Category Archives: Dry Skin

A Refresher on Retinol and Your Skincare Routine

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RoC Skincare. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Before we get into skincare, let’s talk a little about food. I promise you there’s a connection.

I started cooking regularly like five minutes ago and now I think I’m B. Smith…lol. No but seriously, back in 2014 when I started a new healthier lifestyle, I knew I’d have to commit to cooking regularly to ensure I knew (mostly) what was going into my body. I also knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on AND eat out at healthy restaurants regularly, so I had to make it work in the kitchen. Thing is, while my meals have been amazingly delicious, my presentation game isn’t up the par so my food isn’t really IG or Pinterest worthy. It’s all good though—with practice I’ll get there. I did learn a thing or two recently at a cooking class I took at Sur La Table thanks to RoC Skincare.

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Here’s What You Need in Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

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Photo: Nasilele Photography

It’s Sleep Awareness Week! Now there are a long list of reasons to get a good night’s sleep regularly: better productivity, better overall health, better memory, hey, even better sex. But before you hit the hay, I want to make sure your skin is well-prepped for your hours of shut-eye.

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Hyaluronic Acid: What it Can Do for Your Skin + Some Products I’ve Tried

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Hyaluronic acid. So ill (as in the slang word “ill”) that it can hold a thousand times its weight in water—that’s hydration on a trillion, son. If you’ve never heard of hyaluronic acid or only vaguely know what it does and what it can do for your skin, saddle up because this post is about to give you a quick overview plus some products you might want to look into checking out.

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7 SUPER Easy Ways to Prep Your Skin for the Holiday Party Season & Winter!

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It’s that time of year! Whether you’ll be hitting the holiday parties night after night OR hitting the couch to watch Home Alone for an unprecedented amount of times, one thing you need to be doing is keeping that skin together, honey. I stress the importance of skincare all year-round, but you have to think of the things you do all other times of year as prepping for the Olympics that is winter. Winter can be HARD on the skin already, but when you add all the extra cocktails and late night fetes—it can make your skin dry, look lackluster, and can even lead to breakouts. Yikes.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask Demo

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I was recently given the Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask (phew, that’s a mouthful) from the brand’s PR. I was told that it’s a great treatment especially now as we’re rolling into winter to give the skin a nice hydrating boost. So naturally I was game to try it out.

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Here’s Why Your Skincare Products Might NOT Be Working…

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It’s #NewSkinNovember! If you haven’t already checked out the inaugural post which is FILLED with skincare info and tips you TOTALLY need to know about, click here to familiarize yourself.

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