Winter Skin Care Solutions

As much as I would like to wish the winter away, I know that it’s not possible :-(. It is so cold in the Chicago area with the temps at 7 degrees but with a wind-chill factor it feels like a -12 degrees (insert a shivering body and long sigh here) LOL!

With the temperature being so cold, we need to protect our bodies and layer our clothes. We also need to protect our skin from the harsh winter cold and wind-chill. Here are a few of my favorite winter must have products that will keep you moisturized over the next few months!

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My F.A.B. Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty is so F.A.B.  and it is my go to moisturizer! The Ultra Repair Concentrate appears thick but it ‘s not once you emulsify it down in the palm of your hands. A little goes a long way, so this will truly last for quite sometime. It is very soothing to my dry irritated skin because it contains oatmeal, essential oils, botanical antioxidants and reparative ingredients. I love that it is so moisturizing yet lightweight and you can use it on the entire body!!! The best thing is, they have clinical claims that state, “Within 15 minutes of application, skin hydration is improved by 116%.” Just to test it further, let’s see if my dry parched hands see a difference in the picture below (they are very dry because I have been washing them like a crack head and not applying hand cream to moisturize…remember, no judging)…. LOL

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IMG_2494IMG_2497IMG_2498 More Moisture Please: As you can see from the photo above, my hands are so dry that they are peeling and they hurt because I don’t always have time to put on hand cream. The first time I tried Yu-Be, it saved my unappealing dry hands from cracking and peeling; from there I was sold. It gave instant moisture from the Glycerin, it was not greasy, it absorbed into my skin immediately and the Vitamin E and B2 help to heal my very dry damaged skin. I was so exited for the instant gratification that I have been using this as my go to hand cream for a couple of years.

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Yu-Be has stated on their website that the moisturizing cream can be used on the face, lips and body. While I have not tried it on those areas, I would not rule it out!!!

A Drink of Water for My Skin: Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask is like a drink of water for my skin. I use it on a regular basis especially during the winter. It has been my saving grace to give me the boost of moisture that I need!!!

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I apply a thin layer of the mask after cleansing, I leave it on through the night and my skin drinks in the moisture leaving it soft and smooth in the morning!!! 

Not only is this product the answer to my thirsty skin; it is very affordable as well.

Moisture Service for My Lips: Be Fine Food Skin Care Lip Serum is by far the best lip serum, balm, cream that I have ever used!!! It contains plant based amino acids and peptides to firm and boosts the skin on the lips; chamomile soothes and safflower seed oil gives moisture.  It also offers UVA protection as well.

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This miracle in a tube brought my pour, dry, painful dehydrated pout back to life overnight!!! A little goes a long way and it is long lasting. I was amazed and relieved all at the same time!!!

My Hair is Thirsty: Being Free Comes Naturally Island Breeze Whip is a moisturizing whip for the hair and or scalp that can be used on wet or dry 2-3 times per week or as needed. It contains Shea and Mango butters, Coconut and Avocado oils as well as Pro Vitamin B 5 just to name a few. It is very moisturizing but no too much that it leaves your hair greasy. It smells wonderful but it is not overpowering. A little goes a long way; it is very lightweight and great for dry scalp. It also gives great shine and it does not build up on the hair toward the middle or end of the week!!!

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Product review for: Island Breeze Moisturizing Whip by Being Free Comes Naturally

Product review for: Island Breeze Moisturizing Whip by Being Free Comes Naturally
This is a new, up and coming brand with handmade products that I came across during the fabulous Rachel O Holiday Beauty Bazaar December 2012. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of the brand Rhonda Marshall. She has worked for some of the big cosmetic brands and she helped develop one of the first clear antiperspirants for the Degree Deodorant product line. Now, she has created her own line and I am here to tell you all about it!!!
After the Beauty Bazaar, I went from table to table to check out some vendors as well as make some connections. As I was on my way out the door, I stopped at the last table filled with products, introduced myself to the owner of the brand, Rhonda who was happy to gift me with a few products. I was so excited and told her that I would definitely try the products and blog about them. Now that you have all the background information, here is my review on one of the products.
The first product I tried was the Island Breeze Moisturizing Whip. This is a moisturizing whip for the hair and or scalp that can be used on wet or dry 2-3 times per week or as needed. It contains Shea and Mango butters, Coconut and Avocado oils as well as Pro Vitamin B 5 just to name a few.

Here’s what I like about it…it is very moisturizing but no too much that it leaves your hair greasy. It smells wonderful but it is not overpowering. A little goes a long way; it is very lightweight and great for dry scalp. It also gives great shine and it does not build up on the hair toward the middle or end of the week!!! What I really love the most is that all hair types can use it from relaxed to natural.

 Here’s what I did not care for…because there are no directions on the label, I assumed it was a body cream when I first opened it so used it as such (don’t judge me, you have done it before too) LOL. After a few uses, I decided to go to the website and read up on the directions. It was at that time that I realized that it was just for the hair but, if you have dry skin this winter, I would not dismiss using it on the body as it worked wonders on my skin.

My overall grade for Island Breeze Moisturizing Whip is 4.5 out of 5 smooches…MUAH!!! You can purchase this great cream for the hair on beingfreecomesnaturally.com for $12. This is a great product for a great price so head over now and purchase a jar!!!

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