Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Winter essential: the AVEENO Skin Relief range


My skin does NOT like winter, and now that I think about - neither does the rest of me! But anyway, I’m not alone, with all too many people I know suffering winter’s cold, dry and unpredictable air and getting skin that is way too parched because of it. This leads to the likes of dry and chapped skin for some, whilst others like me get hit by eczema… and then some.
So, I always have an arsenal of goodies on hand to treat whatever my skin throws at me, and some of my new favourites are from the Aveeno Skin Relief range, which was formulated specifically for extra-dry and cracked skin.
It harnesses the soothing benefits of the brand’s Naturals range to significantly decrease itchiness in an amazing two minutes post- application on average, and it’s enriched with skin soothing Natural Colloidal Oatmeal, an absolute wonder ingredient for those of us with super dry skin.
Hydration is key when caring for itchy, extra dry skin, so the folks at Aveeno recommend that you moisturise all over with their Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion (a steal at $16.99), which is a highly effective lotion that features a patented Triple Oat formula with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal to moisturise and relieve itchy skin, Oat Essence to soothe irritation, and Oat Oil to provide an intense moisture hit. Also containing skin-conditioning shea butter extract, it is rich but also fast absorbing, so the best choice for mornings when clothes need to be put on with some haste etc.
For extra dry, uncomfortable skin, they have created Skin Relief Moisturising Cream (RRP
$25.99), which is rich and super nourishing. Formulated with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal, Cocoa and Shea Butters and cooling Menthol, it has been clinically proven to “provide immediate, long-lasting moisturisation to relieve dry, flaky, itchy and cracked skin”. It’s rich but it’s also pretty close to non-greasy, despite the fact that it forms a protective barrier to repair cracked skin and prevent future dryness, leaving skin moisturised for a full 24 hours. Love that.
So if you’re battling winter skin woes like me then I highly recommend that you check this range out - and avoid hot showers and baths, despite how cold the temperature gets outside!

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