For me, this really worked. It’s a simple, thick and creamy moisturiser that can be used on the face, body, hands, lips – anywhere and for my dry skin I went to pretty extreme lengths and used it as a moisturising mask when having a bath (basically coating a really thick layer on my face before getting in the tub and leaving it to soak in) I have also been using this at night and a small amount in the day on my nose – where the dry patches seem to be the worst.
Sometimes I think a beauty basic can be the best thing you can do for your skin, for all the money and research in the world – sometimes the cheapy basics do just as good a job.
The specific product I am thinking of is Nivea – not any of their fancy skin creams, or even Nivea Soft, just the little bog-standard blue tub. It’s one of those things that I have always had sitting on the shelf but don’t normally reach for. But with a pretty bad breakout of dry skin (thanks to to office I was working in for the past couple of weeks actually having heating – very comfortable, but not good for my skin) I reached for this in desperation.
And lo and behold, my skin is back to normal. In fact, it feels wonderfully soft today after applying it again last night.
Obviously, as with everything on this blog- the fact that it works for me, doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. But personally, I am very happy with the results and will be keeping the little blue pot close at hand for future dry-skin emergencies.
The little pot was only about £1.50 – bargain tastic.
**The Small Print**
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