musings from morgan : moisture magic

February 26, 2014By DJMC

Is it just me, or has this felt like the winter that refuses to quit?

Perhaps we’ve just gotten lucky over the last few years and forgotten what it feels like to really have a true north winter that lasts until the bitter end. Whatever the case may be, the cold, dry air doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon and quite frankly, it’s messing with me big time!

My skin and hair have both taken a beating over these bitter last few weeks, and I’ve been thankful to have two products handy to restore moisture all over when I’ve needed it.

As a girl who dyes her hair often, the weather isn’t the only thing that dries my locks out, and that’s why having an intense treatment like Tresemme’s Renewal Hair & Scalp Conditioning Mask is important during times like these. We know using shampoo and conditioner daily comes with it’s own pros and cons, so taking one day a week to break from your usual washing routine to deep condition is really helpful, especially with the dry weather.

The product contains tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil and gives high-quality results that repair your hair, leaving it feeling super soft and easy to work with. I’ve seen it as low as $3.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart on sale in recent weeks, so if you’re looking for something to soften your ‘do, definitely check it out.

As for my skin, you may remember I mentioned in a previous post I’ve been dealing with dry skin this winter like never before. As a result, it’s been a bit of trial and error in finding something that relieves the irritation that comes with having dry skin, and the Spectro Intense Rehydration Face & Body Moisturizer was a hit for me. I was familiar with Spectro products growing up to fix my blemishes, but I had no idea they did moisturizer (and even eczema care products!) and was even more impressed I had a product in front of me that was for the body and face.

It’s definitely made for those of us with sensitive skin. It relives itching, redness and is scent and irritant-free; therefore you can use it without worrying about a potential allergic reaction. The product is super thick – it’s a little hard to tell, but I tried to capture its consistency in the image below as best as possible. I’d even say it’s thicker than a body butter, and a little goes a long way.  It’s quite a relief for those ultra dry spots like elbows, knees, hands and cheeks and in the cold of winter, it really does save the day.

I’m dreaming of warmer weather (but know I’ll be annoyed when my t-zone loses control on our always-humid summer days), but until we get there I’ve got these to rely on to get through these last few weeks of winter!

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