The worst part about wintertime is its tendency to deplete all of the moisture from my skin.
Winter skin. Itchy winter skin. My nemesis.
Last winter was terribly mild. I didn't have this problem. I forgot how bad winter skin can get. And how insane it can drive me.
It's bad. I am insane. My skin hates the winter. I am suffering.
It could be worse. My face miraculously doesn't dry out. I will take itchy legs to a chapped face that looks like I got a chemical peel any damn day.
It could be much, much worse. Like if I had to be outside for any duration of my commute. I should probably be thankful for living and working in the suburbs.
(Okay, no. Being thankful for the 'burbs is going too far.)
It was especially cold last week. The really low temperatures, those are the ones that do you in. I could have spent every hour of the day slathering lotion on my legs and 5 minutes outside would have left me in the danger zone.
Instead, I was sick last week and doing nothing to keep the winter's furious winds from sucking me dry because I was too busy trying not to die.
The theme of this week is lotion. Generously applied lotion.
The Body Shop should sponsor this blog. If you really try, I bet you can smell the grapefruit body butter through your monitor. That's how much I am wearing. That's how bad this situation is.
I just wanted you guys to know.
In case you have any miracle solutions to this itchy situation.
Also so that you're properly informed in the event that you never hear from me again because I have overdosed on moisturizers.