Like lots of other preggies I've had dry skin due to hormones and the cold weather. After some mild flaking (in the T-zone, no less) I decided it was time to pull out the big guns. No, I'm not talking about "our" extensive handgun collection, I'm talking about my little stash of pick-me-ups!
-I LOVE baking soda. I mean, like in a way that's totally not normal. I like to use it occasionally to add a little something to my teeth-brushing experience. I make a paste with water and baking soda to scrub the showers with. I've used it to remove build-up from my hair. Then, I was looking at the baking soda website to find even more ways to use this cheap, wonderful stuff and found out about washing your face with it. It's like a mini micro dermabrasion! (I use it in the shower, because it's easier to rinse off.) I wash my face as usual and then grab a palmful of baking soda and rub it all around. It makes your skin feel nice. You really need to moisturize well after wards, and using it once a week is more than enough. It will dry your skin if you're not careful, but it's great.
-Next, the oil cleansing method. I read about this on Big Mama's blog and decided to try it. She loves it! It will make you have that glow.
-And then there's the lips. Special thanks to Laura for sharing what her bloggy-friend Hollie shared. I'm not going to say that it will work miracles on dry, cracked lips, but it probably will and it is divine. It's Alba's lip balm. The Muffin and I found it on sale at W.algreen's. I picked up the "passion fruit nectar" and the "coconut cream" that Laura loves. It's a nice change from my C.armex and it's divine. It's one of my "must haves" for the hospital bag. You can even add a little lip gloss over it and it still feels great!
I'm not claiming that I now have "the glow", but my skin feels so good. Now, if I can just keep the baby belly moisturized so that it doesn't look like the alligator that Laura talked about!