Like mother, like daughter.
My poor daughter, and actually my sons as well, have inherited my dry-prone skin.
Yep. We’re a sensitive bunch.
In the winter, we have to work a little harder to keep the dry patches at bay. When my children are very young they also have eczema.
It usually gets the driest at the back of their knees, at the bend of their arms, and behind their ears, but we’ve been pretty lucky with this girl so far. We spend a lot of time trying to stay on top of her skin care so things don’t get worse.
We’ve had to forgo the nice-smelling detergents and fabric softeners for the sake of our children’s tender skin. My husband has been a good sport and patiently borne all the static-y clothes that smell like nothing. 🙂 Luckily, they grow out of the eczema eventually. Once all of them get at old as Owen is right now, we should be in the clear to try something scented.
I also like that it’s acceptable for girls to wear leggings everywhere. Natalie practically lives in soft cotton leggings and body suits 85% of the time.
Even after all that, between messy meal times, drool-y play time, teething and rubbing her face on everything this little one’s face can get pretty raw.
So for her and me, I use fragrance-free moisturizers like Cetaphil brand to help tame the dryness, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser that cleans but doesn’t irritate.
I especially like the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream in the winter. It’s a thicker cream but not too heavy to use on my face. Between the biting cold air outside, and the dry warm air inside, my skin really takes a beating. This cream is super soothing and comforting for that.
I give both products extra brownie points for being good for my skin as well as my children’s skin.
When Cetaphil brand contacted me through BlogHer about doing a review, of course I agreed. It’s a product I already use daily. Plus, they wanted to offer one lucky reader a $100 Visa gift card giveaway!
Now, who wouldn’t like a little extra cash around the holidays?
Since, everyone can’t win the $100, Cetaphil brand is offering all my readers a $3 off coupon! That’s a pretty great coupon.
Click here to save up to $3.
And here’s how to enter the giveaway:
Leave comment and tell me…
What’s your winter skin care strategy?
Then carefully follow the instructions below:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post.
b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion, including exactly the
following unique term in your tweet message: #SweepstakesEntry and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.
c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 12/11/12 – 1/7/13. Be sure to visit the Cetaphil brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!