10 years ago I was diagnosed with eczema and no matter what I tried I could not get it under control. My husband would bring home different products on a daily basis trying to find something that would do the trick. One day he brought a bagful of Aveeno products that the pharmacist recommended to him and they worked. Within a few hours I had a noticeable improvement, much relief, and I still use them to this day. I’m certain it is the Colloidal Oatmeal that helped me because it is known to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and irritations, and oats are Aveeno’s thing. When my youngest was born she seemed to inherit my sensitive skin, suffering from eczema on her legs. We started using Aveeno products on her as well, thankfully with the same positive results.
When Aveeno Canada asked me if I wanted to try a few of their new body care products and see how I incorporated them in to my self-care regime I obviously said yes. The products are the Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurts & Washes, and they come in two scents; Vanilla & Oat, and Apricot & Honey. I really enjoy both scents, they are both subtle and natural without being overwhelming.
This line is formulated with Active Naturals Oatmeal and enriched with the nutrients found in Greek yogurt, this unique formula revitalizes and instantly saturates dry skin while leaving it feeling moisturized. It provides an indulgent experience that is good for skin, as well as the senses, to treat yourself at home, every day.
I was aware of how the oats worked in their products but I was curious about the yogurt so I looked it up. Yogurt has lactic acid in it. Lactic acid dissolves the glue that holds skin cells together so that they can slough off easier. This then reveals the skin underneath which is smoother, and healthier looking. I found this super interesting as I like to eat Greek yogurt, I just wanted sure how I would feel about rubbing it in to my skin.
I don’t get a lot of time for pampering myself. What I do get is crammed in to my morning shower, and bedtime routine, so I try to incorporate as much as I can in to those 15-20 minute windows each day. I use the Daily Moisturizing body wash in the shower and immediately follow with the body yogurt in the morning. Sometimes I’ll quietly read an ebook in the bathroom while it’s absorbing before I finish getting ready (who am I kidding. It absorbs fast and I just use that as an excuse to read quietly). I use the body yogurt again at bedtime and let it absorb while I am brushing my teeth, painting my nails, or doing a face mask. It is non-greasy and fast absorbing, with a gentle fragrance that won’t overload your senses at bed. My skin doesn’t react well to heavily scented creams and I have had no issues with these products. It keeps me soft, and hydrated which is something I battle. I don’t feel the need to reapply lotion throughout the day (aside from my hands which get washed often). I was starting to get an eczema flare-up on my left forearm and elbow (too much swimming in chlorine) and it cleared it up before it got out of hand. Even my daughter asks to use them and seems to benefit from them as much as I do. I will definitely keep adding these products to my daily Aveeno self-care routine.
This post was sponsored by Aveeno Canada but all thoughts and options are my own.