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Sunday, March 25, 2018


Happy Sunday everybody! The inspiration behind this post comes from a series of conversations I've had over the past week with different friends. Yet another blizzard hit New York this past week, and with it some really miserable, dry cold. I've spoken to quite a few people about how this weather just dries out skin and hair. I'm someone who's really prone to dryness, especially on my hands which get eczema flair-ups. So I've put together a little list of products that help me keep my body hydrated, keep reading for the breakdown!

I know this is one of those things annoying internet influencers say, but I'm going to throw it in anyway: make sure you're drinking enough water throughout the day. You can take care of the extra outward dryness symptoms, but taking care of the internal is important too. 

I'm going to split my product pics into smaller area-targeted dryness relief just to keep things organized. All products are for the most part affordable, you can find everything at drugstores, Target, and Ulta. Like I mentioned, my skin and hair get dry very easily, and these products are what I'm using now to help combat that! The results are definitely satisfactory!


Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($12): You might remember I talked about this in my full skincare routine post (click here to read). At the time, I mentioned I just had bought this and was unsure about it effectiveness. In the few months since then, I have been using this regularly and my final verdict is that it works. I see a difference spraying this on my face after applying night cream. I feel like this actually keeps my skin calm and less breakout prone. Love this stuff!

Freeman Beauty Deep Clearing Manuka Honey + Tea Tree Mask ($4.29): I put this in with hydration because I have a history of over-drying my skin. When I was a teen just getting into skin care, I tried to combat my oily skin by totally drying it out. This would just prompt my skin to produce even more oil! Nowadays I know better-- take away excess oils but leave some because it's good for your skin! This mask does just that. After rinsing this clay mask off, I don't feel like my skin is stripped of all oils. Follow up with moisturizer (see below)!

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream ($21.99): I have been using a little sample of this Aveeno nigh cream, which I actually don't remember where I got from lol. But I love the light formula and that it seems to suit my sensitive skin. Packs just enough moisturizer to refresh and retain hydration.

Valjean Labs Hydrate Facial Serum ($15): REMINDER-- you can find this for $5 at most Marshall's and TJ Max locations! This is my extra layer of defense against dryness, I apply this after washing my face and before night cream. Usually I spray my face with the facial spray last. I like this because the formula is packed with some nice ingredients that promote moisture (B5 and Hyaluronic Acid.


Udderly Smooth Udder Cream ($2.39): I get a kick out of this cream! It always garners some attention from others because of the name. Basically, this stuff originally started as a product for cow udders to prevent them from chapping during milking. Low and behold, they make a great moisturizers for people too! Now it's a mainstream beauty product for people too! The hydration this cream delivers to my hands is unmatched, and for an AMAZING price too! If you have really dry hands you NEED to give this brand a shot. 

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ($5.79): I've been using this stuff for almost 15 years now. Keep your nails and cuticles in tip-top shape by applying this natural cuticle cream as often as possible. Great for preventing the skin around your nails from getting dry and peeling.

Burt's Bees Mango Lip Balm ($3): GOAT lip balm! My favorite flavor is the mango one, but nothing keeps my lips smooth like this stuff. I hate when my lips start to peel or split, one thing that really helps is exfoliating with a warm washcloth then applying a layer of balm.

Bed Head Small Talk ($21): It's interesting because this product is primarily supposed to be for thickening thin hair. I can't say I feel like my hair is any thicker, but I do like this for the hydration. I smooth this over towel dried hair starting at the ends and going up to my roots. The cream makes my hair feel smoother because it feels moisturized, and that helps with flyaways. I blow dry my hair after applying.

OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum ($8): I have very thin hair that gets split ends SUPER easily. After blow drying my hair almost completely, I leave the ends a little damp and apply a pump of this. I like this serum because I find it easier to manage than the spray oils, which seems to dissipate into the air. I do see a difference using this product, my ends definitely don't look as dry and I can ward off split ends for longer.