Favorite Winter Self Care Activity

There is something so soothing, relaxing and stress relieving in a long bath on a winter evening after a stressful day.

To be honest I wasn’t into baths before. Somehow it felt like torture to sit there and try to relax. I tried to listen to chill music, watch something I enjoy but my mind would constantly run and I couldn’t wait to get out of it and move to the next task. I started to get into the relaxing self care activity when I really got my mind off of everything and just started to be present in the moment. Reading a book is what really helped me get into that mode. And now it is a full ritual for me. I use epsom salt that I mix with a few drops of essential oils before I throw it into the water. Mixing the two together ensures the oils won’t just sit on top of the tub but will rather infuse the water .Depending on my mood I choose between lavender , peppermint and/or rosemary, when I need to calm my mind and relax my body. Citrusy like grapefruit, sweet orange and/or tangerine when I need more of uplifting energy. I light up a favorite candle and pour a glass of rosé! I also use oil diffuser to further add some aromatherapy touch.

I like to use the time to apply a face mask since the steam opens up the pores and makes it a great time for that . Lately I have been doing moisturizing masks just to combat my dry winter skin. And then I just enjoy this precious me time for about 30-35 minutes.

What is your favorite self care activity?

Here I want to leave some essential oil combinations that you can try either in your tub or in your diffuser.

  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Pine needle
  • Grapefruit
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Lemon

Holiday 2021 Gift Guide for Her

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I hope my selection helps you!

Have a very happy holiday season,

Xoxo Ivelina

Weleda Skin Food Review and how to use it to get glowing skin

I want to review a product that I have been obsessed with since I got it and it has been my savior for winter dry skin. I have very dry skin when temperatures drop and it not only looks ashy and ugly but also very uncomfortable and itchy. Living in Arizona where there is not much humidity year round has made this condition worsen over the years. Usually it is my body and hands that feel the worst but recently I have been expecting dryness around my face too.

I have tried many products that are meant to deeply moisturize but nothing was giving me the needed result. Most of the products will sink in immediately leaving my skin soft and hydrated only for a brief moment. Some moisturizers would leave a greasy film on my skin and still not provide the relief I need.

When I started waking up with dehydrated, red face that felt tight, showed all the fine lines around my eyes and made me look tired I knew I needed more than a moisturizer, something heavy duty.

I came across Weleda Skin Food. And I am obsessed! I think this will be a staple for me year round.

I will start by saying that this is a very rich cream meant to be used anywhere on your body. It is supposed to heal dry and rough skin. Some people say it is a body product but I have been using it on my face and haven’t had any issues. And their description on the back says “ whole body” which to me doesn’t exclude the face.

It would not be a product to replace your daily moisturizer. I consider it a multi-purpose healing balm kind of product.

It has very thick and a bit sticky consistency. It feels like wax, vaseline and cream mixed together. When you warm it in your fingers though it starts melting and gets a bit lighter and easier to apply. The smell I detect is really light and flowery, a bit of lemon peel with sweet notes, but also has a natural product smell. The smell of beeswax and natural oils.

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It is paraben free
Phthalates free
No synthetic preserves and fragrances
No animal testing

TIPS on How To use it:

I use it mainly on my hands and my face. And I mainly use it in the evening.

I do my evening skin care routine. Wash my face apply my serums, moisturizers and all that I normally do. This doesn’t replace any of my facial products. I use it on top of everything to seal it in and get the extra hydration and protection from this product. I warm a little bit (a pea size) of the cream in my fingers and gently apply under my eyes, around my mouth and on my cheeks. It feels sticky and it doesn’t sink in right away, it provides a barrier and seals in all the other products. It for sure goes on my pillowcase since I go to bed like a greasy ball but doesn’t show any oily stains. In the morning my skin feels way more supple, radiant and soft. The hydration that this product leaves makes my fine lines plumper and they are not that noticeable. Also that tight feeling that I use to have is gone!

I am just in love with this product and will be using it year round. Especially around my eyes to make sure this area is well moisturized so I can slow down wrinkles and fine lines.

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