The Battle Against Dry Skin Continues!
You know that Gnarls Barkley song, Crazy (â€œI think weâ€™re crazaaaayâ€)? God I hate that song. However, I canâ€™t help but sing it to myself whenever I look for moisturizers in the wintertime, because when the temperature drops I feel like â€œMy skinâ€™s going crazaaaay!â€
Donâ€™t fret; thereâ€™s hope for the scaly-skinned. Here are two choice products which Iâ€™ve found recently that fight the good fight against dryness: Clinique Moisture On-line for my face and Dove Ultra Rich Creamy Oil Body Wash for my body.
Iâ€™ve been on a Clinique skin care kick lately, which is kind of odd because Iâ€™ve never been a 3-step kinda girl. But certain products within the line really deliver, like Moisture On-line face moisturizer.
I have combo, pimple-prone skin. I use benzoyl peroxide for my acne, and although it really works for me it dries my face out, especially around the mouth area. I *always* have to layer a moisturizer on top of the BP.
For the last week Iâ€™ve been putting on a layer of Moisture On-line after applying benzoyl peroxide and it has really helped relieve the dryness. I was afraid at first that it would break me out because most heavy moisturizing creams do, but I havenâ€™t had any pimples so far. In fact, my skin has been clearing up nicely since the introduction of this along with the Cliniqueâ€™s Mild Clarifying Lotion into my skincare routine.
It has a clean, slightly medicinal smell that I like. I wish it wasnâ€™t in a jar, but whatevs, it works and thatâ€™s all I really care about.
In a weird twist of irony, I had some trouble finding this at the Clinique counter and at Sephora. Looks like Iâ€™ll have to be ordering Moisture On-line, well, on-line.
You might like this if you have combo, pimple-prone skin. If youâ€™re younger and oilier this might be too heavy for you so you might check out H20+ Face Oasis, which is a slightly lighter gel moisturizer that is still very hydrating.
A 1.7 oz fl jar of Moisture On-line is $36.00.
My legs get really dry in the winter, so I need to switch to a more hydrating body wash. Doveâ€™s Cream Oil Body Wash was a random drugstore product I picked up last week and woo hoo, I love it!
This thick body wash lathers well and gets me squeaky clean. Even though it says itâ€™s a cream oil wash, it rinses off thoroughly and easily. It has a slightly spicy scent (reminds me of cloves) that can be overwhelming if your nose is sensitive, but it fades quickly.
A combo of Dove Cream Oil Body Wash and Elizabeth Ardenâ€™s Eight Hour moisturizer has totally made a difference. I can especially see it on my legs, which now look and feel soft all day long. No more alligator-eque, scaly skin. Yay!
Thereâ€™s just one tiny beef I have with this product. I am not crazy about the packaging. It looks a little cheesy and reminds me of a space ship. Because of this, Iâ€™m glad it stays in my shower and not someplace highly visible like my dresser, where Iâ€™d find reason to hate it every chance I entered the room.
Despite this minor issue, Dove Cream Oil Body Wash is a winner in my book. There are three types available which offer various levels of moisturization: Delicate, Creamy and Ultra Rich. If youâ€™re super dry like me then pick up the Ultra Rich.
A huge 19.4 fl oz bottle of Dove Cream Oil Body Wash is about $8.00.
Do you ever get on a kick where you can’t stop listening to a song? I’ve been listening to Natasha Bedingfield’s “Love Like This” non stop. It makes me happy every time I hear it. I guess it’s pretty new so there’s no video yet, but if you want to give it a listen here it is:
What song do you have stuck in your head today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,