Sometimes it’s hard to tolerate the heat and humidity of Florida. It seems the elements are always wreaking havoc on me in one shape or the other. My hair has been known to frizz into something resembling a bird’s nest. My skin has gotten dry and itchy, too. As far as my hair, using a deep conditioner once a week and rinsing in cold water helps. There are some days I have to resign myself to a ponytail though. When it comes to my skin, I have a couple weapons in my arsenal as well. The first is drinking a ton of water. Ok, maybe less than a ton, but a lot. It has plenty of benefits, but keeping hydrated definitely makes my skin look softer and more healthy.
The next “secret” is that I slather on my favorite lotion such as Suave Advanced Therapy right after a shower or bath when I’m still a little damp. I towel dry almost completely and then put lotion on from neck to toe. There’s something about doing it this way that seals in the moisture and I feel soft the rest of the day. You know, I’m having trouble remembering which of my female family members first told me this, but I know we all do it! Something else I like to do for areas that are especially prone to dryness such as my feet, I’ll apply a liberal amount of lotion and then put on a pair of socks. This works best overnight, but can be done anytime to keep your feet supple.
I have to admit, I use quite a bit of lotion. But hey, when the alternative is scaly skin, I’m totally ok with it. I like to experiment with different types such as cocoa butter or even those infused with Moroccan oil. Luckily, I can snag great deals at Target with Cartwheel. Cartwheel is a feature you can access through your web or mobile browser that gives you offers with discounts of 5-50% off at Target. It’s also available as an app for both iOS and Android. It’s as easy as adding an offer to your Cartwheel list, scanning the barcode at the store, and you save. From 9/20 through 10/24, use Cartwheel to save 10% on Suave lotions.