Here's the thing, I'm not one to give beauty, fashion, or… any other kind of advice that would help someone look better. Not my thing. BUT, I had a bit of a struggle with dry skin when winter hit this year. I've been able to figure it out, with help of course, and I thought I would share in case there are others stuggling with their dry skin too.
Last year I spouted my undying love for Burt's Bees. While this love has not waned at all, I have an undisputable infatuation for the stuff, the cream I used last winter was just not cutting it this year.
I don't think this year is particularly more arid than last year, though the amount of precipitation has been measurably less, but I do believe that all my sun exposure during the summer months contributed to the discomfort of my dry skin.
A few weeks ago I came to a last resort decision, as no amount of face cream or thick hand lotion was quenching my skin's thirst. I smeared on a thin layer of A & E Ointment. Yep. Diaper rash ointment. On my face. But y'know, I don't even care because it worked wonderfully. So much so, my skin has healed up with no residual redness, itching, or dry patches. Yay!
While in Idaho for the Christmas holiday I visited with my newly licensed esthetician sister. She pulled some tricks out of her bag to help my sad but improving skin. After a wonderful cleanse and REALLY good moisturizer, the next night we exfoliated with papaya enzyme cleanser (heavenly and really freaky cool). She sent me home with a heavy moisturizer recomendation and when I found it at Target, I used my 15% off discount and snatched it up.
I've been addicted ever since.
So with A & D ointment at night, and CeraVe in the morning, coupled with a good exfoliation at least once a week, my skin feels, and looks, great.
And really, I feel so much better about my skin that I've showed up to work without makeup. At which point my boss proceeds to tell me I look like a 12 year old.
And that is not something I should complain about.