Looking through my son’s first birthday pictures sent me running, literally. The chubby person looking back at me looked nothing like me. I promised myself I would get back in shape, so for the past month I’ve been walking daily. I’ve slowly worked my way to 5 miles a day, all of which are done in the sun.
After the first week I noticed how dry my skin was from the exposure to the sun. At first I thought using more of my usual lotion would do, but I soon found out that wasn’t enough. Even when applying lotion several times a day, my skin was dry and ashy. Among lots of things I tried the old go-to remedy, cocoa butter. It was too thick. I felt like I was covered in grease (I was) and my skin felt sticky. Not the most comfortable feeling while you are out jogging, in the heat and you start to sweat, believe me.
The more I got into my walking/jogging the more evident it became that I had to take extra measures to stay hydrated. I live in Atlanta, where the summers are merciless on dry skin. So I started looking for easy things I could do to hydrate my body and skin more effectively. I needed to be able to tackle that daily 5 and still have energy to raise my 1 year old, manage our home and our new business. After trial and error I found some things that have been helpful in keeping me hydrated in and out.
Most of the items that I’ve found helpful are made by Mother Nature.
My items are variations of fruits and veggies (citrus, melons and mango are favorites), lots of h2o (fruit infused water is great, best of both worlds!!!!), coconut water, sugar scrubs for the rough skin patches, and my newfound moisturizers Jergens BB Body Perfecting Cream and Jergens Shea Beauty Oil.
The packages boasts in bold letters “5 VISIBLE RESULTS IN 5 DAYS” and “Beautifies for 6x more radiance, sheen and hydration”…. SIX TIMES!!!!!! And they used my word of the month HYDRATION. I couldn’t wait to try it. I noticed a difference right away. This isn’t your regular lotion. Jergens means business with this product. My skin felt much softer from the first application. The lotion is thick and has a pleasant but faint scent that can be combined with your favorite perfume or body splash. It absorbs fast and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth, like butter. I can honestly say I don’t remember the last time my skin was this soft or looked this good.
The Shea Beauty Oil is icing on an already delicious cake. It is multipurpose. I use it to give my arms and legs a sheen when I wear a dress or skirt or just because. My husband uses it on his face as a moisturizer and to massage my sore legs. It is the perfect texture, absorbing into your skin without leaving an oily residue. It has a sweet, clean smell scent that I’ve been complemented on. I gladly tell them what it is, why keep this a secret? After all, sharing is caring.
Are you keeping your skin healthy this summer? Be sure to visit the Jergens site for more information products and how you can achieve your own luminous skin!