Say Bye-Bye Dry Winter Skin With Eczema Care For The Whole Family #AveenoCA

Yeah, despite the weather being pretty balmy here in Edmonton this past week, my skin is deep in winter mode: DRY, DRY, DRY, ITCHY, ITCHY, DRY.

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Now, I don’t have Eczema, but my legs have been so dry and itchy this winter for the first time I think. I’m pretty sure it’s the lack of estrogen in my body that’s the cause, now that I am officially in Menopause-hey that rhymes haha! Anyways, I needed something to help. Scritchin’ and scratchin’ my legs all day is not fun.

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Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm & Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm

Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm is FULL of ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal to intensely moisturizes and help relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin. And boy does it work well! One night and my legs aren’t screaming to be scratched anymore so YAY!
It’s got loads of glycerin and ceramides to moisturize and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. And this is a true balm-it’s thick, with water being the last ingredient on the list. Now, as you know I’m usually not a fan of balms-I don’t like feeling like a greased up turkey. But Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm absorbs quite easily, and I don’t notice a scent. It’s great to use at night, as it’s not greasy at all. #NoButterballFeeling

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The New Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm is awesome as well, and is the first and only nighttime balm specifically formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal and cermaides. It’ll help your baby sleep better and bring relief to their dry, itchy skin as well.

Both of these Aveeno Eczema Balms are paraben-free, steroid-free and allergy tested and have been awarded the Eczema Society of Canada’s Seal of Acceptance.

Highly recommend them if you’re finding that your family’s skin is showing the effects of winter like mine! And especially if anyone has Eczema-these will be a godsend for them. Find them both across Canada, with prices around $21.99-$23.99 CAD. There’s a LOT of product in each tub, and since it’s a balm, you need to use very little, so it will last a long time.

What’s your favourite moisturizer for itchy, winter skin?

As a blogger, I take a LOT of pictures of my face. It’s almost sickening to be honest, and it’s really the weirdest thing ever to have to keep looking at your face on your computer all the time. And it’s even weirder I tell ya’, because sometimes I take a pic and think-THAT does not look like me at all… WTF. Like this one:

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I don’t know, but that pic doesn’t look or feel like me at all. I look snotty, aloof. And if you’ve ever met me? You know I’m neither of those things.

BTW, I’m wearing Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk in that snotty pic. It’s the perfect pinky mauve lipstick. I bought three of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in California, and wow I love them all. Get one of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in the Comfort Matte formula you guys-so comfy, and not drying at all! And lasts forever and a day on your lips too with a nice fade.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipsticsk: Weirdo(cream, Criminal(comfort matte) and Backtalk(comfort matte)

But the pics I take of my face as a warm up? Yeah, see that’s something us bloggers-or at least some of us-or maybe just weirdo me do! I take “warm up pics” to get into the whole “MOOD” of taking face pics. Smizing takes some practice!

This is usually what my warm up face pics look like:

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YUP. DAT is ME. The REAL Tracy.

What’s the point of all this? I think I’m trying to show you that what you see on blogs, instagram, twitter-ain’t always real. A lot of pics are doctored to heck. I personally, don’t doctor or fix my pics to look perfect -I don’t care enough to do that HAHA. Seriously, that’s really the main reason. And the other reason is- that I’m just too LAZY. Editing pictures is one of the most time consuming parts of blogging that I detest. DE-TEST. I hate it. LOTS. Can you tell? 😛 So, I try not to do it so much. I try not to do much of anything that’s not all that fun. Someone once told me that once something you love doing isn’t fun anymore then it’s time to stop doing it and try something else. I kind of agree. Life is too short to keep doing things that aren’t fun, right?

But every so often, I somehow take a picture that looks like ME-like REALLY ME.

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Chubby cheeks, wrinkles around the eyes and upper cheeks, smiley bright eyes-this is ME. This is what I look like in real life. At least I think so? And it’s a more realistic picture of me. But a lot of the time, this true version of me doesn’t come across in pictures for some reason.

Why? Well, I think a lot of it has to so with the amount of makeup I’m wearing. Compared to that first photo(and honestly it’s not a huge difference, but just enough) I’m wearing minimal makeup. Like very little. I’m wearing Sappho Organics Foundation, which is amazing and probably the most skin-like foundation I’ve ever tried. If ya’d like a more in-depth review, let me know and I will oblige. The brighter lip shade makes a HUGE diff too, don’t ya’ think? As I get older, I notice a brighter lipstick makes a HUGE difference on me. Less bronzer too. Less of EVERYTHING looks better I think. And warmer shades of makeup- everything on my face is just warmer toned in general in that pic.Even the lighting is warmer. Cooler tones and shades seem to age me these days.

And the other thing that makes a difference too? Is how much sleep and exercise I get. I need lots of sleep to be able to function-more than the average person I’ve come to realize. It’s probably because of my MS that I require more rest, but I need at LEAST 8 hours-more like 9 or 10 hours to feel and look my best. And, the more rest I get, the younger I look in pictures, which I assume translates into real life as well.

Less makeup, a pop of bright lipstick, exercise, and sleep! These are the things that make a difference in how I look and feel. And those are the things I’m going to make sure I keep on doing from now on.

What are the things that make YOU look and feel your best? And have you tried the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks yet? I want about 5 more GEEZ.