L'Occitane & Aveeno to the Rescue

Hello to everyone out there. I am feeling so much better now and ready to get back to at least some of my regular activities. Of course with every great blessing comes those challenges that keep life exciting. I elected to go on a very low dose hormone to help ease me along but even with that I have noticed my skin has been a bit flaky and dry. Not quite like the Sahara dry but dry enough that my normal moisturizer just wasn't quite enough. I tried some of my old tried and true standbys but still couldn't seem to kick that flaky skin out the door. I exfoliated my face a couple times a week but that didn't help the dryness so I got creative. . .

This little tube of L'Occitane En Provence Creme is one of my very favorites for dry hands. I especially like that I can toss it into my purse and take it along. I get garden hands and winter time is tough on them too so this has been one of my secrets for nourishing them back to beautiful. It has a very high content of shea butter in it and it has always felt so luxurious when I used it. I know it is not marketed for your face at all. It is a rich cream and created for the hands but I was desperate and so sometimes desperation urges one to be more inventive. I tried a little on my face right before bed time. You know what? It felt wonderful. It absorbed right in and my face was finally happy again. For the time being I have added it into my night time regimen. I will keep a watchful eye on my face though because I don't want to over feed it and that could easily happen with such a rich creme.

I was also having more red blotches on my face post surgery. I can easily cover the redness with a concealer product but my motto is to always fix the problem rather than just cover it, when possible. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer came to my rescue in this case. It has soy in its list of ingredients and soy is great for helping even out the skin tone and texture. It also has an SPF of 15 which is also a good thing. I have also added a flax oil supplement to my diet. I have been told that it does wonderful things for the woman going through hormonal changes. I will keep you updated on how that is or isn't working for me. Be sure to check my other blogs. I am hosting some giveaways on some of them and I am gathering goodies to host a giveaway on all the others. That means there will be a giveaway right here on Beauty Cottage very soon! Don't be surprised if I pop in and visit you this week also. I am so excited to catch up with all my blogging friends. I have missed you terribly.
Until Next time!

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Nancy said...

Sound like wonderful products! Can't wait to see how they work for you! I am a new follower, this thing they call blogging is so addicting!

Debbie's Garden said...

How does the Aveeno work for redness? I have found in the last few years I get what the doctor has called roscea. Bright red cheeks when I drink red wine or other strong liquor. White wine or beer doesnt seem to do that though. I've used a cortisone anti itch cream to calm the redness. Needs to be used at night though. It seems to work.

Rayanne said...

Hello fellow Texas gal,
I am so happy to have found you! Love that you are posting about women stuff. Neat idea!

Christi said...

Hi! Found you on Texas Blogging Girls. I'm also in West Texas! :)

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Laura said...

This is a great post and great advice.
Just remember- you are not alone.
Many of us have been through this.
You did the right thing.

There is a cream that I use that I have found online called Dr. Grandel's Super Moist cream- if you want to try something else later.


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Trudy Callan said...

Found your blog on Texas Blogging Gals. Just read every post. Love your blog. I'll be back. I was just wondering if the facial exercisers have worked for you? I was also wondering if you knew what to do about rough knees? You can email me your answers, if you don't mind, at sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com.

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