Yahoo, its Friday!!!!

Its also almost Valentine's Day!!  I hope that you have a lovely Valentine's Day however it is you celebrate it.

Even when I was single, I loved Valentine's Day. Why? Because it meant that the half way point of winter had already passed.  Yes, by Valentine's Day we are closer to the 1st day of spring than we are the 1st day of winter.

That brings us to today's post. 

We are in the thick of winter. We've lived for months now in the cold. We've spent so much time in heated buildings. For most of us, we are fighting dry, dull flakey skin. If you are as sick of that as I am, today's post is for you. 

This routine works very well for me. I do this about once a week and it has made all the difference.  

The first thing I do is dry brush all over before going into the shower.  I've talked before about the many benefits of dry brushing. ( Read That Here )

I'll turn up the heat in my bathroom ( because you are in your birthday suit!) and spend about 10 minutes dry brushing.

Once I finish dry brushing, I hop into the shower. 

This is when I use the best exfoliator that I've ever tired.

Dove's Exfoliating Body Scrub is the best that I've ever used. Its not just me who feels this way. On Target's webpage it has over 17,000 Five Star reviews.  Aside from how well it exfoliates, it also leaves your skin SO SOFT. 

After getting out of the shower, I follow up with my secret weapon.....Retinol body lotion.
Retinol causes skin turn over to happen more quickly. Meaning dead skin cells do not get to stick around long enough to be dull and flakey.

If you find that your elbows and knees are particularly dry and ashy, you might need one other step.  (been there!) For me, Cliniqiue's 7-Day Scrub is the best for this.

Aside from helping you to not look winter dull, these steps are always what you should do if you'll be sunless tanning. Removing dead, dry skin will insure an even , streak free tan.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend that is filled with LOVE!





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