SHOWER SOS: Winter Overall for the Bath & Shower

shower_blackwhiteHey Sistas!

Many of you on the East Coast are experiencing the first snowfall of the year. Believe it or not- it was 90 degrees here in LA yesterday, but the evenings are getting chilly and I have started to overall my bath & shower routine to prepare for the winter in Texas. It dropped to the 30’s there yesterday so I know my skin will have to adapt! Our skin, perspiration and oil production changes as the season’s change so it’s important to change your body wash, shampoo/conditioner and lotions. You know I am a Drugstore Diva and love finding great healthy products at the corner CVS, grocery store or Target.

Here’s my faves for giving your shower a winter SOS rescue: 

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//ALBA NATURAL VERY EMOLLIENT BATH & SHOWER GEL//

This bath gel blends aloe vera, botanical extracts and fragrant herbs to gently cleanse, nourish and moisturize for healthy-looking skin. Hypo-allergenic and pH balanced.

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//ST.IVES Purifying Sea Salt Body Wash//

Renew your skin’s surface to reveal healthier looking skin with the 100% natural  exfoliants. Brighten dull skin while also hydrating.  Containing mineral salt and Pacific sea kelp, which are known to  supply skin with vitamins and anti-oxidants, the purifying formula invigorates tired, sluggish skin.

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//EO Blue Chamomile & Lavendar Bubble Bath//

I am a diehard bath lover and enjoy creating a spa-like environment with great smelling bubbles. Many are too harsh and filled with alcohol and skin-drying ingredients. Do you ever get out of the bath and your skin feels tight and itchy? It’s probably your bubble bath. I love this one by EO with Glycerin, Rice Proteins, Allantoin, and Panthenol which moisturize, hydrate and nurture the skin. Naturally derived plant Panthenol (Vitamin B) restores moisture. 

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//SHEA MOISTURE Organice Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo + Restorative Conditioner//

An extra-moisturizing conditioner that de-tangles and repairs dry, damaged, or over-processed hair. With sea kelp, argan oil and raw, organic shea butter. Heal, grow and strengthen your hair!

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//ALBA Natural Very Emollient Foam Shave in Aloe Mint//

Enriched with aloe vera, calendula, chamomile and vitamin E, this highly lubricating foam helps fight off dryness and chaffing.

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//TRADER JOE’S Coconut Body Butter//

Before you get out of the shower, when your skin is still damp, apply a healthy oil based butter or straight coconut oil before your body lotion or use alone. I like to layer in the winter! This body butter contains Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E.

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//SHEA MOISTURE Olive & Green Tea Body Lotion//

Olive Oil exhibits a high content of healing Vitamin E and fatty acids which help to hydrate, repair and heal skin.  Green Tea contains powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage.  Avocado is rich in Vitamins A, D and E, Lecithin and Potassium which help nourish skin.

DO YOU HAVE A FAB WINTER SKIN REMEDY? PLEASE SHARE!

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Cheers to glowing beautiful hair & skin all winter long!

Love, Tiff

GOT SPOTS? Natural rememdies for sunspots! Yay, Fage!

Happy Humpday Hotties,

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One of the most asked beauty questions I receive is “HOW DO I GET RID OF SUNSPOTS”?  I battle this problem as well and have found several expensive products that are effective.  Many use hydroquinone which actually makes my sunspots worse! GRRRRR!  The Skincerity Nightly Masque definitely helped too, but I wanted to find some natural home remedies which are healthy and inexpensive.  Let the research begin….

I was thrilled to find out that the Fage Greek Yogurt I have been raving about does wonders on sunspots. (HAPPY DANCE)  I went straight to the fridge and plopped some on my upper lip and a few spots on my cheeks which are the normal areas most women with olive skin get hyperpigmentation.  If I let it go untreated for too long, I look like I have a faint mustache.  Not a cute look!  After continuing this everyday for over a week, the spots are fading.  Woohoo!  The lactic acid in yogurt acts as a natural lightener + brightener.

Another old ancient natural remedy is lemon juice.  Simply cut a lemon in half and massage the pulp of the lemon directly on the skin for about a minute, allow to dry and set on the skin for 15 minutes, then rinse. *WARNING*  Lemon juice is too acidic to be applied directly to sensitive skin.  Simply squeeze a few lemon wedges into an ounce of fresh, clean water (never tap), then apply and allow to set for 15 minutes, rinse.  Be sure to apply sunscreen afterward because the lemon juice will make your skin photosensitive and you could end up with more spots.  Do not use lemon juice daily.  You will should see results from using it about twice a week for a few months. 

Pineapple juice and tomato juice are also effective.  They both have enzymes which lighten spots and exfoliate the skin.  Simply apply the juice directly to the skin and dilute it if you have sensitive skin.  Allow to dry for 15 minutes, rinse.

*REMINDER* With any skin lightening program, it is vital to wear SPF on a daily basis.

If you try any of these tips, I would love to hear feedback in a month or so.

Go out there and glow!

Love, Tiff