In Preparation of Snow, Here’s How I Hydrate And Glow

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Am I the only one who starts nesting and stocking up on aaall of the things as we transition into the fall season? Fall through winter is when my energy starts to wane and I start backsliding in areas, most specifically self-care. Ironically enough, it’s also a time when I find myself pulling out the happy light, Himalayan salt lamp and buying all sorts of relaxing teas, oils, and supplements. It’s so easy to lose myself in the ebb and flow of motherhood and entrepreneurship during the holiday season. I end up in survival mode and have to make sure that I have the tools and constant reminders that I need to take care of myself. In the winter, I’m a mess as a wannabe island girl stuck in the Midwest. During the spring and summer I don’t have to make as much of an effort to find happiness as the sun, fresh air, and greenery are simply enough.

As the weather transitions, I notice changes in my skin. My face becomes pale and dry because while I’m inside hiding from the cold, I’m unintentionally hiding from the sun, too. Pair the bitter temps with the forced heat indoors and my skin starts looking how it’s looking. A mess. And during a season when I’m usually more moody and drained, having skin issues is one of the last things I need blocking my good vibes.

For a while I had completely fallen off of a skincare routine, but I’ve been trying to stay consistent. Even drinking a few extra glasses of water and getting a good night’s rest have worked wonders in keeping my skin supple. I do have my favorite go-to beauty products; two of which I’ve shared before. And on my way to grab those two at Walmart, I added two more products to try; some oldies but goodies that take me back to my childhood.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is my faaaavorite face cleanser. I’ve been using it for several years and have put my husband on to using it too. It’s our jam. I have combination skin that lives for a good exfoliant especially during the winter when flaking is more likely to happen.

The Simple Cleansing Wipes are also a favorite. Here’s a secret… I don’t like wearing makeup, but sometimes I do when I want to look a little more put together. As soon as I get in the house, the makeup and the outside elements HAVE TO come off. The quickest way to remove my makeup is with these Simple wipes. I love them especially on days when we come home exhausted after a long day of activities. They are bomb for travel as well.

I fell in love with Noxzema Classic Clean all over again. I remember using this during my adolescents. I love how creamy and tingly it feels on my face and it smells of refreshing nostalgia. It’s a perfect pick-me-up to start the morning especially when dealing with congestion. The eucalyptus opens the nasal passages right up.

The Pond’s Dry Skin Cream, I’ve never tried before, but it’s looking like it’s going to be a winter favorite. It’s rich and hydrat ing unlike my summer daytime moisturizer. I feel like I can use this dry skin cream at night too. I like to use a thicker moisturizer on my face at night so that I wake up with rejuvenated supple skin.

What are your favorite beauty buys at the moment? Any on your wishlist? Check out my four picks here!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Amy Desrosiers August 31, 2017 at 7:59 PM

    These are the same exact trio of products I use to keep my skin glowing too! It is already feeling really fall-like here in New England.

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  • Kelly Hutchinson August 30, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    My skin gets so dry and itchy in the fall into winter. I have to stock up on my skin care essentials.

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  • Rach Ferrucci August 30, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    I thought I was the only one who still used Pond’s. My mom always used it and I am loyal to it too! I also love Simple, I’ve tried others but they burn my eyes

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  • Our Family World August 30, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    I also use St. Ives Apricot Scrub! It does keep my skin nice and supple because it really gets rid of dull, dry, surface skin cells. Ponds Dry Skin Cream is a staple during the cold winter months.

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  • Robin Rue August 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    This looks like such a great routine and those products are awesome. I need to pick some up!

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  • Maria Carbone August 30, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    St. Ive’s has been my go-to for as long as I can remember. I am SO with you on the escaping from the cold. I pay for it as well. Dang winter. 😛

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  • Angela Milnes August 30, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    I see so many brands that I’ve used for years. They’ve been around for a while because they’re awesome!

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  • Carol Cassara August 30, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    I love that these products aren’t only perfect for taking care of our skin, but they’re affordable as well. I’ve been using some of these as well, and they’re amazing.

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  • Theresa August 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Ponds Cold Cream and St. Ives Apricot Scrub has been a part of my daily skin care regimen since I was a teen. The products are tip top, never letting me down!

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  • Meagan August 29, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    These are some great suggestions. I can’t believe we are already planning for winter.

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  • Shelly Ismail August 29, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    My husband keeps an old school jar of Noxema by the sink. I sneak and use it and wonder if he wonders why it runs out so fast. LOL My mom used to use Pond’s cream growing up. I remember her skin feeling so smooth and supple. These are some good classics that are perfect for just about any skin type. You glow naturally though 😉

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  • Kristin August 29, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    I really need to really work on my beauty routine. You’ve shared some really great tips here.

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  • Maureen August 29, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Those products are a must have, I need to stock up again. I cannot believe the sun is about gone already 🙁 Boo!

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  • Pam August 29, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    My skin gets dry and looks rough during the fall and winter, too. I need to make it a point to take care of it.

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  • Liz Mays August 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Establishing this healthy skincare routine early really is going to pay off when the air dries out! I need to look into the cleansing cream!

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  • Kiwi August 29, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    I am a stickler for St.Ives. I love the brand. I am in NYC currently and went to the St.Ives Mixxy Bar and made my own facial scrub and it was amazing!

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  • Colleen Lanin August 29, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Love it, love it, LOVE IT! You DO NOT have to spend a fortune to take good care of your skin! It’s a total myth that you need to buy pricey stuff to take care of your skin. Total. Myth.

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 29, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    These are great products. I’ve been using Noxzema and Pond’s for years, and they work great. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have great skin.

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