By Cheryl Crosby Don’t we wish our skin was still as soft as my daughter, Angelina’s, at bath time!
As we age, the oil glands in our skin are less able to keep up with the dryness in the environment, so our skin actually does dry out more easily.
And, indoor heating that we all use in the winter sucks the moisture out of the air, and our skin.
But keeping baby soft skin doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
This is my simple, inexpensive and easy ‘soft skin’ trick: I just use old fashioned Dial white soap (fragrance free) and follow it with Cetafil Moisture Cream. It’s the ‘cream’ that makes all the difference, it’s thicker than the lotion, and locks in the moisture.
Be sure and apply within 2 to 3 minutes of getting out of the shower, before skin typically starts losing moisture. I use the same bath time moisturizing on my twins (except all they need is Johnson & Johnson pink lotion) and even the pediatrician asked me how I’m keeping their skin so soft.
Oh, and by the way, as good as a long hot shower feels, it can pull the moisture right out of your skin, so try to limit your time in the shower to as short as possible during the winter.
Have a beautiful day,