Hello, beautiful readers!
I adapt my skin care routine with each season. My skin concerns change in summer and winter. With summer approaching, I share skin care tips I use during the season.
1. Keep skin hydrated
I drink a ton of water. The H20 hydrates both my skin and body. I hydrate my skin with extra water, and it appears softer and supple. You can hydrate the skin in a few ways:
- Increase your water consumption by drinking more water or eating water-rich foods
- Use a hydration-boosting moisturizer. A moisturizer containing hylauronic acid, for example, gives the skin extra hydration
2. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen
UV rays are especially harmful during the summer. Choose a sunscreen that gels into the skin. A sunscreen that gels will absorb fully. Most specialists reccommend using (at minumum) SPF 25.
3. Protect your lips
I sometimes forget this step. Your lips are composed of fragile skin, and should be protected like the rest of your skin. A simple method to protect your lips is to use a hydrating, nourishing lip balm.
During times when I am stressed, I often push my body and mind to the limit. My focus shifts from self-care to accomplishing tasks. Self-care involves exactly that – taking care of yourself. This is achievable using different methods. I’ve decided to highlight three below:
1. Treat yourself
It is sometimes easy to deprive yourself of the treats you enjoy. During busy university semesters, I am guilty of this. I skimp on those little treats I enjoy – things like Starbucks coffees, manicures, and even sleep. Taking time to indulge in activities you enjoy is one way to care for yourself.
2. Spend time outside
Fresh air does wonders to clear the mind. There’s something about nature that helps you refocus, recharge, and unwind. Spending time outside is a great way to relax and devote a little time to yourself.
3. Take a break when you need to
It’s okay to take a break. It may seem impossible with looming deadlines and papers, but it’s important to recognize when you need a break. Sometimes you may feel physical symptoms, or maybe you just feel like you’re burning out. Stress affects everyone differently. Recognizing when a break is necessary is your cue to care for you.
How do you practice self-care? Let me know in the comments below!
I wish to thank Naya for allowing me the opportunity to collaborate on her blog. Before I proceed with today’s post, I want to take a few moments to introduce myself. My name is Erin Angela from the blog Glitter & Mojitos. I am a 21-year old blogger and university student from Canada. I am excited to share beauty, lifestyle, and fitness-related posts with you!
College is a busy time. Daily beauty routines need to be quick but effective. After four years of college, I’ve accumulated beauty tips to help save time during busy mornings. Today, I share my top tips with you:
1. Organize your makeup the night before
Create a kit of the makeup products you plan to use the next morning. This will decrease time spent the next morning searching for products. It also keeps your products neat, organized, and in one place.
2. Use multipurpose products
Try products that multi-task. A lip and cheek stain, for example, can double as lip and cheek colour. The single shade is versatile for two makeup needs. I use a cherry-red lip and cheek stain on busy mornings to give my face a pop of colour.
3. Invest in dry shampoo or baby powder
Both products do wonders for hair. If you don’t have time to wash hair in the morning, sprinkle dry shampoo or baby powder into your roots. The products contain cornstarch to soak up excess oil.
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Once again, I want to thank Naya for the opportunity! xo