For years I felt like my skin was in permanent winter. I’ve always had super dry skin and dry hair, and I managed to hydrate my locks pretty well, neglecting the rest of my body. It was a combination of products that just didn’t work, with my laziness to just think about putting on a lotion after showering (please don’t tell me I’m alone!).
For a while I’ve settle with the fact that the dark blue Nivea (which apparently was the strongest on the market) simply wasn’t hydrating enough for my skin. Whenever I remembered (actually whenever I felt like…) I would use a body lotion to mask a bit of the ‘desert’ situation to other people’s eyes but, looking closely, the problem was there.
Finally two years ago, in a French pharmacy, I found the holy grail of my skin. It is the Bioderma Atoderm Intensive, a powerful moisturizer which restores the skin barrier. Whenever I used it, I achieved great results, the solution to my problems, if it wasn’t for the fact that you have to use it after you shower… And that’s when I found Weleda body oils.
With natural ingredients, their range of body oils go from Wild Rose (which I bought first) to Citrus, Calendula, Pomegranate, etc and the one I’m currently loving – the Evening Primrose. It’s said to be for mature skin but I just love the fact that it’s revitalizing and helps keep skin moisture. It has a deep yellow color and the smell isn’t strong, and the way you use it is in the end of the shower on wet skin, before you dry with the towel. It’s actually a mix of different oils like Jojoba, Sesame, Sunflower, Oilive and of course Evening Primrose that have amazing properties for our body.
And to get rid of some of that dry/dead skin I normally exfoliate twice a week with Garnier Beauty Oil Nourishing Scrub. I’ve always liked Garnier’s scrubs as I just find them effective – I also love this one from them. The nourishing scrub is infused with 4 oils – Argan, Macadamia, Almond & Rose – so it exfoliates and nourishes skin at the same time. And right after I apply the Weleda Oil and voilà, silky smooth skin in two easy steps!