Current Skin and Hair Favorites!
I know everyone’s seen the favorites videos on YouTube from all your favorite beauty gurus… yeah, I’m not really that type. First off, my favorites don’t really change… I’m always using the same thing and I honestly don’t shop much. I do pick up little things that I like to try, but I’m not the hauling type. There are a few things that I’m loving right now, so here goes:
PONDS DRY SKIN CREAM
I have eczema, so my drying skin is always a problem. Summer’s ending, but I always need the extra hydration because the winter brings out the alligator skin in me… no bueno. I picked this product up at Target because I needed a new moisturizer, and wanted to give this one a try. The texture is really thick because this product is specifically made for skin that tends to dry out a little easier. I’ve always wanted to try Ponds simply because the brand signifies femininity… who doesn’t want the most girly products in their cabinet? Over the last month, I’ve noticed a change in my skin. I definitely have less dry spots, and my skin has improved in the elasticity department. It feels more hydrated and it’s even glowing! I have no complaints about this $5 miracle in a bottle!
CAROL’S DAUGHTER HAIR BALM
This product is something that I’ve owned before, but I never really realized how great it was until recently. So, I’ve been on this “growing my hair out” kick lately and I’ve been noticing that my hair isn’t as moisturized as I need it to be. I developed a new moisturize and seal routine: spritz on my Elasta QP H2 Leave In and then follow up with this hair balm to seal in the moisture. A little goes a long way with this stuff because it really is almost like a liquid form of your old school hair grease. The ingredients are really nourishing to hair and it doesn’t contain any type of harmful chemicals or silicones (something I need to cut out of my hair diet). Oils like sweet almond and coconut add moisture and the wheat germ contributes to strengthening and fortifying the hair. Overusing this product will definitely show; your hair will weigh down and you’ll look like you’ve just went skinny dipping an a pool of Crisco… definitely not good! A little dime sized drop for each quarter of your hair should be good, depending on the length.
HOME MIX OF JOJOBA AND PEPPERMINT OIL
So, back to this whole getting my hair to grow thing, I’ve decided to start applying just a little oil to my scalp two times a week to get a little stimulation going. I took a DoGro oil bottle and filled it about halfway with the jojoba oil and then only put about a teaspoon of peppermint oil in it. I’ve tried using a crapload of the peppermint essential oil, but it only makes my hair smell like a foot and tingles my scalp to death. Jojoba oil is great for conditioning the hair; it’s also the one oil that’s closes to the oils that that our scalp produces. It’s not too heavy and doesn’t have a strong scent. The peppermint oil is great for creating circulation on the scalp; it’s soothing and tingling properties draw blood to the scalp and can eventually aid in hair growth.
These are the things that I’m loving right now, I’ve been off my makeup kick here lately because I’ve been trying to wear a little less. I’m trying to get my skin and hair right; I’ll have a post about the steps I’m taking to achieve a more healthy me. Hope you enjoyed reading! What are some of your current skin and hair favorites?