Autumn makes my skin itch

I sit down to write and I’m looking for anything to distract me. Right now I’m watching my ferrets play. It’s the same when I’m studying. As for the moment, I have taken up Python. The programming language. Coding is fun. Though it is a pain in the backside at times.

It’s pretty warm outside for Fall. At least for here in New Mexico. Last year we had snow already. I just feel like this warmth is going to bring us a big snow storm soon. I love snow. Digging cars out of the snow, me not love so much. I have been looking at pictures on Pinterest of snowy days and Christmas villages; filling up my winter-themed Pinterest board. Now that I have made all these boards, I feel I should be organizing these boards now. In view of the fact that in my world, snow-themed pictures do not belong in the same place as winter-themed recipes or Christmas DIY. It just needs a board of its own.

Speaking of cold weather, my skin has become itchy and rough. Even though I did a whole few months of using only coconut oil on my skin to try to keep it soft. I have asked on Facebook and now I have a list of products that I have been told about. This will take a while to try out these products because it takes about a month to see if skin products really are making a difference.

*Sidenote: I really need an SSD drive soon. My computer is suffering.

Eucerin Lotion: I have tried this before. Years and years ago. I’m not sure if I liked it or I thought it was too greasy.

Avocado oil: Well, I love avocados. I will have to research this.

Olive oil: I’m starting to see a food theme here. Do I want to smell like olives? Olive oil tastes good in salad dressing.

Vanicream: I have never heard of this stuff. Though it isn’t really expensive. Mid-priced. They seem to sell this at Target, Rite-Aid, and Amazon.

CeraVe: A bit more expensive than Vanicream. Though I have heard good things.

Philosophy: This is one of those brands that I’d love to try out.. if I had $65. to spend on one 4oz jar of product. Even if I did have the money, I’d probably spend it on my girls. I have an easier time spending money on them.

Soothe: Dr. Rodan and Fields are two dermatologists who have created an empire on skin care. Not really a new thing, though it would be awesome to try their products. It’s a bit on the pricier side. You do get a bit more product for the price when you put it up against the bigger brands like Philosophy or Benefit.

Royalty Skincare products from Younique: Younique is one of the new beauty lines, much like Avon, where you need to find a representative that sells the product. They do have a website that lets you order their products from. So I guess it isn’t too bad. It’s on the pricier side and I haven’t yet done much research on them.

Dr.Eckstein MilcheiweissA German brand. Micheiweiss means milk protein. In case anyone wanted to know. Not too bad on price. Mid-range. You can find these products at eckstein.com.au, skin-spa.com and Amazon.

Boscia: I haven’t yet tried this one out yet. I have heard some good things about it. Mid to high-priced. Sold at Sephora and Boscia.com.

Alba Botanica: High-end priced drugstore product. I have yet to try this out.

Products with cannabis oil: I wonder if the person meant Hemp oil. Cannabis oil is usually synonymous with marijuana oil, which is not legal in most States. There are products with Hemp oil and these are legal.

  • Cannabis is a plant family that includes many species, including both hemp and marijuana. Two main types of Cannabis are Indica and Sativa. They both have different effects and used for different purposes.

Sativa

  • uplifting and energetic
  • cerebral, spacey or hallucinogenic
  • best suited for day use

Indica

  • relaxing and calming
  • body buzz
  • best suited for night use
    • Hemp is a variety of cannabis grown for its tall, sturdy stalks and low THC levels. These are used for medicinal purposes.
    • Marijuana is a variety of cannabis grown for its high levels of THC. These are used for recreational purposes.

Udder balm: I have heard this stuff is awesome. It does have a few ingredients in it though that can be irritating to the skin, so I’d be cautious with this one.

Coconut oil with baking soda: I have been using coconut oil by itself for a while now. It does wonders. I love coconut oil. It can be a bit greasy for a bit before it completely absorbs into the skin. Definitely a night time use. I haven’t looked into the baking soda yet, I will have to do more research on this.

*Sidenote 2: My computer is screaming to be shut down and left alone. Therefore, I must end here. /sigh