seriously!! can my hands, face and legs get any drier? i’ve always heard that post menopausal women have dry skin but seriously! when more magazine first came out a few years ago i was humored by the fact that every other page seemed to be an ad for face cream guaranteed to decrease wrinkles and give a youthful glow. now i’m thinking forget the glow, just let my face bear no resemblance to lucy lizard. over the last year or so i’ve tried at least 4 different face washes that will let my face feel clean yet not dried out. i use olay daily face moisturizer in the morning and olay night cream before bed. i keep two different kinds of hand lotion on my desk at work, a tube in my purse, two by my reading chair and two on my nightstand. my entire body is slathered with neutrogena sesame seed body oil after my shower and i apply neutrogena body butter every other morning before I get dressed. even my bottom (cheeks) are crying out “hey, we need some attention down here, too!!” soon i may have to take out a second mortgage to support my keep-it-supple habit!
and, what’s up with my cuticles??!! i can get a professional manicure and by the next morning my nails will be lined with nasty ridges of dry skin. it makes me feel like some prehistoric reptile has taken up residence in my body. seriously!
looking at all the labels, i see that my current hydrating system includes shea butter, vitamin e, oatmeal, murumuru butter, glycerin, vitamins, anti-oxidants . . . and the list goes on and on. and, it must not be working; hubby winced this morning when i cradled his (face) cheek in my hand. hee hee
don’t even get me started on my feet!! seriously!
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