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Why I take daily showers and moisturise my skin everyday

Growing up, taking daily showers and moisturising was the norm. I didn’t know of any other way to keep clean. Later in life, I found out so many other people don’t take daily showers and do not moisturise everyday, and I was like what? I am now used to the fact that not everyone has daily showers. Many people think their skin is more healthy if they skip a shower a day or 2. I disagree with that. No shower means they have no reason to moisturise (their opinion). Some do shower more regularly but see no reason why they should moisturise their skin afterwards. I disagree.

 

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Why I take daily showers

I can’t imagine not taking daily showers. Even when I feel ill, I feel instantly better after a shower/bath. Water has the power like that. It could just be my mindset and my upbringing that has me set in my ways. But I can’t imagine deliberately having showers only a couple of days a week. I think I  will feel very dirty.

The whole idea of daily showers drying out the skin is a myth as far as I know. My skin looks great for a 30 something year old mum of 2. As long as the shower isn’t too warm, and you are not in there for ages, your skin will be fine. I always use natural soaps/bodywash , so nothing too harsh on my skin. And I don’t scrub my skin too hard. Gentle scrubbing with mild bodywash/soap and not too warm shower works great for my skin and my mental health. Also, moisturising your skin immediately after having a shower would help replenish any lost moisture. More on that below.

 

Why I moisturise my skin everyday

Using the right skincare products for your skin type is also very important. I always make sure I have the right skincare products stocked in my bathroom cabinet for my daily routine. As a beauty blogger, I come across all sorts of skincare/beauty products every week, and I always restock products that work great on my skin. It is very important to moisturise your skin everyday. It keeps your skin hydrated and looking supple. The moisturiser also helps your skin regain any lost moisture from showering.

I always apply my moisturiser immediately after showering. That way my skin can soak in all the goodness.

 

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I know my skincare routine won’t work for everyone but it works great for me. The thought of deliberating skipping daily showers and moisturising makes me itch 😊

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Protecting your natural hair during winter

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Winter is almost over and I cannot wait for it to end. It feels like the chilly season has gone on forever. I have been rocking my natural hair for some years now and loving it. Sometimes it is a lot harder to manage my hair especially when I don’t have a protective style on for some time but I won’t ever have my hair texturised again. Winter is a very harsh time of the year for the skin and hair, especially when the hair is natural. So it makes sense to think ahead of various ways to protect your hair during winter.

 

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Here are a few tips that you may find useful when it comes to managing your hair during the winter season –

 

Protective Styles

I like to have my natural hair in protective styles. It allows me have a relaxing haircare routine, and it looks beautiful. The fro is currently out to play as I type but I have booked a session with my hairdresser and will have a protective style done in the next few days.

Protective styles protect the hair from excessive breakage and encourage hair growth, which is what every natural hair woman wants. These styles keep the hair ends concealed by tucking them away. This stops tugging, pulling, and manipulation of the hair. Protective styles vary from cornrows to buns, two-strand twists, and braids.

 

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Moisturise

You need to remember to moisturise your scalp as often as your hair needs. I usually moisturise mine and my daughter’s twice a day and that works great for our hair type. Keeping your hair moisturise is very important, especially in the winter months when the scalp tends to be a bit more dry.

Thanks to my amazing spray bottle,  I use water as our main hair moisturiser, along with some hair oil. This combination helps the hair stay hydrated and moisturised. I am currently loving my Cantu hair leave in conditioner and Cantu Shea Butter Hair and Scalp Oil.

 

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Keep the hair clean

Washing the hair is very important as we all know. I like to pay special attention to my hair wash days in the chilly months. My SheaMoisture shampoo and conditioner help me do just that. I have been using SheaMoisture for many years now and it is one of my favourite haircare brands.

 

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Keep your scalp warm

I always wear a hat when it gets really cold, even when I have a protective style on. It is just an added boost, and it helps protect my scalp from the harsh weather conditions. Wearing a hat in the winter months is a great way to protect your natural hair and scalp. I am happy to have quite a few hats at the ready for when I need it.

 

How do you keep your hair protected during the winter months?

 

 

Giveaway – Win L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit

The last giveaway ended yesterday and the winner of the Quiz Rose Gold Snake Print Clutch Bag has been contacted. This new giveaway is for the beauty/makeup fans. I am giving away a L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit. It is a multi-use holographic glow kit for a high impact, customisable glow. I think it is a great makeup product. Definitely handy to have one of these Glow Kits in the makeup bag. It is great for creating that stunning glow. I have one of these myself and I love it. I use it every now and again, and I love the shades so much.

 

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The Shades

This palette has 5 high-shimmer shades – icy blue, iridescent white and galactic gold, neon pink and frosted purple. You can mix the shades together for a different look or use as a single shade. If you are after a more intense highlight, wet your makeup brush before applying the highlighter.

 

Giveaway Rules

If you like this L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit and want to win, you need to do the following –

 

  1. Retweet this post.
  2. Follow me on Twitter if you are mot already following.
  3. Follow me on Instagram if you are not already following.
  4. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit. Do include your Twitter name in the comment box so I know how to find you.

You cam also follow my Facebook page to stay updated on all blog giveaways and other posts.

 

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks only. it ends 23rd February at 10pm. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted via Twitter so make sure you drop your Twitter name. This giveaway is open to UK residents only. You have to be over 18 years to take part.

Good luck guys. Have a good one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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