“And Here’s Some Lotion For Your Ashy Ankles” 10 Creams, Oils & Gels To Handle Your Winter Skin

January 9, 2013  |  

Over my self created, partial Christmas break, my sister and I went to Houlihan’s. Like far too many restaurants, it was severely underlit, to the point that when a woman I’d went to high school with brought us our food, I didn’t realize she was someone I knew. She had to put us on blast before we realized who she was, “Ya’ll don’t recognize me?” I squinted and leaned in.

“Oh, Aeriel! How are you?” I reached my hand out to touch her arm and when I felt her skin, I could not let go. If this sounds like it’s about to turn into an sensual novel, please know that it’s not. I couldn’t let go of her arm because her skin, in the dead of winter, was newborn baby smooth. As I continued to stroke her arm, I had to ask “What do you use on your skin? It’s soo smooth!”

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil was her secret. She said that she applies the regular cooking olive oil to her skin while she’s still in the shower and partially rinses it off before she steps out and dries off. As you may know from your excursions in the kitchen, olive oil can be a bit on the pricey side. Luckily though, when it comes to your skin a little goes a long way.

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  • Jovi

    Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. Soymilk & honey whipped butter. It’s very rich in hydration, smells good also. Can’t live without it!

  • Judy

    Why you don’t mind paying the $27 but you want to negotiate with the brother, and then set a limit?

  • rifag

    I laughed so hard at that title! bebe’s kids lives on!

  • JaneDoe

    Jergens Shea butter.. Anything really with Shea butter is nourishing for your skin

  • psylocke_2001

    African Black Soap is another great product to use. It softens and exfoliates. It’s also inexpensive.

  • SheBe

    You forgot (or didnt know) about Extra virgin coconut oil; it is a God send. I use it right out of the shower while still wet on my body, face, and hair. Like Olive oil, it can be used to cook with as well. Love that stuff!

    • poof

      You are so right. This is what I use all over my body. I’m always told that I have the softest skin. Plus it completely healed my cracked heels. And it smells wonderful.

  • Me

    Thank God for these recommendations! My skin has been peeling like crazy.