Good-Bye Itch, Hello Soft Skin

Old man winter plays a mean trick on us girls – our skin goes from soft and smooth to scaly and dry, and as the cold winds and temperature head below zero, skin can become irritated, red and itchy.


So how to shed snake-like skin this spring and ensure skin that looks and feels healthy? Choose body products that are formulated for dry skin, contain moisturizers that hydrate and soothe skin, and become an addict: apply skin moisturizers every day to ward off environmental effects.

Here’s a few to try:

St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal and Shea Butter Advanced Body Moisturizer  ($6.99 / US $5.79) features oats which soothe and hydrate skin and shea butter which is easily absorbed and moisturizing. This moisturizer is paraben and phthalate free, features 100 % natural moisturizers and features a fresh scent. www.stives.com

Jergens Ultra Care Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer ($6.99) is a fast absorbing lotion to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours and includes vitamin C and E as has as a light fragrance. This cream targets dry spots such as elbows, knees and heels and with continued use, triples skin’s moisture content.  www.jergens.ca

Aveeno Intense Relief Overnight Cream
($11.99 / US $7.99) soothes dry skin while moisturizing for 24 hours. Containing oat proteins, this body lotion relieves itching and leaves a protective barrier to maintain skin’s moisture and prevent water loss. With no added fragrance, this cream is made for use before bedtime, is steroid-free, non-greasy and fast-absorbing. www.aveeno.ca

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