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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy in REALLY Cold Weather

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Living in Minnesota is amazing, except for that little thing called winter… Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about the polar vortex sweeping across the Midwest over these last few days. We are talking FREEZING COLD temperatures. Lol the high yesterday was -24, I’m sorry WHAT?! Keeping my skin hydrated has been a major struggle, but below I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that help keep my skin looking and feeling hydrated.


All I can say is moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE. Lotions and hydrating oils are your best friend. Just like you need more layers when going outside, your face needs more layers (of moisturizers) on it too! The best time to do that is after a shower. Your pores are more open and soak up your products better. 


If you don’t already own a humidifier I suggest getting one. Cold air rips the humidity right from our skin so using a humidifier, especially during the cold months, can help keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated. The humidifier I use is an oil diffuser plus humidifier and I could not recommend it more. It humidifies that air and with just a few drops of oil, can instantly bring a relaxing aroma to any room.


Drinking water is seriously the key to great skin. So DRINK UP and get ready to reap the benefits.


Use lukewarm water when washing your face. I know, I know. There is nothing quite as satisfying as washing your face in hot water after a long cold day, but doing so is just striping more moisture from your skin. Use lukewarm water to avoid drier is out.

What You Shouldn't Do Everyday With Your Hair

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If you are one of those girls who washes their hair everyday, don't worry I have no room to judge because I used to be YOU. I felt disgusting going more than a day without washing my luscious locks but then my hair dresser told me it's actually not healthy for your hair to wash it everyday. I'm sorry whatttttttttt. I was SHOCKED. Here are the reasons why:

1. It strips your hair of its natural oils which can actually leave your hair dryer, more prone to breakage, and split ends. 

2. It dries out the scalp which can lead to dandruff.

3.It causes colored hair to fade faster(especially blondes). Toner doesn't last forever and the more you wash your hair, the faster that toner fades causing faded or a brassy hair color.

4. Your hair will actually be less greasyif you stop washing it everyday. Again, washing everyday strips the natural oils from your hair that keeps it healthy. When those oils are lost, your hair naturally compensates that loss by producing even more oil causing your hair to look greasy. To keep that greasiness at bay, wash your hair every other day. 

5. The last and final reason to stop washing your hair everyday is because dirty hair is actually easier to style. I don't know about you, but I find that my curls stay so much better with day old hair rather than newly washed hair! 

The solution: Wash your hair every other day, to every two days and use DRY SHAMPOO. This stuff seriously saves my life.