Hi Darlings! I hope you are enjoying your Friday so far?

I received some questions to my last post about skin-care, which products I use and I must say I am a huge fan of Dermalogica. (this is not a sponsored post or anything...) They are just simply great and makes my skin flawless. I needed to get a few new products and usually I would go to Globus in Zurich to purchase as I find it nice but currently I am simply too busy to have time to pass by.

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Now, online shopping is really not optimal in Switzerland and very few boutiques exists online and the ones existing are so poorly done that they doesn't invite to shop and I don't feel tempted to make any purchases. But I thought I give it an honest try today and started to google "Dermalogica Online" and yep, I found Dermalogica own existing webshop. Great! It is not very nicely done, but it works so to say. So for you who's dying to see what I use for my face - here we go - !

My order...

I have a normal to dry skin and for that I use Skin Smoothing Cream mixed with sunscreen and Eye Complex cream during the day. At night I use Intensive moisture balance cream. I also purchased the Skin Perfect set that I wanted to try that holds night repair drops and sunscreen formula.

Hope that gave some answers to your questions. BIG HUG! 

Good morning friends! How are you today? Did you sleep well? I slept all night which for me is rare, normally I wake up at least one time. I need to share something funny! Last night when I made dinner I needed to reach up to get some spices and we have the cabinet so high up I almost need to jump up. So what happens; the garlic power falls inside the cabinet and as it was open it starts to sprinkle all over me and in my hair! I started to scream “help me help me” as I couldn’t reach up and luckily I have a very tall partner who saved me! :) Oh gosh! I promise you that I could find garlic powder in each corner of our kitchen and myself afterwards. So if I smell garlic today now you know why!
What I really wanted to tell you about was my winter skin routines. I guess I am not the only one struggling with dry skin, cracked lips and hair that’s electrified! So what do I do “stay healthy in the winter” and what are my “simple routines for being healthy”… I thought I tell you in a “daily life” kind of way, as I believe if you want to improve something you better include it in your daily routines.
I drink lots of water! The first thing I do in the morning is turning on hot water with ginger (I have dropped the lemon water as my dentist warned me for emalj damage!) I let the ginger stay in the water over night and boil it in the morning. This flushes your body and fills up with new water (as we do sweat a lot during our sleep even if we don’t notice). Through out the day, i drink 2-3 liters of water.
I use only mild and caring facial products: I wash my face with very mild products; In the morning I use only water to wash my face and afterwards I use a light natural serum and a facial cream without oil (oil dries out my skin). In the evening I wash with a soft cleansing milk, afterwards a milky facial water to remove all the rests of the makeup. Then night serum, eye cream and the same facial cream as during the day. I exfoliate my skin and use facial masks once a week, I do this in the evening and let the mask stay over night. And believe it or not; I do see the difference the day after.
Nails and hair; I get my nails done at the saloon in the winter, as it both protects them and I don't need to worry about them braking all the time. I use a hair mask in the my ends each time I shower and let it stay there. Some say this is wrong but it works for me and I wont look like a electro shocked cat each time I take of a sweater.
But they key is really what you put inside your body, and what you do to activate it. In the winter we have two things that might effect our skin, hair and how we feel: Sports and Vitamins.
In the winter we move less that effects our blood flow. Blood flow is necessary to transport our cells, reduce toxins and creates new cells. It is kind of the highway inside the body. When we move less and have our heart pumping less we transport less blood around in our bodies. This of course effect how we look and feel. So I try to move and workout as much as I can. The second is the lack of sunlight, that gives us all the vitamins. To compensate for this I make fruit juices for me and my partner that we drink on a weekly basis.
Do you have any tips and trick for the winter season?
Hi darlings! How are you doing today? Here in Switzerland it’s super grey and rainy today… and the worst weather for my hair as any humidity makes super strait. I didn't even try to make any hair styling this morning other than a ponytail. :)

My hair is living it’s own life; some days I wake up and it’s all fluffy and bouncing and sometimes it’s straiter than strait. When I go to the hairdresser like I did last week at Scandinavia hair in Zurich, I love to get it styled, as that never usually happens on a normal day. So when my sweet hairdresser Linn asked me if I want to have a special styling, curly or strait. I said Yipii and YES, curly please as I never really style my hair properly. She curled me away and I felt like a queen leaving the saloon, BUT 10 minutes after having left the saloon my hair was as strait as never before. Gosh! Do you recognise this or am I the only one not being able to keep any styling?

At least it look very pretty on the picture, The Classical “after picture” 

Skin Routines

Hi there! I promised you to write about my skin routines.

And in fact, that wont take too long as they are rather simple but consistent. The word “routine” is the key to any glowing skin, one needs to repeat is every day and try to always stick to it even when you travel, coming home late or moody. The second key to flawless skin is that beauty truly comes from the inside, meaning what you do and what you eat will always show on your skin (if you are not a super human) and creams can only help you get it extra nice.

I start each and every morning with a big cup of hot lemon water; i boil water and squeeze 1 lemon into the hot water and drink it all before anything else. I wash my face with warm water, let it dry and put on a serum, an eye cream and light face cream (I use the same cream in winter and in summer….) I walk around drinking my lemon water, and prepare my clothes while the cream soaks into my skin before I put on makeup. In the evening I wash my face and neck carefully, firstly with a creamy and mild makeup remover and afterwards a foaming face soap. Lastly I take a cotton pad and remove the las makeup with face water. Then I copy the routine from the morning; eye cream, night serum and face cream. Voila!
But as soon as I break this routine, weather it is lemon water, too much wine-drinking, missing out of cleaning my face or just going to warmer climates I get acne around my chins. So no breaking of routines, or shall I call it skin-rules?!