This winter has been a rough one. Luckily there was no snow, but my body has definitely felt it. I’m lips have been more chapped than ever. My skin is scaly, which never happened even when I was a swimmer. And my scalp is a little too flaky for my liking. Luckily, I was able to try out some products lately that help me out tremendously.
LIPS & SKIN:
Healing Balm (c/0 FixMySkin): This product line is fairly new and one that I’m thrilled to introduce you to. It’s considered a healing balm and is multi-faceted for use all over your body. It contains 1% Hydrocortizone, so it’s perfect to combat itchiness. What I love is that it soothes instantly. I try to avoid flakey lips, but when it happens, I use this ointment to fix the look and the pain. Considering it comes from a dermatologist, I definitely trust it. It’s perfect for any dried-out area of skin or just an irritated patch of skin. It also has a long list of
You will also notice a little something extra next to the balm. It’s my new “Black + Blonde Seal of Approval.” This will be awarded to those products that are extra special!
DIY Olive & Coconut Oils: While it could be paired with the hair, the scalp can be a much different beast to tame in the winter. I actually found out that going to bed with a wet head was the cause of my super dry scalp. Since then, I’ve been sleeping on a dry head and using my own concoction to give me a healthy scalp. I use about 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 tbsp of coconut oil (I use Know It Oil) and heat it up on the stove. I let it cool to a comfortable temperature and then pour it all over my head. It’s instantly relieving and feels like an expensive spa treatment! I leave it on for about 30 minutes after combing it through. Just make sure to rinse very well in the shower so you don’t have greasy hair the next day!
Rene Furterer Karite Mask (c/0 Femme Coiffure): The thing I love about this mask is that it’s full of nutrients. It’s not just sweet-smelling and enjoyable, but it also works. My hair felt instantly refreshed and I was able to style it much easier than before. The instructions say to leave it in for up to five minutes, but I like to keep it on for up to 30 to really soak it in. After all, it’s winter and my hair is chemically treated and damaged. Believe me, I need it!
Honorable mention also goes to Leonor Greyl Masque Fluers de Jasmin (c/0 Femme Coiffure).The smell got me from the start, but the lightweight hair afterwards made me want more! I can’t wait to try out more of this brand!
What are your favorite products to combat dryness?