What’s missing in your skincare routine?

Hydration.

That word is often overlooked when it comes to skincare. Whether you have Oily, Dry, or Combination skin, it is important to hydrate your skin. The reason why most breakouts occur is because the skin is not obtaining the moisture level it needs to be healthy. One of the best ways to ensure your skin is hydrated is by doing an overnight hydration face mask. By doing your regular skincare routine and then applying the mask on and going to bed, you are allowing your skin to stay hydrated without interruption for 6-8 hours. However many hours you sleep at night. Two overnight masks that work well for an affordable price are Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask and Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Overnight Gel Mask. While I love both masks, I can’t help but think that Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Mask, hydrates more than the Kiehl’s mask. Although that is my opinion. I suggest trying both and seeing which one is more suitable for you and your skin.

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating MaskNeutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Overnight Face Mask - 0.3 fl oz - image 1 of 8

Why your circle matters

I have always been told to watch the company I keep. Like most things at a young age, this went in one ear and out the other. Little did I know that that small saying would be something that I hold close to me later in life. As I get older the more I understand how important it is to keep people around you that are bettering your life. Most times, we keep people in our life for longer than they were supposed to be there. Some people are seasonal, others are permanent. When you learn who is supposed to be in your life for a season and who is there for a reason, you begin to not tolerate any and everyone who comes into your life. You begin to watch how that person is helping you in a positive way? Do they add joy to your life? Do they encourage you? Do they let you know when you’re wrong or you need to get your attitude in check? Are they motivating you to boss up and follow your dreams? These things matter because if you do not have someone in your life asking or telling you these things, that person probably will not be there long. As you begin to evaluate your purpose on earth, do not forget people’s purpose in your life as well.

Going back to Hawaii?

After the first time I visited Oahu, Hawaii, I decided why not go back and experience this lovely island one more time! Going back to Hawaii was my graduation gift, and I could not have been more happy going back to visit! Like the first time, Hawaii was beautiful, vibrant and filled with the most happy, loving people. Because this was my second time on the Island, I decided to take advantage of the scenery more and adventure. I hiked Diamond Head, the famous volcanic structure, got to kiss a dolphin, and ate until my heart was content. Never once did I think I would get to go to Hawaii twice in one year, but even traveling to another state in the U.S. opened my eyes to just how important it is to get out and see other parts of the world.

My 4 keys to life

Life can be very overwhelming. Between finding your purpose and finding who you are, it’s so easy to lose yourself in the process. Nobody said it would ever be easy, but if you carried 4 key tips to dealing with life’s ups and downs, maybe your days would feel just a little better. Enjoy my 4 keys to dealing with life.

  1.  Find your happy place-This could be a place or an activity, have something that constantly keeps you engaged and excited.
  2. Know Your Worth-Now this is easier said than done, but having daily affirmations that you tell yourself can keep you loving yourself everyday.
  3. Give yourself space from people-Too much of one thing is never good, that pertains to people as well. Spend time alone with yourself at least once a week. Take time to learn something new about yourself, relax, or pick up a new hobby.
  4. Drink Water-Now this one may seem cliche, but drinking water not only keeps the skin clear, it also flushes the toxins out of the body, allowing you to hydrate and rejuvenate.

Being the better person

Have you ever felt like you wanted to be better but didn’t know where to start? We have all been in situations where we felt as though something wasn’t worth out time or energy, so we dropped it. But, that probably made us the bigger person, did it make us the better person? Sometimes being the better person is not always how we act, but how we think. After getting into an altercation with someone did you curse them out in your head? Did you evoke negative thoughts? If so, you still projected negativity into your mind. Meaning what you say is also apart of being the better person. Telling someone to have a blessed day and actually meaning it are different things. Bettering yourself is a mindset. When you know and or think better then you can begin to do better.