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To say the weather here has been CRAZY would be an understatement! On Saturday it was almost 70º outside. By Monday night it was in the 20s, Tuesday morning it snowed several inches, and now it’s incredibly sunny, and while still cool and breezy, there’s no sign of the beautiful snow! These ups and downs really wreak havoc on your skin. It starts to feel like the bark on this tree… rough, dry, scaly, flaky, and dull.
But a little dry skin doesn’t keep us from playing outside for hours!
Every time we get good amount of snow, it’s like the first time all over again. The girls giggle wildly as they lay in the soft snow, making angels, burying each other, and teaming up to throw snow balls at me! We make a snowman, and Maura’s always the one to run in the house in search of a carrot nose. It’s like putting the star atop the Christmas tree!
We play outside until we’re practically too numb to move, then go inside and thaw out with a cup of hot cocoa or tea, and cuddle on the couch to watch TV or read a book. It’s just perfect. One of many family moments to treasure always!
But, man, during one of those cuddles, I touched Maura’s leg, and you’d think I was petting an alligator! Dry, rough, bumpy – not that I’ve ever actually touched an alligator – but oh my goodness! What happened to her babysoft skin? When she was a baby, I’d lather her up with lotion and massage her little feet and chubby legs after each bath. That doesn’t exactly happen too often 6 years later.
That, combined with the dry indoor heat and the exposure to cold wind outside, makes for extra dry skin! We’ve been trying out several of Johnson & Johnson’s LUBRIDERM® products this month- PERFECT timing. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you don’t need to splurge on expensive body lotions. Most formulas, even the inexpensive ones like LUBRIDERM®, have similar ingredients.
For beautifully-moisturized skin you can feel comfortable in, these are a few of my tips:
- Put a humidifier in every bedroom.
- Apply a good moisturizing lotion immediately after baths or showers, while your skin is still damp. You want to trap the moisture in! We use LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine – it leaves skin smelling great!
- Only bathe once every day (or two) and not with water that’s too hot.
- When skin is really dry, put an extra moisturizing lotion, like LUBRIDERM® Advanced Therapy Lotion, on your hands and feet at night then wear soft gloves and thick socks to bed.
- As added protection, always put lotion on before going outside, like LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – two lotions in one!
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YOUR TURN: How do you keep your family’s skin healthy & moisturized?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
My skin is horrible in the winter, but that’s New England for ya. I need to moisturize constantly!!
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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
The dry air is just brutal on the skin, isn’t it? Lubriderm is definitely one to count on to keep it healthy!
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Jen V says
I’ve had a hard time finding a lotion that works on my dry hands during the winter. I will have to give Lubriderm a try.
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I love your combining snow pictures with the Lubriderm! The weather is really wrecking havoc on my hands!!
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Debbie Denny says
I love Lubriderm in the winter. Such dry skin this time of year.
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Helene Cohen Bludman says
My husband and I both use Lubriderm, and especially this winter with it being so cold. We really see a difference if we use it twice a day.
Lois Alter Mark says
Whenever I complain to my doctor about dry skin, she always recommends Lubriderm. It has been a lifesaver!
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K Squared Glamour says
A humidifier and moisturizer really help!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I so need to try this brand, my hands are do dry and are cracking with the weather changing so much!
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This winter has been tough on my skin. I use lotion daily.
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Beeb Ashcroft says
I love the photo of the adorable little squirrel! My hands are so dry 24/7, so I am well acquainted with LUBRIDERM, LOL! They make good stuff.
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This weather is reeking havoc on my skin. I apply moisturizer several times a day.
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Janeane Davis says
Lubriderm is a great product. It costs more than other products, and it is worth every penny.
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This winter is so harsh I need like 20 bottles for my dry skin!
Aly Mashrah says
I get dry skin in the winter and I’m always on the hunt for a good moisturizer each year.
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Debbie L says
This winter has been terrible on my skin! TERRIBLE! I dont know if there is enough time in the day for me to apply lotion!!!
Terin Garrett says
We love Lubriderm! It does great for my daughter’s eczema too!
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I definitely use Lubriderm in the winter for my super dry skin!
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My dermatologist recomended Lubriderm a long time ago and I’ve been using it ever since.
Lexie Lane says
I’ve used lubriderm for a long time and they are worth every penny! It makes your hands like a baby’s bottom!
Ooh, that calming jasmine sounds amazing… I had no clue they offered such a wide assortment. We have just the good-ol’ fashioned lubriderm that we use all the time.
WHen winter approaches my hands start to get cracked and dry. We lather up in lotion and we know not all lotion works. We love this brand.
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My daughter and I both need this. Our skin gets so dry.
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