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If you’ve been following me on social media lately you know that we just moved into a new house. As in brand new! We have really been loving our new hood the last couple days and we are working on unpacking and getting settled. My brain has been fried over the past few weeks. As you can imagine, closing on a house with three young kids, packing, unpacking, etc…it’s been a bit of a headache!
One of the things we had the opportunity to do when buying this house was get contractor pricing on all of our new appliances. Brand new homes are built with spaces for things like the fridge, oven, etc. but they’re not automatically put in. We had them put in brand new everything and lumped it all into our mortgage as part of our home offer. Because my head has been spinning with the amount of things we’ve had going on recently I completely forgot to have them put in a water softener. Doh!
Not having a water softener in the short term isn’t the end of the world but long term it can wreck your appliances and be hard on your hair and skin. In the past if we’ve been short on soft water salt I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my hair and my skin has gotten itchy. I had picked up a bottle of the Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer a while back and was grateful to still have an extra bottle when we moved in and I realized we wouldn’t have soft water for a while.
To be honest, I’m not much of a lotion wearer because it takes so much time to apply it after a shower and I really hate waiting for it to dry so I can get dressed! I’m almost always in a hurry so anything that slows me down just doesn’t happen. However, when a product promises to take care of an issue I’m having and it can be done in the shower and take literally five seconds to apply, I’m listening. I love that brands are hearing our needs and are coming out with things like sunless tanner and lotions that can be applied in the shower and are total game changers. No mess, no fuss.
Why is it better to use a product on wet skin vs. on dry skin? After showering, your skin cells expand, providing an easy pathway for moisture into just-showered skin. Curél Hydra Therapy has Advanced Ceramide Complex that works to replenish skin’s ceramide levels and repair the moisture barrier. And it’s so easy to use too! After I’m completely done with my shower, I step out of the way of the water, apply several pumps to my whole body and let it gently rinse off for a few seconds. It feels just like a traditional lotion would feel once I’m done toweling off. It absorbs immediately and it’s completely greaseless! I’ve been using it every day and it has ended my dry skin. I’m not even noticing that I don’t have a water softener right now and it has literally added five seconds to my daily routine.
Have you used this? Are you obsessed like I am? Pass along all your dry skin tips (and your favorite water softener brand) to me in the comments!