and nourished my skin.

Black mask

This one is formulated with Pearl powder extract which is known for exceptional whitening properties. Pearl is effective in moisturizing and anti-aging, can protect and revitalize the damaged skin as well as improve upon skin problems. This mask too uses advanced fiber material like the Violet one. Other fantastic ingredients in this are royal jelly, caviar & honey extracts among many other fab ingredients.

Even after a single use, I felt a dramatically refreshed, more brighter look. I am not much into whitening skin hype but I can see whitening ingredients such as Niacinamide listed in the ingredients list.

Btw, I am pretty shocked to see how extravagant this one looks. It has red stones on them!. How gorgeous 💖

The masks are brimming with essence. There was only a little essence inside the packs. Rest were all contained within the masks itself.

The Black mask has a lovely, pleasant scent but the Violet one’s scent isn’t that great. Both are cool to touch and non greasy. I left these on cleansed skin for 20-25 mins. Both contain 27 ml of product.

I do recommend you try these masks. The only problem I found with it is that both has parabens in them. Unlike some of the other sheet masks I’ve tried, these contain no alcohol. So, that’s a plus.

Price : Around $2 (Approx AED 7.35) for each of these masks. They are definitely budget friendly.

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Note: These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Six Wonderful Winter Skincare Tips!

Winter can be a season that is harsh on the skin. This is especially true for those who live in climates that get snow or colder temperatures. Unless you plan to move to a warm climate, there’s not much you can do to change the fact that winter is going to come your way. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help protect your skin all winter long. Yes, you can have beautiful skin all winter, and head right back into summer with a glow that will leave others envious!

Winter

picture of beautiful woman in winter hat.

When winter arrives, we tend to change up our routines a bit. There are people who don’t exercise as much, others who spend more time snuggled up on the couch watching the television, and others who completely change their diets. While you are reaching for more comfort foods this winter season, be sure to keep a healthy skincare routine on your mind.

Here are 6 wonderful winter skincare tips you will want to keep in mind when it starts getting colder outside:

• Don’t over bathe. It can be tempting to take long, hot showers, especially during the winter months. But did you realize that doing so can help dry your skin out? It’s true! Showering and bathing can strip your skin of natural oils, leading it to become dry, cracked, and itchy. You can help avoid this by keeping showers to no more than around five minutes.

• Moisturize daily. It’s imperative that you keep a good quality daily moisturizer on hand so that you can use it every time you get out of the shower. Pat your skin dry, don’t rub it or you can damage it, and then apply moisturizer to help keep it soft, supple, and smooth. Make moisturizing your skin a daily habit and you will see the benefits that it provides.

• Stay hydrated. People often drink plenty of water in the summer, but they cut back when it’s colder outside. You may need more water in the summer if you are active with sports and such, but you still need to stay well hydrated in the winter, too. Be sure to get plenty of fluids in you. If you are not partial to drinking much water, opt for drinking things like unsweet tea and green tea.

• Treat the acne. Winter is a great time to take the time to address problems you may be having with your skin. If you have acne, find a product that will address it once and for all. While you are hiding away this winter, get the acne cleared up, so you emerge feeling and looking your best. You can learn more in Facingacne.com about how to take care of your skin condition.

• Cover your skin. If you live where there are harsh winter conditions, it is important to keep your skin covered when you go outside. The dry air can damage your skin. Some people find that the exposed skin becomes so damaged in winter that it’s flaky, dry, itchy, and may even have bleeding. You can avoid all that by making sure you keep it covered when you go outside. Also, don’t forget to use a good lip balm to keep your lips from chapping.

• Humidify your house. Winter is often a time when houses become dry inside. If the air in your home is too dry, it will lead your skin to become dry. Ever take your sock off in the winter and see lots of skin flake off from your leg? You know when you see that it’s time to moisturize and humidify. You can pick up an affordable humidifier at the department store and keep it running during the season.

Winter is also a time that you want to make sure you get enough sleep. Continue with the good sleep habits that you have always had, or should have, so that you can wake up feeling and looking your best each day. Healthy skin requires sleep, a good diet, plenty of hydration, and care from the elements. Keep these things in mind throughout the winter and beyond!

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