Be warned: When your cat swipes at your shins, he may be trying to warn you about dry skin.
We’re talking ashy ORANGE ALERT, and in my case it was looking exceptionally bad (remember the aliens from the original V?).
Luckily, I think I may have found something to help, and it costs less than $10.
Vaseline’s Sheer Infusion Body Lotion ($8) has been on store shelves for a few months, but I only recently gave it a try.
It contains a complex Vaseline calls Stratys-3, which they claim gets down and dirty to moisturize the deeper layers of skin.
Of the three available versions I’ve tried — Mineral Renewal, Vitamin Burst and Botanical Blend — I’m partial to Botanical Blend, mostly because I really like the vaguely floral scent. It’s mild and nondescript enough to play nicely with a variety of perfumes.
I apply it after showering and toweling off while my skin’s still damp, and it sinks in fast, without leaving behind a greasy or heavy film.
Most of the body moisturizers I’ve tried can’t hack cold weather, giving up the ghost after a few hours and forcing me to have to reapply (the ashiness returns!). Sheer Infusion, though, seems built for winter. It even keeps my scaliest parts — shins, heels and elbows — soft, moisturized and ash-free for a good 24 hours.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,