Desert Vibes

When I visited Phoenix last month, that was the very first time I spent a prolonged period in the desert. As an East Coast girl, I was absolutely fascinated — traveling is really a beautiful thing, and earth is really breathtaking. The one thing I wasn’t used to in the desert? How incredibly dry the air was! East coast summers are humid, so this was the first time I really needed to constantly hydrate myself in 90-degree weather. 

When I heard about SK-II and National Geographic’s partnership, I knew this was something I had to share with you all! Both brands are teaming up and sending four major celebrities and influencers to some of the most extreme and beautiful places on earth to produce a pretty spectacular series of short vignettes. 

In this video, one of the first bloggers I ever started following, Chiara of The Blonde Salad, was sent to the Anza Borrego Desert in California to put her skin to the test in these extreme conditions. Which got me to thinking: what do you do in the face of extreme conditions?

The last extreme condition I’ve had to overcome was my carpal/cubital tunnel. Some of you guys might remember that I had to undergo arm surgery about a year ago, and recovery has been a bit difficult. After I got out of my cast from surgery, I wasn’t even able to form the motion with my hand to pick up a piece of paper. Yikes. I took on physical therapy and just joined a gym here in Philly, and I’m finally at the point where I can start lifting weights comfortably again.

What was the last set of extreme conditions you had to overcome?

Thank you to SK-II for partnering with me for today’s post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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