Beauty On A Budget…Jergens Overnight Repair

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Your skin repairs itself all on its own, but with the help of some fancy products, it can happen faster. Old cells slough off, new cells show up, and younger, healthier skin is there on your face for all the world to see. That’s great in facial skin care, but what about the rest of your skin, especially this time of year? This time of year, most of us start getting dry patches on our skin, that can sometimes turn raw and painful. I was so happy to come across a lotion that helps repair your body at night.

I got a sample of Jergens Overnight Repair lotion recently. I’m crazy about lotion…almost as crazy as I am about lipgloss. I read up on this Overnight Repair lotion (I’m a geek like that!) and was anxious to give it a try. I have this really dry spot on my elbow…singular…one elbow is insanely dry, while the other elbow is just fine. It’s really strange, and nothing I’ve tried has worked, so I gave this lotion a test run on that spot only. I know I say this a lot, but a little went a really long way. Maybe that’s just because I was using it on a small spot, but it lasted me almost a week. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, this stuff is truly amazing! In less than a week, this little sample of lotion made my dry, patchy, itchy elbow, soft and smooth. But wait…there’s more! (infomercial reference, you had to see that phrase coming!)

Like most lotions I rave about, this one had to pass the scent test, and it did. It smells really nice. Not flowery, not powdery…just nice. It absorbs fast, but not so fast that it doesn’t feel like you didn’t put lotion on your skin. What I really liked about it is this: most lotions that make a promise of repairing your skin tend to itch or burn because that means the product is “working”. While I’m ok with that in a facial product, I am not ok with that in a body product. There is no itching or burning with this lotion. It just feels like relief and it’s great to know that you’ll wake up with softer skin and rough patches pretty much gone.

Feet ever feel like sandpaper? Try this lotion, you’ll notice a difference within days. The best part of all? It’s super affordable, so you don’t have to budget it into your checkbook at all. I picked it up for $5.00 for a 21 oz. bottle. Plus, keep your eyes open when you flip through coupons in the Sunday paper. I found a coupon for $1.00 off this product, so I really got it for $4.00. At that price, I don’t have to hide it from my family…I can actually share it with them (not that I enjoy that).

If you’re looking for a lotion that will help get rid of dry spots once and for all, try this Overnight Repair. And, after you try it, report back to me and let me know what you think of it. And of course, if you have already tried it, tell me what you think! I want to know if you love it like I do.

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