Dry Air

So Colorado Springs has really dry air. Compared to Iowa which is humid. When we were in Iowa I used lotions in the winter and sometimes in the summer. 1st week in Colorado Springs I realized that I need to desperately change my skin care regime, NOW. Even Joe, who doesn’t use lotions, won’t let me touch him with my hands when they have lotion on them, is using lotion now!

So, I went back to the drawing board. I tried a couple different types.

1.) A body butter I got from a Walmart sample box, I am enrolled in the Sample box program and get a new one every season, the boxes are touch and go and I usually get at least 1 good sample out of each box and this was the one out of that box.
NSPA Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter, 6.76 fl oz
Now, this stuff is good, smells wonderful but I have to use a lot of it to moisturize and at $5.48 a 6.6oz it’s pricey and wasn’t lasting me very long. Bonus, though, my Joe LOVED the smell.

2.) Next I tried St. Ives Skin Renewing Collagen Elastin Body Lotion, 21 oz. I remember my Mom using this when I was young, at least, the St. Ives brand. I tried for a couple days, and I was again having to use a LOT. This one was on the inexpensive side $4.78 for 22 fl oz. Smells fresh and goes on smooth, Left me wanting more.

Number #3 and the winner. I was also breaking out during all this. My adult acne, which might be brought on by stress/hormones was acting up. So I went on a search for a lotion that would do double duty for moisture and acne. I ran a search and found a blog, Top 10 Home Remedues, DIY Homemade Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Gel Skin Moisturizer. At first, I meant to make the moisturizer so I went on a search for the Aloe gel, I went to Ebay first, but I couldn’t find one I liked, so I went to AMAZON! I love Amazon!

I buy everything on Amazon, even my Toilet paper :)

I searched for a 100% Aloe Vera gel and found Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel, Crystal Clear – 24oz 2 Pack – $17.34 for 2 – a great deal IMO!

It works and even Joe uses it, which says so much considering Joe won’t touch lotion with a ten-foot poll and he won’t even let me touch him when I have lotion still wet on my hands. I use it all over my body and on my face. It has antibacterial properties so helps with the acne too!

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