Time Saving Moisturizer
It can't be August already! Has it really been over a month since my last entry? I swear I was just saying that the Fourth of July was around the corner and now Labor Day is looming in the not too distant future. Summer can be a busy time for all of us. We want to optimize every minute of every day to enjoy as much of the summer season as possible.
One of the best things about living at the shore is having an outdoor shower. Morning, noon, night, rain or shine, I have not missed a day since it was turned on for the season back in May. My goal is to shower outside until the last possible day when it will be turned off for the winter. I am hoping that won't come around before late October...maybe Halloween will be the deadline! That will be a sad day for sure. In the meantime I will enjoy the gentle breeze that sneaks up under the sides and bask in the joy of hearing the birds just outside my shower door.
I never miss an opportunity to moisturize my skin. Right out of the shower and definitely after each time I wash my hands. An early memory for me was that my mother had the softest hands, I loved holding her hands. As I age I have become more attentive to moisturizing my skin. Earlier in the summer my favorite beach buddy told me about a moisturizer that caught my attention. If you haven't discovered "wet skin moisturizers" look into it! There are a few on the market and I am sure if interested, you will find one that appeals to you. I personally like Jergens with Coconut Oil (image above). After you have showered, apply this moisturizer and then gently towel off. Your skin damp and ready to lock in that moisture for the day ahead. No need to rinse, it just glides on evenly and quickly, never sticky once dry. It is the BEST! What a time saver! (Nivea has a similar product but you have to rinse it off, so read your labels) My opinion is if you have to rinse it off what is the point? I also wondered if rinsing it off would make the shower floor a bit slippery.
Like a few other products I have talked about I wonder if it is just me that finds them useful. With that in mind I have to say, every guest we have had this summer who has emerged from the experience of the outdoor shower has been sold too! I don't think it is the solar water drop lights or the shells that dot the edge of the shower, it is that darn moisturizer! Have you every noticed how smells can evoke certain memories? I am sure that bottle will be brought inside to our shower this winter only to remind us of warm summer days at the shore. Now get out there and treat your skin to a late summer ritual!