7 Tips to Combat Dry, Winter Skin

This post is sponsored by Olay.

When the seasons change, so does my skin care routine. During the summer, Chicago is hot and humid so a sunscreen with a moisturizer usually does the trick. But winter skin is a whole ‘nuther ballgame. It gets itchy. It cracks. It’s red. And it’s just plain old uncomfortable. But I have a few tricks to keeps my skin looking heathy and silky smooth. For today’s post, I’ve partnered with Olay to share with you my top 7 tips to combat dry winter skin.

7 Tips To Combat Dry Winter Skin

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Self Care & Coming Up For Air

Self care — it’s one of the last things on my mind. In fact, I’m struggling to even think of what my needs might be. The hustle of unemployment, being a mom and wife, the holidays, and all the noise from the media…well, let’s just say life has taken my quiet time to an all time low.

A list of ideas for self care.

This last week, I’ve especially felt like I was drowning. Every time I pick up my phone, there seems to be an email or phone call or request that cannot be ignored. At night it’s mommy, I need this. Mommy, watch me dance. Mommy, watch Moana for the 486th time with me. All I want to do is come up for air and breath.

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Wrinkles, Chemical Peels, Botox & More

When people find out I’m in my early 40s, I’m always asked what I use on my skin. Well, I’ve been getting facials since my late 20s, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Yes, I’ve always been pretty much skin obsessed, but since I started seeing a dermatologist, my skin hasn’t looked better. Today I thought I’d share with you a few services I’ve had done, what I thought about them, and if I’d do them again.
Tales from the dermatologist. Get all the deets on botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, IPL and more.
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My New Morning Routine — Maybe A Workout?

How many of you hit the snooze button? I don’t know about you, but I’m so not a morning person. I wish I was. The Boy hears that first beep and boom, he’s up, showered, has empties his inbox, and probably had a conference call or two. He has a very rigid morning routine. Yes, we are complete opposites.

New Morning Routine Workout Plan

The old routine was awake by 6:12AM, shower, coffee, train, and walk from the Metra station to work. Since getting laid off, I smack my phone about 17 times. My kids climb into bed with me, curl up, play with their iPads or watch cartoons, and I’m in dreamy dreamy land. My brain says to my body, “really…why do you need to wake up?” Well, I don’t, but I should. If I wake up at 9AM, the morning is gone. Suddenly I feel behind. I haven’t been on Instagram, or checked email, the coffee is almost gone, and I’ll probably shower around 2PM if I’m lucky. I no longer have time to workout. My day is now a scramble of playing catch up. That feeling in no bueno.

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I’m Bringing The Scrunchie Back

If you’ve ever seen the Sex and the City episode where Carrie slams Berger for mentioning a scrunchie in his novel Hurricane Pandora, then you will understand the reason for this post. She claims that no New Yorker in her right mind would ever wear one. The only acceptable occasion to wear a scrunchie is while washing your face. 

Bringing The Scrunchie Back

Hello. My name is Kyla, and I rock a scrunchie in public multiple times a week. Let’s take a long pause for dramatic effect.

Ok, now that we’ve got that awkwardness out of the way, I’m here to declare my determination to bring the scrunchie back. 

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