Stay Hydrated: Skin Regimen



My skin type ranges from combo to dry, depending on the season. It’s an endless struggle between dry and oily. My skin condition gets more even worse on winter. It gets extremely dry especially around the nose, mouth and some area above the nose. These problematic areas tend to look red, rough, flaky and feels tight which is no way comfortable. (Note also that I don’t take any medication). So here are the products that keep my skin hydrated on a freezing winter weather.

The Ordinary “Buffet”

  • I use this twice a day as part of morning and evening regimen. I apply this immediately after shower or washing. I rub 1-2 drops between my hands so it would be less tacky when applied to the skin. In the evening, I use it after applying toner. This also leaves the skin smooth.

The Orindary “Buffet”

The Ordinary Natural Moisturing Factors +HA

  • I use this as morning and evening moisturizer. It is fragrance free which is perfect for my sensitive skin. There’s so much to love about this product. It is long lasting. The staying power is impressive. It can withstand -30 wind-chill which left my skin hydrated  even after hours of winter weather exposure.
  • I’m totally loving this product. It is fragrance free and though the formulation is thick, it melts and absorbs quickly in the skin. I rub it between my finger or hands and it applies well. It is also a perfect foundation base.

    The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

  • I’ve been using this religiously over two months as last step of my evening skin care regimen and I love how it moisturize and brightens my skin after. I apply 2-3 drop, rub between my hands and use the patting motion application. It absorbs in the skin quickly. It is also fragrance free, lightweight and does not leave the skin feeling oily or sticky.

    The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

This skin care regimen is hydrating, calming and nourishing. I notice huge improvement with the redness and tightness around my nose and mouth. The skin above my nose and below my mouth which used to be rough and flaky is now smooth. It also made dramatic change on my complexion, my skin looks brighter and feels healthier. (healthy glow)

Overall, these products keep my skin hydrated. If you have same skin condition as mine, you might want to give it a try. I highly recommend the moisturizing factors HA. Plus, all products are affordable.

So that’s all my hydration products, See y’all on my next blog.

Thank You for stopping by


Driving in Winter Wonderland


Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

Winter road trip is the best way to escape the winter mundane times. Endless road, amazing ice peaks, beautiful landscapes, and stunning icy lakes and rivers. Winter Wonderland it is!

Elbow River, Alberta Canada

Skating 101



It wasn’t the first time, not second either but definitely not the third time. I lost count and still couldn’t get the hang of it. Undeniably, I suck at skating. But it got me thinking maybe I suck because I don’t try hard. Winter activities don’t really interest me. Mainly, because I hate being cold. Popcorn, reclining chair, 3D movie sound interesting.


Lately, I bought a brand-new pair of skating shoe! Yeah, I’m serious and It’s getting real. I’m taking skating to a new level. Not going to rent a pair no more, not going to borrow either and most of all don’t be my friend. I’m done taking turns. I’m done waiting for you to be done so I can have my turn with the only pair of shoe we have. My friend, go buy your shoes.


New shoes. New goal

I glide as much as I can

They say fall seven times, stand up eight. No that’s a lie, literally.

I fall down countless times. Past seven times, more than eight.

I keep going, hitting every part of my body hardly.

I will not stop, I’ll keep going, till the frozen lake cracks.

It was fun.

To be continued…






You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

Saskatoon Sk, Canada