Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Everything is in bloom and looking absolutely stunning. The beauty of nature is positively breath-taking this time of year.
It’s also a nightmare for your allergies, if you have them. I actually didn’t suffer from allergies at all (except for a random allergy to goldenrod) until I left the South for 2 years and then came back. My body, it seems, had completely forgotten how to handle all this pollen and threw a complete fit! That was back in 2004, and it hasn’t been able to recover yet. Every year when the flowers start blooming, I have to reach for some allergy medicine to help get me through.
This year, in addition to sneezing all the time, my skin is also extra-sensitive (I attribute this to pregnancy). Things that never used to bother my face are suddenly giving me rashes or burning when I apply them. Yikes!
That’s why I’m turning to Olay for my skincare needs right now. Did you know that they have several fragrance-free options, which are designed for sensitive skin (and are also great for those folks currently suffering from allergies….your skincare products can make your suffering worse if they contain irritants!).
There are 3 products I have been using this month, and I’ve had absolutely no problems with any of them.
First and foremost, I have to sing high praises for the Olay Clean & Mild Makeup Remover Cloths. I don’t usually buy this type of product, because to be honest, it seems a bit indulgent. I mean, just get out a wash cloth for goodness sake! But let me tell you, in the last weeks of my pregnancy when it took all of my strength just to think about washing my face, these were invaluable. If I hadn’t had them on hand, I probably would have just gone to bed with a dirty face. Just being honest. These also are going with me to the hospital. I really love them! This product retails for $4.99.
Second, I’ve been LOVING the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. This product, itself, is not new, but the fragrance-free formula is new. In my experience, sometimes skincare designed for sensitive skin seems to lack the same powerful punch that other products have, particularly when it comes to anti-aging properties. Not this one! Olay Regenerist has won MANY awards for its effectiveness, and I’m thrilled to be using it without any worries that my skin will negatively react to it. This product retails for $31.99.
Finally, for these tired mama eyes, I’ve been using the Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum. If there’s one facial product that you should definitley seek out a sensitive skin formulation for, it’s eye cream! Imagine if it contains irritants in it and then it gets into your eyes. Ouch! This product from Olay is fragrance-free but still works really hard to hydrate the skin around your eyes and to life and brighten the entire eye area. Love it! It retails for $24.99.
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