• Gabriella Ogletree

Summer Goals and Routines


Over the summer, one of my goals was to look within my internal and external world to improve my relationship with myself. Another goal that I am setting for myself over the summer is to solidify my hair care and skincare routines. I absolutely love trying new products, reading reviews, and trying to narrow down the best items for the best price. One of my favorite products that I have been using for the past few months I actually learned from TikTok, a growing social media app involving short videos.

Hyaluronic acid has many benefits for your hair as well as your skin. I absolutely love hyaluronic acid because I feel my hair always lacks extra moisture, especially on the ends. I put this product on the ends of my hair almost every night and then apply a thick hair oil over top to lock the moisture in. The benefits from this nightly ritual made my hair soft and moisturized.

Hyaluronic acid also has many benefits for skin, some people might even prefer to take supplements or get injections of it. I haven’t tried either of those previous methods (yet), but I love putting a few drops on my face before going in with my gua sha– a popular, ancient Chinese method of using a jade tool to essentially ‘scrape’ the skin. It is mostly used on the face and neck in present society, but traditionally, it was used on the whole body to promote blood flow, among other things.

I always notice a huge difference when I consistently complete my hair and skin regime versus when I don’t. Taking the time and dedication to find your own routine