My birthday is in three weeks and I am feeling old. My skin is just not as supple as it used to be! I've also been having my legs lasered these past six months so they feel quite dry. Then, there's this freaky cold weather in Manila lately that just sucks out the moisture from my skin. Rant rant rant. Bottomline, I'm dry and I feel uncomfortable and old about it.
So I've brought out the big guns. My goal is to reclaim the smoothness of my skin, if for no other reason than to spit in the eye of my 26th birthday. Lol. I'm not yet that age conscious, okay, just very conscious of my changing skin. Anyway, here are three things that I've found most effective in battling the dryness on my arms, legs, and neck!
Whenever I get argan oil from brands, I usually give it away. Now I realize that's a huge mistake. It took me a while to open my eyes!
I love this Melchior & Balthazar Argan Oil, as it takes my legs back to their erstwhile youth! I'm not kidding! This stuff is crazy. It makes my legs super duper smooth and velvety again. I can't believe it. I never thought my legs can feel that way!
Buuut are you ready for the price tag? It's P3,734 / 100ml, converted from Hong Kong dollars. Yes, yes, it's too expensive to use as a body moisturizer but this stuff works too well. I just treat it more like a conditioning agent, to be applied about two or three times a week.
I have yet to try more affordable argan oils this way so I can't compare. But I read that Melchior & Balthazar oils are more pure than others since they get the oil directly from a cooperative in Morocco. You decide if it's worth the expense!
And this is my daily body moisturizer now, the Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream (P167). I rediscovered this in my stash late last year and remembered why I raved about it so much! It can feel greasy in humid weather, but when it's cold, this is just the right shot of moisture on my skin. Mental note: restock next time I'm in an SM Hypermart.
I use another Nivea lotion with SPF during the day if I'm going out, but if not, I stick to the Smoothy Cream.
The Zenutrients Delicious Milk & Honey Soap is a new favorite of mine. It smells so yummy and sweet, like dessert! But it does some serious work. This soap contains coconut oil, sunflower oil, goat's milk, and honey, four ingredients that are super effective in boosting the skin's moisture. I love it! My skin always feels soft after using this in the shower.
So there you go, my three dryness-busting buddies. ^_^ Share yours too, okay? I wanna know how you're battling this dry spell!