Like most people, my skin gets more dry in the cold air of winter. Usually, all it takes is a heavier, creamier moisturizer to tackle it. This winter? Oh, my skin was not going for just thicker moisturizers to make my skin look soft and hydrated. I had to try out more specific products and techniques for my dry skin this winter.
Although it took me some unexpected time and money, I know what to do next time my skin wants to act bougie when it’s a winter day and a slight draft. SIDENOTE: It hasn’t even been that cold compared to other years, but my skin wanted to flake up on a balmy 45 degree day. *insert eyeroll* Keep reading to see what products I loved to use to help me beat dry skin this winter.
ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Brevena Moisturizers.
Over the past few months, I’ve tried different moisturizers to help combat dry skin while keeping my skin smooth and hydrated. However, I’ve used Brevena Daily Hydration Moisturizer and Restore & Hydrate Cream more than the others. Keep reading to read why these have been my go-to and this week’s Item of the Week.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a minute, you might have seen my numerous skincare routines. Personally, I think you should at least 2 different skincare routines; morning and night. However, you should also have one for cold weather and hot weather, which I have. Another skincare routine I have is one for when I have breakouts. Thankfully, I don’t have berakouts as much as I used, but I still get them occasionally. Therefore, I need an easy acne skincare routine for when my face decides to erupt.
Like some people, my skin flares up mostly around the holidays due to stress and sugary treats. Typically, the products I use to clear up breakouts are gentle and natural face products, because the ingredients don’t further aggravate my skin. However, I was recently introduced to a new skincare line acne system; Kamedis. I’ve been using these products throughout the past couple of months and they’re currently staple products in my life. Keep reading for info about each item.
ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask.
I feel myself sliding down a rabbit hole of sleeping face masks, but I’m okay. Actually, they became really clutch during the holidays. They were great to use on those cold, dry nights when my skin needed extra attention, but I didn’t have the time nor energy. Instead, I would slather on a soothing, hydrating mask, and then peacefully wake up to soft, supple skin. This Avocado Melt Sleeping mask from Glow Recipe is a new addition to my “Products that help me wake-up with glowing skin”. However, it’s been great and so worthy of being my favorite item of the week. Keep reading to see why.
A couple of years ago, I experimented with natural deodorants. Although I found some that were “strong” enough for me, I eventually went back to ones I grew up using. However, after a recent bad reaction, I think I will use a natural deodorant for the rest of my life.
FYI, a deodorant is mostly considered natural if it’s free of aluminum and parabans, which most everyday deodorants contain. Thankfully, we now live in a more advance and knowledgeable time when you can buy natural deodorants on the same aisle as the non-natural ones. Keep reading to see what exactly happened that had me make this decision. Also, I share my current collection of natural deodorants.