After the public humiliation I created for myself by bearing my mustache for all the world to see, Olay figured they owed me one and passed along their new body wash to try. This was a much, much easier assignment. Instead of parading around all my unwanted hair, I get to shower with luxurious soap. Not such a bad deal.
What makes Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash so luxurious is the amount of moisturizing it does for you. It aims to condition your skin and moisturize it so thoroughly that you’ll eventually have all the moisture you need just from showering, and you can skip your regular lotion step. As I’ve been learning to properly take care of myself with Project Put Together, I’ve been adding and adding steps to my morning routine. All good, important, health-promoting steps, but still, it takes a lot of time to take care of yourself. The thought of streamlining and taking a couple of steps out was really exciting. But in actuality, this wasn’t quite removing steps for me. I have a huge basket full of lotions collecting dust under the sink that I NEVER use. I don’t like the greasy feeling, I don’t like having my hands all messy, I don’t like sticking to my clothes, and lotion can rarely keep up with my dry skin so I end up not even bothering. Really, using this body wash is more like merging a step I’ve been neglecting with what I’m already doing. Which sounds like the best possible way to introduce a new routine to me.
So far I’ve used this body wash twice, so I’m technically not yet to the 24-hour protection yet, but I’m still noticing a significant difference. In today’s shower I used this body wash everywhere but my face, and washed my face with my regular soap. My face feels tight and dry, the rest of me feels great. And for someone like me who has chronic dry skin, being able to say my skin feels great is praise like singing. The body wash has a lovely, subtle smell that reminds me of jasmine, but it’s not remotely overwhelming.
As I sat down to write this my husband, Bear, came over and confessed that he’s been using it. It doesn’t smell ‘too girly’ for him to use, and he said that he’s seen a dramatic improvement in the dry skin he gets from shaving. Do you know how much medicated lotion I have bought that man? And it took my fancy body wash for him to finally address the problem. I’d get mad at him if I weren’t guilty of the very same thing.
BlogHer and Olay are celebrating the launch of this body wash by giving you the chance to win a $50 Visa card. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your best tips for simplifying your routine! Good luck!
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