Something’s gotta give! Since moving to Decatur, Illinois from Lakeland Florida, I have learned a lot about my skin and hair. Even though I have a strong dislike for humidity, my skin and hair LOOOOOOOVE humidity. It seems like being a Florida baby and resident for most of life has made my skin and hair more dependent on and used to constant moisture than I ever would have imagined. July through September wasn’t that bad, but I had to switch up my skin care routine completely. I went from using generic, cheap stuff to Clinique Three Step and Clinique Moisture Surge just to keep my skin from going haywire. My skin seems to enjoy the summer, and as long as I kept my hair tied up (for the most part) and moisturized with glycerin packed products like Oyin Juices and Berries, I was good to go! Then came fall, and winter and my skin and hair have gone berserk. I’ve had to change my hair routine and added some oil to my water and glycerin mixes to get a bit more longevity out of moisturizing my hair. It worked for a bit, but then my skin started breaking out like crazy! I am not talking about one zit dropping by to say hello, but one zit and his/her auntie, brother, cousin, mom, and sometimes a couple of bad ass kids too! Family clusters of pimples have just been popping up all over my face and I have been sporting toothpaste to bed every night trying to dry them out. It has been working, but I have never, EVER had this problem with my skin. I have gotten to the point where I am considering chopping it off to a length that will keep it out of my face! I love my hair and I am proud of my length and texture, but I’ll be damned if I choose long, thick hair over having clear skin. AAAAAAGH!