I’m so excited to announce that I was selected to be a 2016 AVEENO Blogger Ambassador! AVEENO is a brand that I’ve trusted for years. One of my favorite products is the Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, which has tremendously alleviated the dry patches on my elbows. It has always been a problem area for me, and this cream is rich in ceramides — natural lipids found in the skin — which lock in moisturize and help prevent the re-occurrence of extra dry skin.
As a nurse practitioner, one of my great interests is dermatology. I am fascinated by skincare. Taking great care of my skin is important to me, and I like to incorporate natural choices whenever possible.
AVEENO’s Active Naturals line is formulated using oat, soy, and seaweed to improve the appearance and texture of your skin and hair. Oat and soy are natural ingredients widely accepted in the dermatology world for their gentleness and effectiveness.
On a personal note, my skin and scalp tend to run on the drier side of normal. Winter for me is plagued with red, irritated, and itchy skin. It probably doesn’t help that I wash my hands twenty times a day in combination with using hand sanitizer before entering and exiting patients’ rooms. After a string of twelve hour shifts, my hands are rough and irritated. Using this line exclusively for the past two weeks has really helped to seal in moisture. Before bedtime, I apply the AVEENO Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion to my hands and slip on those Michael Jackson-esque gloves — you know what I’m talking about! — to lock in hydration. I can proudly say that my hands are now super soft, and my winter dandruff is practically non-existent at the moment — insert praise hands emoji!
My welcome package also included an amazing fitness tracker and stainless steel beverage bottle, which keeps your cold drinks icy and hot beverages steamy. I’ve been interested in purchasing a fitness tracker lately, so imagine my joy when I opened up AVEENO’s generous gift! The gold Jawbone Up2 tracker compliments my skin tone so nicely, and my co-workers actually asked me about “my pretty new bracelet”. I’ve been wearing my Jawbone device non-stop, and oh my goodness, it’s AMAZING! You simply wear it on your non-dominant hand — being careful to remove it before showering — and it records your steps, caloric burn, and sleep cycle. Mind blown.