28 October 2020

5 Effortless Tips To Improve Your Dry Skin


As opposed to oily skin, dry skin is unable to retain the natural moisture of the sebum production and makes the skin feel stretchy and rough.

Dry skin can be due to several internal and external factors. The severity of the problem of dry skin depends on the number and intensity of these factors. Some of the most common factors include over-washing, dehydration, hormonal imbalances, and using wrong skin type cosmetics.

And as uncomfortable it is to feel your skin tight and dull, there are a few simple tips that can help your battle with dry skin:



Moisturize Immediately 


Every time after washing your skin, you should moisturize it using dry-skin friendly lotions or ointments.

It is also important to use different products for different parts of your body:

             For your face, use a facial moisturizer that is free of alcohol and added-scent.

             For your hands, try using a fast-acting hand cream that is will leave your hands soft for a longer time.

             For your feet, heel balms and thick moisturizers that can exfoliate the skin will have immediate relief.

             For chapped lips, try using a nourishing lip balm and exfoliator to remove the dead skin. 



Exfoliate Weekly 


To get rid of the dead and chapped skin, make sure to exfoliate once a week. Check myawesomebeauty.com to get specific tips about exfoliation.

By removing the top layer of dead skin, your new and healthier-looking skin will be in the spotlight.  Thus, leaving you radiant and allowing the moisturizers to absorb better. 



Use Sunscreen 


You should always use sunscreen, no matter the season (yes, even when it is not sunny). The sun damage can worsen your dry and age your skin even more. This is why you should choose a sunscreen that fits your skin type and leaves your skin moisturized. 



Don’t Use Too Much Hot Water


Don’t boil yourself in the shower. As much as you might love it, it is actually really bad for your skin. Hot water dries the skin by breaking down the lipids of your skin – which are protecting your skin from dehydration.

To ensure that your natural oils are still intact, use moderately warm water and take a quick shower rather than a long one. Another thing worth mentioning is that you should not dry your skin with a rough towel. Instead, gently pat your face or hands using a cotton or microfiber towel. 



Using The Right Ingredients 


As unfortunate it is, fragrance and scented cosmetics can dry the skin and are not recommended and can irritate your skin.

Therefore, using fragrance-free skincare products that are for dry or sensitive skin will be your best friend. Before you buy something, make sure to check if there are alcohol, fragrance, or retinoids listed in the ingredients – avoid if there are.

According to the cosmetist, The most effective ingredients for dry skin are Petrolatum, Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin, and Shea Butter. These ingredients help the skin lipids to trap the moisture, leaving your skin softer for a longer time.


Having a regular skincare routine intended for dry skin will help your skin feel soft and youthful.


Do you have a skincare routine? Share it with us!








26 October 2020

Personalized Baby Blankets and Gifts


Whether you're parents to be or shopping for a baby shower, personalized baby gifts make a wonderfully unique keepsake choice.  Personalized gifts are ones that can be treasured for years to come.  Lavington Designs is a top quality shop for everything personalized, especially when it comes to newborns!  


Personalized Baby Blankets

One of the most treasured and special gifts new parents can receive is a personalized baby blanket.  Lavington Designs features a wide array of these made out of high quality and long-lasting material.  Designs include initials, monograms, and name customization.  These not only make great gifts, but can also be used to feature in birth announcement photo shoots to share with friends and family!


Monogrammed Backpack Diaper Bag

If you're looking for practicality, where function combines with fashion, check out Lavington Designs' monogrammed backpack diaper bag by Land.  They feature the above pictured backpack diaper bag in a variety of colors.  You can personalize it with an array of fonts and colors available on their website.  This is a great carry all that is modern enough to transition from items on the go for a newborn to a toddler.

Personalized Baby Outfits

Bringing your baby home from the hospital is a special occasion.  This often includes the careful choice of what baby will wear home.  Lavington Designs understands how important this special moment is and with that they offer beautifully made coming home outfits for baby.  These outfits are able to be personalized to give the outfit that special touch!  Featured above is their Knit Blue Bubble and Bear Beanie Set by Paty.  This set can be customized to feature selected font and embroidery color.

For all your other personalization needs, Lavington Designs has it all!  They offer personalized items for children, adults, pets, home decor, weddings, and more.  Be sure to check out their website to see what items you might want for yourself or to gift to those on your upcoming holiday list!

23 October 2020

The Incredible Moms Podcast



Krystal Evaristo, a mom, wife, surrogate and Labor and Delivery Nurse- talks weekly with Incredible Moms about their birth stories. Topics include IVF, miscarriages, natural labor, c-sections, VBAC's, and the multiple struggles from trying to conceive to parenting. Different specialists of all kind will be featured, such as doulas, midwives, labor coaches, and much more will join the show to help moms and expectant moms through their journey. Anything and everything mom and parent related will be discussed!

We are a new program but you can listen to us anywhere podcasts are available, from Apple Podcast to Spotify, even Youtube.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram, The Incredible Moms Podcast.

Thanks for your support!