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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

dry. dry. dry. - winter hydration guide + products

Holy crap it's dry. my face, my body, my hair! tight. static. horrible. 

Let's hydrate. I've already lectured you about hydrating your face and under eye area. If you missed it you can check it out here

This post was inspired by our horribly dry conditions and by a post from the lovelies over at The Beauty Department. They posted this amazing piece about hydrating your skin before you shower to arm yourself against the harsh hot water! This blew my mind so of course I had to try it. 

Their advice: 
1. Apply a generous amount 
2. Warm up with your hands and 
3. Apply all over avoiding the face. 

Then simply shower like normal! What a concept. They used body oil, but I tried it using coconut oil. So basically it was AMAZING. My skin was so soft and happy. No more scaly legs. Imagine that. 
Don't forget to moisturize within the first 3 minutes after getting out of the shower/bath. The pores on your skin are still open and will absorb the most product within that time. Try L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream
Don't forget about lips and nails! Anyone normal is obsessed with the EOS balls.. did you know that E.O.S stands for evolution of smooth?? Me either.. I think I have had every flavor and lost every flavor... 
Deborah Lippmann's cuticle oil makes me feel like I just stepped out of the salon. My cuticles are ragged this time of year and need some comforting. 
My hair has been crazy dry lately too. I just tried Aveda damage remedy leave-in product from a sample and I just might have to splurge for it. It made my hair super soft. I have also been noticing that my hair wasn't staying straight and was frizzing really easily. I asked my darling hair magician if there was anything I could do. She said to make sure I was applying enough product. Now I've always been afraid of adding too much thinking it would make my hair look greasy. She said to apply the product to my hair when wet, right after drying, and again after straightening. Serum times three and I've noticed a huuge difference with my hair staying straight and frizz free. I use It's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum
1. Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 2. L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream 3. EOS Lip Balm 4. Deborah Lippman Cuticle Oil 4. IT's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum 6. Aveda Damage Remedy Leave-In Treatment

I'd love to know your tricks on staying hydrated during the winter. Comment people! I hope I'm not blogging to myself. 

xoxo. LP


  1. omg yes. It's so cold here on the east coast! my skin has never been so dry/itchy before! I HATE IT! :( definitely making my way to the store after reading this!