How to fight winter dry skin

Skin that starts getting dryer and dryer as temperatures drop is not only unattractive but could be very uncomfortable. And I am not talking about light feeling of dryness but the one that makes you itchy, gives you that burning feeling , red bumps and patches appear on your body and you just don’t know how to deal with it because you have tried every product that promises deep hydration but nothing seems to work.

As someone that has sensitive skin that gets super dry in the winter I can tell you it is always a struggle for me to get through those winter months. But with a lot of trail and error I now manage to get my skin to somewhat healthy state and relieve all the uncomfortable issues that usually arise during that time of the year. It is this very simple routine that has been working with great results and I am here to share.

First I want to start with what you should be avoiding or minimizing in order to keep your skin’s natural moisture under control. Hot showers and bubble baths are unfortunately your enemy. I know a nice, long bubble bath when it’s cold outside sounds amazing but the hot water and the artificial ingredients in the bubbles could really worsen the health of your skin. If you really want to pamper yourself with a relaxing bath though, use Epsom salt, baking soda, essential oils and coconut oil instead of bath bombs or bubble gel, and fill the tub with lukewarm water. (Skip the pink bubbles for some other time.)

One very beneficial thing that you can do for your skin is exfoliating! Even though you might be skipping this step just because your skin feels sensitive and you are afraid to irritate it but the importance of exfoliating is still in effect as any other time of the year. I feel like most of us tend to exfoliate our bodies in the Spring and Summer when our skin is more exposed and we feel the need to have that smooth, silky skin. And then Winter comes we bundle up and kind of put this extra step away . But it is still an essential step for the health of our skin . Our skin renews daily and sheds the old cells, some of those loose skin cells might be washing away in the shower but a lot of them just get trapped on the surface, causing clogged pores, uneven dry patches and affecting our detoxification through the skin. Sloughing off those dead skin cells will not only diminish the look of that ashy skin but will make the products used afterwards penetrate deeper and do their magic.

The exfoliation in the winter should be a little bit more gentle though.

I stay away from rough exfoliating mitts that I usually use to remove old fake tan, also keeping my hands off very abrasive products. Dry skin brushing is my number one way to exfoliate year round plus it has all other kind of benefits. And doing it after a long day in a chilly winter evening actually feels so good and relaxing because it warms your whole body up and helps minimize the stress. Try to find a natural soft bristle brush and use gentle upward strokes or small circles. It helps brush away skin that is dead and dry , leaving fresh skin, unclogging the pores and making the moisturizer applied later go on smoother. Another reason this is my exfoliating method of choice is because it doesn’t involve any artificial products that tend to irritate my already sore skin even more.

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Next I am very carful of the products I use to clean my skin. For my body I use a paraben free shower gel and try to stay away from highly fragrant products. Same goes for the face. A mild cleanser that doesn’t sud and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight is what I look for.

I am currently using shower gel by Bondi Sands that I find is mild enough to do the job. It has Ph balanced formula that is gentle on the skin and fortified with Aloe Vera and Coconut.

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And for my face I use Evoluderm wash that is creamy and non irritating. This french brand is very inexpensive and of a really high quality. I get it at Marshalls. Couldn’t find the same one online but here is another one that’s in my rotation.

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Moisturizing is what makes the uncomfortable itchy feeling go away. This is the step I never skip!

I will share my holy grail moisturizing products . And I have tried a lot. I find many of the high end brands feel luxurious and smell nice but don’t really give me that moisture and relief I need. So I use a drugstore, affordable, tried and tested products. Nivea Original Body lotion is the one that really hydrates my body and keeps it nice and moisturized for long. Not only it makes the tight skin feeling go away but it gives a nice glow to the skin making it appear healthy and glowing.

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And for the face is a bit different story, especially during the day. If you wear makeup, it’s hard to combine it with very heavy moisturizer .But you do need to change your face skincare according to the season. If you are still using that gel like moisturizer that you loved a month ago and wondering why your skin feels rough?? Time to put it away! Afraid to get oil based serums because you are prone to breakouts? Get something that is lightweight but has moisturizing properties, something that is fragrance free and oil free.

I love this one from First Aid Beauty

It is face and body moisturizer, doesn’t really moisturize my body enough but works great on my face. Feels really light , goes well under makeup and gives me enough moisture during the day.

And at night is when I like to add extra moisture especially on my face. The last step in my skin routine is Weleda Skin Food. It doesn’t replace my moisturizer or any of my skincare products. I usually use it as a last step after my serums/oils and moisturizer to seal everything in. It is a very rich cream that acts like barrier and doesn’t let all the moisture added with other products evaporate. I would highly recommend this product especially if you sleep in heated room that usually makes the air extra dry and this affect the health of the skin in a negative way.

l use a very small amount of the cream, warm it up in between my fingers and gently tap around my eyes, my mouth and a bit on the cheeks. This cream is multi purpose and great for the whole body so I sometimes use it on my hands and any other part I need extra help.

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A little reminder to drink plenty of water to hydrate inside out and don’t forget the use of SPF on all areas that are exposed.

And one last thing is invest in a humidifier. It is a great way to add humility that leaves your home the moment you turn the heater on. It’s beneficial not only for your beauty but your health as well.

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At home manicure step-by-step | Nude nails with swirl nail art

I posted a video on my YouTube channel where I am showing you how I do my nails at home. I did this DIY trendy nail art with swirls . I am nowhere near professional but I like to DIY my manicure because it saves me time and money. I hope this step-by step tutorial inspires you to do your mani at home as well . I had poly gel extensions for a bit and remove them and my nails are really damaged and thin . I am giving them a break from gel nail polish so I am doing regular nail polish.

It is very nice to just go and get your nails done at the salon but honestly every time I get mine done the polish would either chip the next day or I would get those fake looking nails. Probably it is just me that I haven’t found a good nail tech but last time I got some gel extensions they looked so fake that I started fixing them myself and I got way better results.

Watch my YouTube video where I show you this DIY trendy nail art with swirls. It is not perfect but I like that it looked unique and hand drawn. Just like art 🙂 I feel anyone can do this, just use a light hand and don’t stress about it.

Products used:

Nail Buffer –

Nail File –

Cuticle Pusher –

Cuticle Nipper –

Primer –

Nail Polish Thinner –

Nail Polish ( nude) –

Nail Polish ( white ) –

Nail Art Brushes –

Top Coat –

Cuticle Oil –

Moisturizing Cream –

Beauty & Wellness things that can boost your confidence and make you feel better

Some days or even weeks can be just blah. Nothing excites you , you feel a bit depressed and drained and you just don’t want to do anything. It is okay to let your emotions control you once in a while and just spend some time with yourself . Moments like this can be recharging but also put a toll on your overall well being and confidence.

Here I will wrap up some of my favorite mood and confidence boosting beauty and wellness things that I like to incorporate in my life especially after a bad week that made me feel and look like a train wreck.


Anything works here. The sweatiest the better. It has been proven by science many times that any physical activity releases hormones of happiness. It will get you nicely tired and can give you a better and restful sleep at night. Which on the other hand can make you feel and look way better. And also when I feel my muscles sore it makes me feel more toned and defined right away. I know that this is just my brain tricking me but it makes me feel sexier and more confident. You should definitely incorporate a workout when you feel stressed and depressed. If that is not for you go on a hike, try biking or jogging . Being outside will also have positive impact on your mood. Whatever you choose, move your body and try to push yourself a little bit out of your comfort zone.

Even if it’s just 20 min . The moment you step into choosing yourself and showing up for you, a lot happens for your confidence, your trust and your love within yourself.


Getting a fresh manicure will instantly make you look polished and fancy. Even though maybe not a lot of people will notice the style of your manicure or the color choice it just makes other people see you as put together. A person with done nails will give the vibe of a strong and classy personality, as opposed to the person with chipped nail polish, missing nails, rough cuticles will give a negative vibe as I just woke up, not motivated to do anything. And the way other people perceive you will affect the way they treat you which on the other hand can boost your confidence .Even if you don’t like nail polish or your work environment requires you to have bare nails you can still get a mani to give your nails more polished and clean look.

By the way I love doing my own nails as it is therapeutic for me


This sounds very similar to the previous one but not really. I feel it is even more important. Pedicure is definitely something you do mostly for yourself, especially in the colder months. It still makes you look better but what mostly matters here is the way something as little as this can make you feel. It can give you that feeling of “I am ready for anything” and “I got everything under control “.

Get a fake tan

I feel like when I loose that summer glow my pale skin makes me look tired even when I am not. Go explain everyone you had enough sleep when you look pale and washed out. Once I apply some self tanner I right away look more toned, fresher , more youthful and it right away makes me feel like a new , sexier version of myself.

Whiten your teeth

Bright smiles goes a long way! It’s an easy way to make yourself feel good in an instant. I like this 5 minute gel that is super inexpensive and doesn’t make my teeth sensitive and 10-15 minutes is usually what it takes to notice a difference.


Drink plenty of H2O! It might sound irrelevant but when you stay well hydrated you help your body get rid of toxins which can have all kinds of negative influence on your body and mood. I have noticed when I drink adequate amount of water my skin shows it up right away. It makes my complexion clear and glowing and that’s a mood booster for me right there. I also like adding citrus or cucumber to my water to give it a more desirable taste.

How to get baby soft feet at home | How to DIY Pedicure Tutorial

Check out my latest YouTube video on how I do my pedicures at home to get perfect looking feet every time. It is a spa like relaxing pedicure routine and I hope you enjoy it 🙂


Bondi Sands Shower Gel –

Exfoliating Glove-

Exfoliating Scrub-

Nail Clipper-

Nail File-

Sally Hansen Cuticle Removing Gel-

Cuticle Pusher-

White Nail Polish-


Moisturizing Balm-

Top Coat –

Nail Dryer Spray –

Sale Alert from Alo Yoga

I am so excited that this bundle from Alo Yoga is on sale right now. It’s everything you need for a pilates or yoga class. They named it the Ultima Home Studio Set but I better be seen with it. So cute and so many colors to choose from. I’ve been eyeing it for a while now and I would like to grab one for myself. But also with the holidays approaching this can make a great gift for the workout addict.

I am torn between the pink and the black set ,oh it’s so hard to pick one . Which one would you choose?

The Ultimate Home Workout Set –

And if yo spend $250+ on the website right now you can get the signature Alo yoga tote for free.

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