Dealing With Your Winter Skin

Bella Breakdown Winter is coming, and so is your chapped skin. The winter months bring out dry, cold weather and can leave you feeling dry, parched, flaky, and itchy. So what can you do to heal your winter skin? 1. Stay away from hot baths and hot showers. The warm water and steam is a direct way to dry up your skin. Obviously you don’t want to take freezing showers in the winter, but make sure the water isn’t boiling hot… you know, just like you like it. 2. Lightly exfoliating really helps to alleviate your dead skin. Be...

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Use This Instead Of Lotion After You Shower

Bella Breakdown Moisturizing your skin after you take a shower is in most people’s everyday routine. But are you moisturizing with the right product? The American Academy of Dermatology stresses that people should be using an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments have the best effect for smoothing skin and increasing moisture. While a cream is still better than a lotion, it still falls behind ointments in terms of moisturizing benefits. There are still benefits to cream, though. Cream is good for making dry or irritated skin feel light and cool. The least effective is of course...

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DIY Spring Lotion Bars

Bella Breakdown Moisturize your skin and take in the sweet scent of spring with this DIY lotion bar! In a pot, melt 2 ounces of beeswax, 1 cup of coconut oil 1/2 cup shea butter, and a few drops of rose oil. Mix well. Pour the mixture into a cup and refrigerate for 10 minutes. To moisturize your skin, rub the bar onto your skin as you would a soap. Coconut oil helps to moisturize dry skin, shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties and helps heal irritated skin, beeswax has high antioxidant properties and acts as a skin rejuvenator, and...

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Keratosis Pilaris: What It Is & How to Manage It

This is a sponsored post. Could Those Bumps on Your Skin Be More Than Just Everyday Irritation? Listen up Bellas, today we’re hopefully going to bring some of you a whole lot of clarity when it comes to your skin. Here’s what we mean…check your upper arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. If you see or feel little bumps and patches of dry skin, don’t panic!! These bumps are pretty common and affect 40% of the adult population. Many of you may have had them and didn’t know what they were or maybe you’re just discovering them now. Either way...

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Skip the Department Store, Make Your Own Tinted Moisturizer

Sometimes we don’t want to wear a full face of makeup, but I am too self conscious to leave the house with out something on my face. This is when tinted moisturizer is perfect. But, instead of spending $30 to $40 for one, you can make one at home with things already in your makeup...

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