While I don’t have dry skin, I do know how it feels to have one. At one stage, my cheeks were so dry and tight, I felt like they’d cracked when I smiled. It was awful. So when a reader by the name of Ann wrote in a comment recently that she is faced with increasingly dry skin and no face cream or moisturizer seems to help, I could empathize with her pain. But the question I found myself asking: is her issue a case of dry skin or dehyrated skin?
Even though I have a few commercial body scrubs in my stash, I like to use a DIY scrub on some days, mainly out of boredom and wanting some novelty. That or to get rid of some ingredients in the kitchen. Anyway, many ingredients can double up as homemade scrubs but without a binder like yogurt or honey, they disintegrate quickly. So the other day I was making my tea with the disposable tea bags and looking at them, I thought hey, these make perfect scrub bags! I must have been inspired by the Jo Lauren Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Bags!
While I don’t take special care of my lips, I’m quite a lip balm addict. I don’t think I’ve ever finished using a tube though as I always have a handful on rotation and even before I’m done with any of them, I will usually add new ones to my collection. So what is it about lip balm that appeals to me? Well, I can’t quite put my lips to it but I just know I can do without lipsticks but I can’t do without a lip balm. Anyway, I wanted to show you some of the lip balms that are on current rotation. They are either stashed in my bag or strewn on my desk.
While I use my lips a lot, I don’t really take special care of them. Apart from some occasional scrubbing, daily applying of lip balm and lipstick, I don’t use anything else on my lips. Heck, I don’t even use a lip product with SPF! So the last thing I’d expected to receive in my mail was this Marie Veronique Organics Pacific Lip Treatment, a brand new product just launched barely a week ago. To be honest, it didn’t excite me much because like I said, lip care is really not on my agenda. But I was curious anyway and wanted to see for myself if a natural formulation can actually plump up my lips.
If you ask me what’s my favorite breakfast, I’ll tell you it’s jam on toast. Yes, I’m boring like that. But I’m leery that jam can be too sweet and so I’m selective too. Last year, I found St Dalfour’s fruit spread and between my son and me, we’ve consumed a number of bottles now. They’re made of real fruits and juice concentrate, and are absolutely delicious. The best thing? This vegan jam is low in glycemic index (GI) and that means it’s pretty safe for my skin.