I’ve found my drugstore lotion. I’ve loved Aveeno and many others, but I’m committing myself to only one brand now: Jergens Ultra Healing. My skin never fares well in winter. Until now. The big test? My arms. Come winter, they practically feel like sandpaper. Even in mild North Carolina. I ran out and bought a bottle after reading Real Simple magazine’s January 2013 issue.
I’ve been testing it out for two weeks and my arms are the softest they’ve ever been. I’m talking EVER. It’s a keeper. I tend to apply this general principle in life: “If it works, don’t fix it.”
Real Simple always tests several brands, but Jergens won “longest lasting”. Just $7 at the drugstore for the 26.5 oz. bottle. 25% more lotion than the normal 21 oz. bottle for Jergens Daily Moisture.
Here’s a look at Real Simple’s contenders. You may want to check these out, too. http://www.realsimple.com/
Notice this Jergens pictured is different than the bottle I bought. I went for the whole Ultra Healing with extra dry skin moisturizer. It has Vitamins C, E and B5. I have no idea what B5 does, but anytime I see a bunch of vitamins listed, it makes me think I’m doing something good for this aging body.
Another change and not an easy one for me since I prefer hot showers: taking a quick (3-5 minutes), lukewarm shower. It’s not as difficult as I thought. I start out with hotter water, but I adjust the nozzle after a minute. Using hot water dries out your skin.
Look for “DID it WORK” posts each Tuesday and Thursday on my blog. I’m enjoying this. Hope you are, too!
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