Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Not a Flake in Sight... Thanks guys!

I know I might be jumping the gun a little but I think my skin is all better. I listened to a few friends' sound advice, and presto! My skin is back to being soft and smooth. Usually, I am the one giving the tidbits of product knowledge to my girlfriends, but this condition was so out of the norm for me I was clueless, kinda.

I was chatting with my friend G yesterday who recently moved from Cali to DC and is experiencing her first "real" winter. I explained my flaky, red, itchy, dry skin and she had a surprising solution: St. Ives Apricot Scrub. She suggested using the gentle formula, but I already had the blemish fighting formula at home, so I decided to tried that. I used it in the shower, so my skin was soft and hydrated. The 2% salicylic acid and walnut shell powder work together to exfoliate and scrub off all the dead skin cells. I had stopped using it because I was worried it was too harsh, but I think it worked well for my uber flaky skin. I won't use it everyday, but maybe every two days or so, to keep the flakes at bay. Thanks G!

While at Walgreens, I remember a conversation I had with my friend D the other week when I remarked how lovely her skin looked. Here she was in the middle of finals and law school application hell, and her skin was radiant! I asked her what she was using, since I know she has fairly sensitive skin like me. A bit of a brand snob like me, I was surprised to hear she was using Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15. It is a great face lotion for sensitive, irritated skin. It has a nice light scent, but it's hypoallergenic and noncomdeogenic. My skin felt soft and smooth after I used it, and has continued to stay that way all day. Thanks D!

I am not exactly sure what caused my skin to get so irritated, but I am happy to have discovered (and re-discovered) these reasonably priced products to get me back on track towards beautiful, radiant winter skin.

Smile Lovely!

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Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

Oh ok just read this post haha - glad the St. Ives worked for you! I use this as well the one for Sensitive skin every other day or so. Love it! I'm going to have to try the Aveeno lotion! Thanks for the tip!

Beth said...

Makeup-Junkie-in-Canada~ I might try mixing Cetaphil with brown suger... I have heard of this strange yet effective exfoliator! Thanks for checking out my site.

CityChic said...

Have you tried Fresh Sugar Face Polish? It is really nourising and will exfoliate those dreaded flakes away!

monica said...

I'm a member at makeupalley, I kept seeing great reviews for the famous Aspirin mask.I tried to smash 4 Aspirins with water and used it as an exfoliator and it sure worked!I applied as a regular exfoliator and then rinsed with water and my usual cleanser. Be careful if you have sensitive skin, some people say they broke out after trying this but it worked so well for me. It left my skin so soft and smooth and no breakouts

yummy411 said...

omg! i had no idea there was a st. ive's gentle formula! i totally wrote off the apricot scrub for my feet! LOL