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Hi, My Name Is Audrey, and I'm a Body Wash Convert
Posted 10/28/11 at 06:35AM by Audrey Fine
The hiccup is that as I've gotten older, I've begun to notice icky dry patches on my thighs and the backs of my arms that no amount -- or kind -- of emollient seems to be able to penetrate. And, because I have sensitive skin, I've always been wary of sugar scrubs or any heavy-duty exfoliants. So, yeah, I decided to give body wash a chance. I figured I didn't have anything but unattractive lizard skin to lose.
Of course, if you've been in a drugstore lately, you know that there are no fewer than 20,000 body washes to choose from. So, in order to save myself a panic attack (and 20 minutes) I called my product-loving best friend, Whitney, for a recommendation.
Whit had sworn up, down, and around that after one date with Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash, $7.99, I'd be a convert and would relegate the yellow bars of soap to my husband's shower.
Evidently, the wash contains all sorts of B-vitamins and promises smoother, younger, more radiant-looking skin. And wouldn't you know, Whit was right -- this stuff works! Now, for the first time in recent memory, I'm not paranoid about my parched, crepey arms grossing out innocent passersby when I wear short sleeves. And my thighs really do feel silky and supple again.
Have any get-smooth skin tricks of your own to share with the masses? Or, like me, are you concerned that your sensitive skin can't handle anything too aggressive? Stop by the Sensitive Skin Clinic to see what might just work wonders for you!
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