anonymous asked:

Sorry if you've answered this but what are some good moisturizers for dry skin? (:

  • Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
  • Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
  • Kate Somerville Dry Skin Saver
  • belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
  • Glossier Priming Moisturizer
  • Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich
  • Skin Laundry Essential Daily Moisturizer
  • Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
  • You can always use a moisturizer than top with an oil if you have dry skin. :)

Leave some if you have dry skin!

Skincare tips ✨💧

1. Always keep a bottle of water bottle nearby. Hydration is 🔑, your skin will thank you!
3. Honey + green tea=a mask that will reduce dark spots and acne
4. Exfoliate 1-3 times a week, get rid of that dead skin/sebum build up 😷
5. Coconut is great for your skin + removing makeup! (Use it wisely tho, could clog up your pores)
6. You can never go wrong with face masks!!! Treat yourself to a nice face mask every now and then
7. Cut toxic people out of your life and remember to moisturize daily
9. In my opinion lush has the best skincare products, all organic and they’re cruelty free🐶
10. Change your pillow cases regularly if you don’t already
11. Sunscreen is your best friend, always apply before leaving the house to protect your self from harmful sun rays/premature aging🌞
12. I know y'all have things to do but get at least 7 hours of sleep to rejuvenate your skin!
13. Pat your face dry instead of rubbing when using a towel.
14. Listen to music and chill and try to keep the stress minimal, this will do wonder for your skin
15. Rose water is bomb for your skin and the scent is a bonus 🌹
16. Your skin is an organ so it will reflect the state of your insides, eat beneficial foods and drink plenty💧💦🍎🍉🍓🍒

2017 Goals & Resolutions

a love letter reminder to myself

Self Care:

  1. Drink more water. Staying hydrated is important! It not only moisturizes your skin and improves your mood, but helps with bloating. 
  2. Breathe deeply. Remember tips for struggling with anxiety and do breathing/other mindfulness exercises.
  3. Exercise. No one likes to start or continue, really, but the feeling after a workout is great. Healthy weight loss. (This might help with the anxiety and replenishing endorphins).
  4. Eat healthy. This can be little snacks throughout the day or nutritious meals. Even though it’s not chocolate, it will make you feel better in the long run.
  5. Moisturize often and excessively. Find a good lotion which doesn’t irritate your skin and moisturize daily after a good, thorough, full-body clean (face - it might help with the oily skin! -, hair - condition! - , body, etc).
  6. Keep a clean room. A clear room makes for a clear mind, less objects to visually process and you know where things are. This also helps when studying because the material is the only complex thing you have to focus on. (see also: stay organized)
  7. Remember: a bad day is okay. Not every day has to be perfect. The worst that can happen is not the end of the world. 
  8. Remember: a rest day is okay. Give your body and mind a break when needed. Human bodies are not meant to withstand constant physical and mental stress. Recharging is necessary. Everyone does it. Take care of yourself.
  9. Be positive. A good outlook can improve your entire mood or a situation instantly. It may reduce stress. People are generally happier when they’re positive. 
  10. Remember to take medication at the same time daily. Routine is good, and it likely improves medical performance.
  11. It’s okay to be angry/sad/disappointed but it won’t last. Every single end-of-the-world situation you’ve had you have survived. You made it. The sun can still shine when it’s raining through bad situations.
  12. Try not to overthink. It’s like analysis. Look at only what is there and nothing else. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, look at a similar past accomplishment (essay, etc). You are capable. It’s okay.
  13. Do things that make you happy. Every day is for you. Even if you didn’t get to watch tv that day or read a book you love, take joy in the little things, like feeling fresh after a shower, or listen to a nice playlist while doing chores or studying.
  14. There is always time for happiness. Relates to above.
  15. Try not to procrastinate. Remember how good you feel when you finish a task early?
  16. Love yourself. Self-love is so important. You learned last year to love all of your physical appearances. Your harshest critic is yourself, so take pride in your accomplishments. You know all your struggles, so for as much as you berate yourself, you can love yourself too. Don’t under appreciate or fail to take time to recognize personal accomplishments, goals, and progress, even if others don’t see/believe it. You validate your own success and happiness.
self care "(beauty)" tips

1. Ditch the overpriced products and make your own toner using apple cider vinegar and water.

2. Get a gentle cleanser, from brands like Cetaphil, CeraVe, and/or Simple Skincare for example.

3. Use two different towels for your body and for intimate when showering.

4. For soft hydrated skin use baby oil gel after a shower, if you are feeling like you need extra moisture, follow up with a good lotion by Vaseline or Palmer’s Cocoa Butter.

5. Use an oil as a nightly moisturizer, yup, even if you already have oily skin. It helps give you a natural glow and hydrate your skin without being over powering. Some of the best oils are RMS beauty oil, Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, and more on the simpler side: any kind of vitamin E oil.

6. Use sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF as a daily moisturizer! Even if it’s a cold and dark day. UV intensity is always there and with protection you can prevent and subside acne scars and dark spots, as well as any sun damage to your skin.

7. Use an eye cream to combat dryness under your eyes and also for your makeup (if you wear any) to lay down smoother.

8. Let your boobs and your vagina breathe every now and then. You don’t always need to wear a bra or panties if you’re going to bed, and if you feel most comfortable with them, wear bralettes that aren’t overly tight, and loose cotton panties. Trust me, you’ll feel a bit freer.

9. Buy an at home foot-spa, ConAir has great ones for reasonable prices. Sometimes it’s good just to get home and have some you-time.

10. If drinking water is hard for you, make detox waters! You can google all kinds of recipes from adding simple cucumbers and lemon slices to even getting creative and adding watermelon and berries. It will get you more excited to drink water and also add some flavor if that’s what you need.

11. Massage your scalp. This increases blood flow and in result helps your hair to grow. If your goal is for hair growth, use one of your favorite hair growth products from oils/greased to massage into your hair as you do it. For example (and my favorite): Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

12. If your lips are chapped and it seems like even chapstick and lip balms aren’t having an affect, use a lip scrub and finish off with just a dap vitamin e oil.

13. Eat fruit. If you’re hungry and it’s late at night: eat fruit. If you’re hungry and there’s “no food in the house”: eat fruit. If you’re hungry but pressing on time: eat fruit. EAT FRUIT! EAT FRUIT! EAT FRUIT!

14. Moisturize your eyelashes. I know, it’s something we hardly think about. But we moisturize our hair and skin, think about how little we touch our lashes unless it’s with makeup? Moisturizing your lashes will stimulate growth and maintain its health. Vitamin E oil or a little dap of aloe vera gel would work.

15. TRIM. YOUR. ENDS. Don’t hang on to dead hair or split ends simply for length. Otherwise your hair will just keep breaking where it’s already broken and stay the same length that it is. Healthy hair is “good hair.”

16. If you have oily or acne prone skin use a very gentle but affective form of exfoliation every other day, such as a konjac sponge.

17. Remove makeup with micellar water, it’s super refreshing and will lift every bit of makeup from your face

anonymous asked:

You've probably been asked this before but what do you do to take care of your face?

I have acne prone skin and a lot of scaring because my skin is really sensitive. It doesn’t look like it when you look at some pictures of me on instagram but that’s because of makeup 💁🏼 I use a tea tree oil cleanser from the body shop everyday and also before going to sleep. I use a daily moisturizer from Aveeno (It’s the “original” one and has spf so it’s great!). When I want to take off my makeup I usually use makeup wipes before putting any other products/cleanser. I don’t have a favorite brand in particular for the wipes tho. Once I have removed my makeup at night I love to put on a night cream or a face mask to keep overnight like the Origins “drink up-intensive” night mask. It is really safe for your pillows so don’t worry about that and it makes my skin so soft in the morning I love it ❤️. I also really like to use The Estee edit “pink peony overnight water pack” mask! As a spot treatment I like to put on the “grease lightning” from Lush! It’s a tea tree+aloe gel! I also use a lot of face masks, at least 2 or 3 times/week. My favorites are the “Instant detox” from Caudalie, The “acne solution” from Clinique, the “Clear improvement- active charcoal mask” from Origins, the “Original skin - Retexturizing mask with Rose clay” from Origins as well, the “tea tree mask” from the body shop and finally the “Rose face mask” from fresh (vv hydrating!!) ❤️

moody af. i have an important phone call i’m putting off by looking through old photos. btw don’t mind my dry ass skin. it’s not even winter yet and already with the dryness. i moisturize daily and drink lots of water but this weather got me like damn. anyways i really want to dye my hair lilac/lavender/peach/sunset colors (or at least the tips and highlights) but my roots are like four inches lmao. i bought some coconut oil so i can fix my damaged hair. i’m about to self-care tf outta myself. hopefully by spring or the end of winter, i will be a walking sunset.

anonymous asked:

Do you have a skin and hair care routine? 🌞

i do not really have a hair routine! i just use some shea moisture shampoo and conditioner, nothing super special

and i have a skincare routine that has changed since i made my faq so i will just update that rn! 

Morning Routine In Order:

Cleanser: I use the foreo luna mini with my fresh soy face cleaner to wash my face in the morning! 

followed by

Toner: Avene Thermal Spring Water (I spray this and let it sit on my skin until it starts to dry/i pat it dry)

Moisturizer: Aveeno Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

Lip Balm: Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Nightly Routine In Order:

In the shower:

Exfoliator: Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub 

Cleanser: I use the foreo luna mini with my fresh soy face cleaner

after the shower:

Toner: Avene Thermal Spring Water (I spray this and let it sit on my skin until it starts to dry/i pat it dry)

Serum: Glossier Vitamin C Super Glow

Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

and then lots of sleep!


Hi again!

These are all the products I’m currently using.

At the top are the vitamins I use:

-Navan Skin Care True Clear Skin Clarifying supplements
-Hum nutrition red carpet (gamma linolenic acid, vitamin E & black currant seed oil)
-Hum nutrition daily cleanse

-Hum nutrition probiotics
-Omega TG1000


-Evening primrose oil

Now onto my skincare routine.

-cetaphil gentle skin cleanser
-breath of fresh air toner water from lush to balance the pH of my skin and close the pores
-caudalíe radiance serum (I’m just waiting to use this up. It’s pretty expensive)
-aveeno ultra-calming SPF 15 daily moisturizer

-I remove my makeup with pond’s cucumber cold cream
-micellar cleansing water to clean off any leftover makeup
-first aid beauty pure skin face cleanser (from sephora)
-breath of fresh air toner water
-curology medication
-eucerin redness relief night creme
-burt’s bees eye cream

-let the good times roll from lush (I use this 1-2x a week to exfoliate)
-angels on bare skin from lush (I use this about 1-2x a week just in case I want to use a gentler exfoliator)
-oatifix fresh face mask from lush (I use this about 1-2x a week). Runs out very quickly but works wonders.

anonymous asked:

skin care routine : first i moisturizer with the elf daily moisturizer. Then I wait like 2-3 minutes and prime my face with the nyx honey dew me up primer. Then again I wait 2-3 minutes and tone my face with the pixi glow tonic toner 😀 then when I finish all my makeup I spray my face with the Mario badescu facial spray rose water. 💖

from looking at most people’s skin care routines, I think I need to get myself some rose water lol

@letsbe-still YOU are lovely! My skincare routine: wipe off makeup at night with either a Burt’s Bees towelette (I use peach & willow bark) or, if I don’t have as much makeup on, I’ll do a quick wipe down with witch hazel or micellar water (I use Simple brand), then I use a battery powered cleansing face brush and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (specifically hemp peppermint pure-castile soap). I swear by using a face cleansing brush! It’s made all the difference in my breakouts, now I only get hormone related acne. And speaking of acne I use a salicylic acid spot treatment (any brand, usually I just go for Target’s brand). Then once or twice a week I use Origins drink up intensive overnight mask. And in the morning I use the Simple micellar water and apply Burt’s Bees daily moisturizing cream (the sensitive with cotton extract one) before applying makeup. I also use face masks (either mud or sheet) sporadically. My favorite brands are Que Bella (from Target) or Sephora brand. HAHA this seems like such a natural process/routine to me but typing it all out makes it seem much more intense! Thanks for asking!

quick tips #1
  • wear men’s deodorant. minute scent if you don’t want to smell like a “man”. it works 10x better, and is often more hypoallergenic.
  • having a tube of clear mascara is nice for when you don’t really want to commit, but want to feel a little put-together.
  • sometimes all you need is to put on some foundation and powder. and maybe not even that.
  • coconut oil is one of the most pore-clogging things you can put on yourself. do not put it on your face.
  • almond oil/vitamin e oil is perfect for daily facial moisturizing, however.
  • they make nair/hair removing cream for the bikini area. it’s made specifically for that area, and is much safer than using the regular formula.
  • also - nair smells bad, personally, and i would wash with some scented soap after using it. but it does work! just slather it on thickly.
  • spraying perfume in your hair is a good way to keep the scent around a little longer. just be careful to not overdo it!

I have two beard oils and some salves available at my Etsy store.

Fortifying Beard Oil:
This handcrafted blend of oils and botanicals will help fortify, strengthen, and moisturize dry hair and skin. With sunflower oil as a base, and a mixture of locally harvested herbs such as red clover, rosemary, and lavender, this tonic is used to help fluff up that bushy beard, get rid of split ends, and soothe dry, post shave burn.

Year-Round Beard Oil:
This handcrafted blend of oils and botanicals is a year-round tonic to strengthen and revitalize your beard and face. With sweet almond oil as a base, this tonic can be used daily to lightly moisturize hair and skin, help soothe post-shave burn, and enrich your beard for a healthier fluff and sheen.

Green Salve:
This traditional salve combines locally harvested botanicals in high-quality beef tallow to soothe rashes, dry skin, bug bites, and other corporeal complaints.

Yellow Salve:
This traditional salve combines locally harvested botanicals in a light organic coconut oil base to help with year round skin issues like rashes, bug bites, burns, or for a little extra nourishment for dry skin.

I’m also offering a price reduction on sets of beard oils and salves when bought together.

Keep checking back because I’m about to add several more skin oils, liniments, and balms.

If I Were On The Oregon Trail

I’d be setting out for Oregon with my lovely wife, Rosamund, and our three young daughters, Persephone, Alice and Strawberry. Truthfully, I’d prefer to be traveling alone with our studly farmhand, William, but it’s 1848 and I have to at least pretend, so it’s Rosamund, me and the girls, and William would ride along in the back.

We would leave from our hometown of Independence, Missouri, around the start of April with only $400 in our pockets, four oxen, a chest of clothes, a cabinet of cereals, a Tupperware container of William’s homemade potato salad, my face moisturizer, daily scrubs, weekly mask, ultra moisturizing hand salve, lip balms, invigorating oatmeal soap, body cremes, my magazines, my coffee table books, all of my winter scarves, both of my winter coats, my pair of sexy underwear, my crate of footwear (both formal and casual), my 1500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, my ergonomic Tempur-Pedic pillow, and my electric tea kettle from Oprah’s Favorite Things, 2013. Oh, and all of Rosamund’s crap.

We’d set out for Oregon at the beginning of spring, early enough so the grass would be fresh for our oxen, and the weather would be nice enough for William’s nude swims.

Of course, two weeks in, we’d attempt to ford a river and lose 56 pounds of our food, three of our oxen, and the collection of couture gowns I purchased from the fur merchant during week one. Oh, also Persephone would drown. She was always the weakest. And she fucking knew how much I loved those dresses.

We’d quickly run low on food, supplies and water, because I’d be too impatient to stop to trade or hunt. But whatever. I’m not about to stop this fucking wagon for a rest just because the children are “weak and hungry and susceptible to fatal communicable diseases.” William and I have fucking lives to lead. Anyway, the food rations would run out, and I’d attempt to hunt, but I’d accidentally shoot Rosamund in the face and kill no bison or deer.

A week later, Strawberry would somehow break her fucking leg, because things happen for no goddamn reason along the Oregon Trail. A month later, she’d die, but not after completely diminishing our medical supplies, and breaking the ceramic bowl that William made me for our third anniversary.

Not long after, Alice would somehow get cholera, because that’s what happens on this goddamn trail. People just fucking get cholera and then die immediately.

Finally, though, it would be just William and I, as I’d dreamed all along, although I’d imagined we’d have more food to share between us. And, unfortunately, despite his rough, manly presence, his strong jaw line and hairy chest, and the way he could wield a musket, he’d prove to be as useless of a hunter as me. We’d be forced to continue with no food During one particularly fierce thunderstorm, we would dance naked together in the rain, asking the gods for sustenance. But all they would give us was the measles.

One day later, William and I would each die in one another’s arms, having made it this far, three miles from where our journey to Oregon began. “Here lies Matt and William,” our gravestone will say. “They were gay and weak.”