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Tracie's Favorite Things

Last night at dinner we were discussing our favorite things.  Similar to how Oprah has her Favorite Things episode, the idea was that there should be some sort of club, where we each share different things that we love and that work for us, whether it's recipes, products, books, movies, etc.  So in that spirit, I thought I'd share a few of mine here on the blog, starting today with skincare.

Let me begin by saying that I am not a beauty or skincare products person.  It's one of the very un-feminine things about me I guess, but I've always considered them kind of gross, and a rather un-enjoyable necessity.  I hate going into the beauty products aisle at the store - the smell is overwhelming, and I just feel completely grossed out while I'm there.  And don't even get me started on Bath and Body Works.  Talk about double yuck.  But I also have a lot of allergies, that give me dry skin, and I've tried for years to find some things to help with that.  Finally, I can say that I have.  Sexy they are not, but work, they do.

First - Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.  It looks like petroleum jelly, but it works, and only a little dab'll do ya.  I put it on at night before I go to bed, and I can remain lotion-less all day long.  It's so good in fact, that I also put it on the dry areas on my face, which is usually around my nose, forehead and eyelids.  And I have to say that for the most part, my facial ecsema is no longer an issue.

Second - Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Foot Cream.  Nothing screams "Made for Grandmas" more than Gold Bond, but I have to say that it totally works.  I slather it on my feet every night before going to bed, and for the most part they stay soft and free of cracks, even in the summer-time.

Third - When it comes to lip balms, I now only use Burt's Bees.  It's unscented and flavorless, and my lips stay nice and soft.

There you have it.  Tracie's Favorite Skincare Things.


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