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?

Happy November 1st! Wow! I can’t believe that it’s November already! #TimeReallyDoesFly

I don’t know about you guys, but now that it’s getting chillier here in Alberta, my hands are starting to rebel. I love the cooler weather and being able to see my breath in the morning on the way to Zumba, but my hands don’t! Plus I’m cooking and baking a lot more now that I don’t have to worry about the oven heating up the house. So that means I’m washing my hands more often, which dries out my hands even more.  So my hands are getting hit from both sides of the dry coin. They need some serious moisture and relief right now!

Aveeno Hand Creams

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AVEENO® Helping Hands For Fall

Aveeno has saved my hands with their awesome hand creams-Aveeno always comes to my rescue! #loveAveeno

Aveeno® Skin Relief Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Skin Relief Hand Cream

AVEENO® Skin Relief Hand Cream is the first one I start to use when my hands need help. It instantly relieves and soothes my dry, itchy, irritated hands with Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my hands greasy. Plus it keeps on moisturizing for 24 hours, and even lasts through all the hand washing I seem to be doing right now. It’s fragrance-free too, so perfect for those of you that are sensitive to fragrances. This is one of the best hand creams in the market I swear!

Aveeno® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream

AVEENO® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream has an extract of the southernwood plant that contains a natural combination of sugars and polyphenols. This formula has antioxidants to help restore the skin’s moisture barrier, making it stronger and more resilient. Your hands will be moisturized for 24 hours too. All of Aveeno’s hand creams do that and I love it. This one leaves your hands feeling silky smooth, and I love the light floral fragrance-smells like lilacs to me! Love it!

Aveeno® Eczema Care Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Eczema Care Hand Cream

AVEENO® Eczema Care Hand Cream is formulated with Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal as well, and humectants and ceramides. It helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and helps prevent the extra dry, irritation that comes with eczema from recurring. I don’t have eczema, but this cream really keeps my hands from getting all itchy and dry again, so once I get my hands in tip-top shape with the other Aveeno hand creams, I use this one every night to lock in all that good moisture.

And there you go! My Aveeno Hand Cream Prescription for getting your hands ready for the cold weather! Now I’m not saying you need all THREE to help your hands, but get one of them for sure! Which ever one speaks to you and will help you and your dry hands feel better. And I promise, you won’t be sorry and your hands will thank you!

What’s your favourite hand cream to get your hands in tip top shape and ready to deal with the cold weather?

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Do you exfoliate your skin regularly? You should! Your skin needs it! Exfoliation removes old, dead skin cells and uncovers fresh new, happy cells. And those happy new skin cells let those expensive body moisturizing potions penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective! Regular exfoliation will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy and YOUNGER.

There’s a new kind of exfoliator around that’s made with coffee. COFFEE.

Jealous Body Scrub

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Jealous Body Scrub

Jealous Body Scrub($17.95) is made in Vancouver, Canada so YAY for a Canadian company! If you want to reduce the appearance of appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis and then this should be your exfoliator! This baby does it all!

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Jealous Body Scrub

Why coffee? Well, not only is coffee a great exfoliator, but it also stimulates blood circulation and draws water out of skin cells, and those two things help make any lumpy bits look less bumpy. There’s brown sugar and sea salt to add more scrubby goodness to the exfoliation. The sea salt has calcium, which helps clean clogged pores and can help get rid of acne.

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Jealous Body Scrub

But Jealous Body Scrub doesn’t just exfoliate though-oh no! There’s cold pressed organic coconut oil to hydrate and moisturize too! And did you know that coconut oil has an anti-inflammatory property that helps with eczema & psoriasis? It really helps with the flaking and itching. And there’s also Vitamin E & minerals to protect and repair your skin as well. Jealous is a body scrub and moisturizer in one, made with all natural ingredients and no added fragrances at all. It’s just the sweet, sweet smell of coffee! I love the smell of a good cup of coffee, and Jealous smells exactly like that. It’s really energizing and good!

I will admit this though-Jeaous Body Scrub is kinda’ messy. You take a handful of it and rub it in a circular motion all over your body. I find it takes about two handfuls to do your whole body. And then, you leave it on for 5-10 minutes-the longer you leave it on the better results you’ll get. So you’re kind of standing there, covered in coffee grinds and frankly, it’s not pretty. If you shower in a tub, then lucky you! You can have a seat and rest up and relax. Read a book, sing a song or two, close your eyes, smell the coffee… and picture your beautiful, glowy limbs after this messy part. Because that’s what you’ll have-smooth, soft, glowy skin! I don’t think I’ve ever used an exfoliator that’s as effective as Jealous Body Scrub. Jealous recommends using it 3-4 times a week to get the best results, but everyone is different and that may be too much for your skin to handle. Personally, twice a week is enough for my sensitive skin, which btw is not irritated at all after using it. Really good stuff! Oh, and you CAN use it on your face too if you so wish! Me, I’m kinda’ good with my AmorèPacific Enzyme Peel stuff, so yeah…but if you try it on your face, let me know how it goes!

You have to try Jealous Body Scrub! Order it at is FREE to Canada AND the USA WAHOO! And for the rest of the world it’s just $3.95.

Have you tried a coffee scrub like this before? It’s quite the experience! And do you regularly exfoliate your body?

Did you know that November is Eczema Awareness Month? Over the past decade, the incidence of Canadians living with Eczema has increased and now affects about three million people in the Canadian population.

AVEENO Eczema Care is a line of specially-formulated products that carry the prestigious seal of approval from the Eczema Society of Canada. Let me tell you, it’s hard to get that seal. They just don’t give to everyone! All of the AVEENO Eczema Care line products contain Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal. It helps to restore and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and soothe and protect dry skin. The AVEENO Eczema Care Line will help keep the four symptoms of Eczema – itch, roughness, dryness, and irritation – under control. Let’s take a look at some of these great products!

AVEENO Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream will instantly soothe skin. It has a triple Colloidal Oatmeal formula that will soften skin and keep it protected this winter. And it won’t irritate any sores.

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AVEENO Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream

AVEENO Eczema Care Body Wash will gently cleanse irritated skin without over-drying. It’s really gentle!

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AVEENO Eczema Care Body Wash, AVEENO Baby Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream

AVEENO Baby Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream is the #1 eczema cream recommended by paediatricians for little ones suffering with dry, itchy skin.

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AVEENO Baby Eczema Care Wash

AVEENO Baby Eczema Care Wash is clinically proven to cleanse baby’s delicate eczema-prone skin without over-drying. It’s tear-free too!

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AVEENO Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Dandruff Control Shampoo and Conditione

In the winter when the air is drier, you may get a dry, itchy irritated scalp. And you might end up with dandruff, which can happen if you suffer from eczema. AVEENO Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Dandruff Control Shampoo and Conditioner contain a special anti-dandruff ingredient combined with an oat complex too! They’ll help soothe dry, itchy scalp while moisturizing hair to look shiny and healthy!

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AVEENO Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Dandruff Control 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner

There’s also AVEENO Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Dandruff Control 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner! Perfect for the gym, or for that guy that doesn’t want to fuss with his hair.


AVEENO Eczema Care Giveaway!

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AVEENO Eczema Care Giveaway

Yup! That’s right! You can win all of these great AVEENO Eczema Care products!


To enter you need to leave me a question about eczema, or eczema care in the comments. AVEENO wants to help and will get your questions answered by two eczema experts – Amanda Cresswell-Melville and Dr. Lyn Guenther. You may have questions like:

What are the most common causes of eczema?  Can my child “grow out” of eczema? Is there anything you can do to minimize eczema flare-ups? What makes eczema worse? And I bet you have many more questions like that! Like maybe about medications too! Just ask away! 

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Just use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter! The giveaway is open ONLY TO CANADIANS though. And don’t forget about leaving a question! It’s mandatory to enter!

Good luck!

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I think eczema is one of the hardest skin conditions to manage. Did you know that almost 1/5 of Canadians suffer from it? But help is finally here!

New Polysporin Eczema Essentials is a three-product daily and flare-up management system that actively treats eczema symptoms and helps restore and maintain visibly healthier skin in 3 days. It relieves itch and irritation, while the RELIPID Formula adds back moisturizing nutrients that eczema skin lacks.

There are products in the Polysporin Eczema Essentials product line-up: Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Wash, Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream, and Polysporin Eczema Essentials Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream. Two of the products carry the seal of approval from the Eczema Society Of Canada. All of the Polysporin Eczema Essentials products are fragrance-free, free of antibiotics, and can be used on the whole family*.

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If you know someone that suffers from eczema, you know how debilitating it can be. And with winter coming, they’ll really be needing some great moisturizing care. Marky has eczema, but right now she’s only got a little spot on her hands. In a couple of weeks it’ll get worse though. It snowed here today, and it’s supposed to get down to -14C tonight. YIKES.

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Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Wash($16.49 CDN) is made to moisturize gently while cleansing dry sensitive skin. It’s soap-free and fragrance-free, and gentle enough to use even on babies! It lathers well and leaves you feeling clean but not stripped of moisture. I tried this the other day, and I’ll day this: It’s the weirdest thing to cleanse with something that has no fragrance! I mean it does work, and it works well! I think I just associate feeling clean with a smell of some kind. I know Marky will really appreciate that there’s no scent, as when her eczema flares up, any cleansers and lotions that are scented burn her skin.


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Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream($19.99 CDN) is clinically shown to relieve the signs and symptoms of eczema by helping to relieve the itch and dryness. It starts to work immediately, and helps strengthen and restore the skin’s natural skin barrier function by replenishing the moisture that eczema-prone skin lacks. It feels nice on the skin, absorbs quickly with no greasy feeling at all.


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Polysporin Eczema Essentials Hydrocortisone Anti-itch Cream($11.49 CDN) contains a dual action formula made for flare-ups that provides fast relief of eczema itch and also moisturizes as the same time.

You can find the Polysporin Eczema Essentials line-up at most drug and grocery stores across Canada right now!

*Daily moisturizing cream and body wash can be used on all ages. The hydrocortisone anti-itch cream should only be used on ages 2 and up.

Do you or someone you love suffer from eczema? 

*products sent by PR for review and I thank her!  [emoji white smiling face]