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Beauty Secrets: Lotion—What To Buy And What To Avoid

With the cold, dry winter air starting to creep into the crisp, fall mornings, it slowly begins to last longer and longer with each passing day—leaving our skin to put up quite a fight. Lotion aisles at your local stores become filled with women, and even men, from all over, who are each on the hunt to put an end to their dry, itchy skin. If you’re one of them, stop scratching, and read on to find some things to look for, and what to avoid when buying lotion, aka, the solution to this itchy problem.
Things to look out for:

Cocoa butter—helps moisturize, and even out your skin tone, which gives you a slight soft glow.
Shea butter—reap in the effects of full deep moisturizing.
Petroleum—for the longer lasting moisture; look out for Vaseline products, which are great for dry hands and elbows.
Avoid heavily scented options, especially if you suffer from eczema or sensitive skin, as the perfumes can actually bother your skin more than help it.
Here’s a list of some of the best lotions out on the market that won’t break your budget:

Vaseline Deep Condition Cocoa Butter Lotion—it’s very light, yet gives you the deep moisturizing your skin needs. It’s non-greasy and comes in a cream form (which is terrific for the winter).
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion—Using all natural ingredients, this is great for people with sensitive skin or eczema. Plus, it’s long-lasting and not greasy. Hello, a definite win-win.
Burts Bee’s Buttermilk Lotion—With all natural ingredients, using beeswax instead of the usual petroleum, you’ll find this lotion seems to almost melt into your skin, leaving you feeling pampered.
St. Ives Whipped Silk Lotion—With its silky texture, it leaves your skin feeling smooth to the touch.
Don’t forget to properly exfoliate your skin. Otherwise, no matter what type of lotion you choose, it will end up sitting on top of the dead skin cells. My dear Belles, your skin is the largest organ, so your body has to keep it clean and healthy. Use my advice, and you’ll be reaping in the benefits of soft and silky skin in no time.


About Rachel Kadavy

A young and upcoming journalist with a passion for fashion. I write short stories, sing, act and read for hobbies. You can usually find me sitting in the back corners of local Starbucks sipping my center-of-the-sun hot Americano (with soy and a short of hazelnut!) typing away on my beloved laptop with the latest copy of Vogue or Cosmopolitan. I also enjoy waking up early to watch the sunrise and to go for early morning strolls if I can pull myself away from my comfy window seat.

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This entry was posted on November 2, 2011 by in Beauty, Glamour and tagged , , , , , , .
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