My Self Care “Secrets” For Mid-Lifers
Self care is a term that I use a lot because it’s an important part of physical and mental health. Self care helps with feeling great and looking your best at any age. It helps to minimize the effects of aging as we grow older. Have you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in years and notice that they haven’t aged since you saw them last? Actually, they may look even younger! You wonder or outright ask them if they got any” work done” or what their “secret” is There are many factors involved in maintaining a youthful appearance. Some people do get cosmetic procedures done (which is totally cool); others are just blessed. Either way, self care still plays a large part in it.
Warm Weather Natural Hair Routine
Natural hair care routines literally change with the weather! With dryer air during the colder seasons comes the need to take extra care to maintain moisture in our curls. The warm weather seasons replace the air’s dryness with humidity. I’m not a big fan of humid weather. However, my hair absolutely thrives on humidity, giving me some of my very best wash and go styles!
In this post I am sharing my updated natural hair routine along with the current products that I’m using since the weather has warmed up. My hair is really growing so I’ve tweaked my weekly routine a bit (click here for more information on my original wash and go routine).
My Daily Body Care Routine
My 51-year old skin is a tale of opposites. The skin on my face can be like an oil slick at times and requires a routine tailored for oil/combination-type skin. The skin on my body is super dry and calls for a body care regimen that provides all-day moisture. Extra TLC is needed unless I want to spend the day in dry, ashy discomfort.
The following steps are what I do daily in my body care routine. Give it a try to help combat your battle with dry skin!
How To Moisturize Natural Hair During The Winter
Natural hair care in the winter can be quite a challenge for us naturalistas! Many curly girls turn to protective styles to help protect their hair from the harsh elements. I’ve tried protective styles as well, but they have made very little difference in the health of my hair. I always ended up going back to my old faithful – the wash and go! It has been my go-to style ever since I went natural almost five years ago. My hair has thrived and I wear it this way all year round. I follow my same basic hair routine (Wash and Go Routine for Natural Hair) throughout the year, but I tweak some things in the winter to accommodate the cold weather.
Why You Should Try A Bentonite Clay Hair Mask
Bentonite clay masks have earned a permanent place in my hair regimen! Once a month, I replace co-washing my hair with this mighty mask and here is why!
Have you ever used products (conditioner, moisturizers, gels, etc) that have done wonders for your hair and, suddenly, they “stopped working?” Based on my experience, there is a very good reason for this. Over time, environmental toxins and hair care products can build up on your hair and scalp. This buildup can prevent your hair from receiving the maximum benefits that your products have previously provided.