How To Get Out of a Winter Funk

We are finally in the last leg of winter and you can see it in our faces! Being locked up the majority of the time inside stuffy rooms and then going outside to have the cold wind blowing in your face can leave skin looking dry and lackluster. Not to mention that for some of us, feelings of depression are rampant due to the short days and little sun we get during the winter season. Read on for some very simple tips that’ll get you out of the winter funk and feeling refreshed and ready for spring!


1. Go outside!

Weather permitting, get your daily dose of vitamin D by walking outside during midday for 15 minutes. Vitamin D helps prevent osteoporosis, cancer, and it may slow the aging process (use sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for longer than 15 minutes or it’ll have the opposite affects, obviously.)
Serotonin levels are also boosted with sunlight, which is associated with wakefulness and elevated mood. So take a walk around your block and soak in the sunshine!


2. Drink water

Since you’re not sweating in the winter as much as you do in the summer, you’re probably not as thirsty. But staying hydrated is important no matter what season it is! You might crave  sugary drinks like hot chocolate or lattes but skip those and have some hot water with lemon or tea instead. You’ll feel more hydrated, be consuming less calories and overall feeling better and less sluggish.


3. Don’t forget to moisturize

More than ever you should lay on the moisture! Use a thick cream that has essential oils and vitamins E and C to help soften, nourish and repair skin, leaving it glowing for spring! I’ve been using De La Cruz Vitamin E Cream  and no lie, I wish it came in a bigger container because I slather this all over my face and body and have found that it lessens the irritation of razor burn after shaving!

Try these tips out and relish the glow you feel from the inside out!

6 Step Beauty Routine Every Latina Needs This Holiday!

Hola mis amores 💖 I know this holiday skin care routine seems a little random (Like, it’s FEBRUARY. Christmas was a month ago…) Pero, this was actually posted in December on and I wanted to bring it over here because there’s going to be many more to come! I’ve partnered up with to bring beauty and fashion content to a bigger Latina audience AND I’M SO ESSCITED 😩 Everything that I post in this category will have been originally featured on another site, like or any other partnership’s i’m going to be involved in (fingers crossed 🤞🏼) So enjoy the post! Even though I wrote this with the holidays in mind, you can still apply the tips to anytime of the year!

Glow brighter than Abuela’s Christmas tree with this simple beauty routine.

The holidays are perfect for glitter makeup and smokey eyes to make you shine! And you’re probably beating your face up for that office Christmas party or Noche Buena at your Tia’s house, but are you paying attention to what you do to your skin after the party? Waking up with foundation and mascara on your pillow is not fun, and neither is a break out from having those products on all night. Follow my guide below to get glowing skin for the holidays even before the highlight touches those cheekbones.

Step 1- Remove Your Makeup

I prefer to use coconut oil or an oil-based makeup remover like the Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm from It Cosmetics. Your makeup will slide off like manteca and after wiping it away with a warm wash cloth, your face will feel soft and smooth.

Step 2 – Cleanse

Use a mild cleanser to wash your face. Only use foaming cleansers if you have oily skin, as it can cause dryness. Avoid using exfoliators with beads as those could be doing you AND the environment more harm than good.

Step 3 – Tone

Pour some witch hazel on a round cotton pad and wipe gently all over the face. You might see some makeup remnants on the pad that might not have budged in the last steps. Not only will this ensure that you have a refreshed blank canvas, but it’ll also shrink your pores!

Step 4 – Slather on the Serum

Choose a serum that contains Vitamin C. I wish someone would have told me this years ago, because adding Vitamin C based products to your skincare routine will help diminish sun spots, even out your skin tone, and also helps collagen production. Applying a Vitamin C serum first allows it to penetrate your skin and make sure you receive all of those glowy benefits.

Step 5 – Don’t forget the eye cream!

After staying up all night partying and drinking, your eyes will look sulken! Adding an eye cream to your routine and drinking plenty of water will help keep delicate skin around your eyes looking bright and healthy instead of looking like lumps of coal.

Step 6 – Moisturize

Seal in all that goodness you just put on with a thick moisturizer. Make sure your moisturizer is working double time by having vitamin E, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging weapon like De La Cruz Vitamin E Cream.

I hope this was just the guide you needed to get started on putting your best face forward this Christmas. If these tips worked for you, share it with me on Instagram by tagging #skincarebymeldez!

Feliz Navidad y les deseo a todos un prospero año!


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