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7 Ways to Up Your Oral Health Game in 2017

 

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With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time to once again consider what our resolutions will be for 2017. One of the more popular, yet generic resolutions is simply to “get healthier.” For those looking to set more specific goals, improving your oral health should be a top priority. Oral health is profoundly important, and goes far beyond simply having white teeth or a pretty smile. Did you know periodontal (gum) disease can either be an indicator or effect of other serious, systemic health problems?

Considering this, Dr. Caitlin Grimes of StoneCreek Dental Care has shared her top seven ways to help ambitious New Year’s “resolution-ers” up their oral health game in 2017:

Choose the right foods.

We’ve all heard that we need to avoid sugary foods so we won’t get cavities. While this is true, there are certain foods you should be eating that can actually help your mouth. Next time you’re in the kitchen, reach for crunchy foods like celery, carrots and apples — not only are they healthy, but they also increase saliva production. More saliva means less bacteria-producing acid in your mouth that may lead to cavities and erode your enamel. Calcium-rich dairy products (think: milk, yogurt and cheese) are also great options to help strengthen your teeth.

Change your toothbrush.

Chances are, you haven’t changed your toothbrush in months or maybe even a year. If your toothbrush is worn out, it definitely will not clean your teeth as effectively as it once did, and may even be leaving behind plaque and food debris. Throw your old one out, and aim to replace it every two or three months.

Pick up that floss!

There seems to be a never-ending debate about whether or not flossing is a necessity. The answer is actually quite simple – it’s YES, you need to floss! Flossing gets rid of food trapped between your teeth, helps removes bacteria and plaque and freshens breath. It’s a win-win-win!

Go easy on the brushing.

Listen carefully, it’s not that you should brush less — you should be brushing at least twice a day for two minutes. That said, many people brush their teeth way too hard. Vigorous brushing can wear down your enamel, and lead to increased tooth sensitivity or damage your gums. So, next time you brush, pretend you’re brushing the surface of a tomato, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how much force should be applied to your teeth.

Don’t neglect the tongue.

This may not be the most pleasant news you’ve ever heard, but bacteria doesn’t just live between your teeth — it also covers your tongue. This bacteria causes bad breath, and can move to your teeth and gums and create other problems. You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy a special tongue scraper, just remember –  when brushing your teeth, be sure to give your tongue some love as well.

Consider cosmetic choices.

Did you know that crooked teeth that rub against each other wear down more easily, and are more likely to build up plaque that can lead to gum disease? If you don’t want metal braces, there are several great and increasingly affordable options for invisible braces. Veneers and implants should be considered if you have more serious dental concerns, but are an investment and must be done properly. Be sure to consult with a trained dental surgeon who specializes in cosmetic dentistry prior to making any decisions.

Make and keep your dental appointments.

Visiting your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup is crucial. Regular cleanings help prevent cavities and gum disease, improve your smile and boost your overall health. Most importantly, you’ll be able to address your concerns with a trained professional (not Google), and ensure there are not any serious issues going on that need further treatment.

New Year’s resolutions can be cliché, but often serve as a great motivator to help people make positive changes in their lives. In 2017, up your oral health game with these seven tips and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come!

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Who will YOU be in 2017?

 

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Can you believe it’s almost the dawn of a new year? Wasn’t it just Valentines Day? It seems like we had Halloween decorations up just weeks ago. It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of another year.

When it comes to a new year, do you get excited for it? Do you see it as another year full of possibilities?

Are you someone who makes resolutions? Not me. I gave up making resolutions many years ago. I found that when I made resolutions I usually fell flat on my face a couple of weeks later and gave up.

Instead of resolutions I just try and do more positive things for myself and my family. I try and make better choices. I try and set small, obtainable goals.

For some people it’s important for them to reinvent themselves in the new year. Maybe you are getting over a divorce. Maybe you hoping for a job promotion. Or maybe you had a lot of set backs in 2016 and you are determined to live the life you are meant to be in 2017.

Who ever you currently are, or who you plan on becoming, why not have a fragrance to not only match who you are, but also to inspire you.

Let me introduce you to I Am Fragrance.

Every woman is unique, authentic, and exudes beauty and grace in her own way.  Identity is something that is so personal, yet so universal, as women we are always searching for new ways to express our confidence and sense of individual self.  Subsequently, there is no one-size-fits-all fragrance for for every woman, as each woman is empowered and uplifted by a different encompassing scent.

I Am Fragrance aims to embody the power of women everywhere in a way no perfume brand has done before: by inspiring a connection to our higher selves through uplifting scents, encouraging women to unlock their own spiritual and healing powers, and providing a revolutionary line of custom fragrances meant to channel our innermost authenticity.

Each masterfully blended fragrance is paired with a soul-enriching mantra to create connection between mind and memory, body and soul. I Am Me is a scent that hits toplines of luscious melon, tangy green apple, and exotic flowers for the ultimate release of inhibitions, welcoming curiosity and contradiction, while the I Am Blessed collection boasts sweet mandarin, lemon, morning jasmine and musk for the ultimate gratified experience. Choose from scents like I Am Good for a reminder that there’s magic in every moment, or I Am Peace for the scent that aligns heart and mind to help you find serenity.

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I Am Fragrance shows the world who you are while inspiring you to be the woman you always aspired to be.

I know some ladies enjoy having a signature scent. I get it. I think that is a great idea. But some people, like myself, are not always the same person every day. Some days I’m feeling silly. Some days I’m feeling blue. Other days I feel joyous or sexy. Why not have a scent to match all my moods?

Here is a breakdown of the various I Am Fragrances.

I am blessed.  My life is rich with simple pleasures.  I seek and find blessings everywhere. Sweet mandarin, lemon, morning jasmine, cyclamen, musk, precious woods  

I am hot. I am a dazzling force of nature.  Like bright beams of shimmering sunlight, I am irresistible.  Floral nectar, spicy citrus tea, honey, vanilla, amber

I am free. Wondrous new delights await me.  My heart does somersaults of bliss.  I am free to be me. Fresh bergamot, peach, cinnamon, vetiver, sandalwood

I am naughty.  With a playful wink, I whisper and tease.  This joyful life is mine to share. Wild berry, cocoa, violet, jasmine, vanilla, warm amber

I am me.  I am a true original.  Along my journey to the stars, I write my name across the sky. Luscious melon, tangy green apple, exotic flowers, precious woods

I am peace. Haloed in sweet serenity, I fly to new heights with grace and ease. White bouquet of tuberose, jasmine, peony, sandalwood

I am true.  Like an arrow, my intuition guides me.  To my inner-voice, I am true.  White musk, tiare, frangipani, jasmine

I am love.  I surrender my heart and love finds a way.  Like a coveted gift, I am open…joyful.  Sweet coconut, fresh licorice, rich woods, tonka bean, amber

I am naked.  I am a natural woman. Aglow in moonlight, radiant as the sun, perfect just as I am. Bergamot, wild berry, geranium, ylang ylang, violet, sandalwood, oakmoss

I am divine.  I open my eyes and the world astounds me.  Life is brilliant.  I am inspired.  Sensual amber, sweet musk, sandalwood, dry vanilla

I am good.  Like a sunbeam, my heart is light. In every moment, I see the good.  Exotic mandarin, rich mimosa, jasmine, warm honey

I received a variety of I Am Fragrance products to review.

What I really like the most out of these fragrances is that each one is unique. No two smell alike.

These are also “clean” scents (for lack of a better description). They don’t have chemical smells to them. They smell homemade with natural ingredients. They don’t smell artificial.

These are also light scents. They are not strong and powerful where you feel like they are overwhelming you. I am NOT a fan of strong scents. I prefer subtle, light fragrances. I want to give others a hint of scent – not an overpowering one.

I hate when I am in the mall or a store and a woman walks by with perfume so strong it makes you want to gag. You will not have to worry about that with these beautiful scents.

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You can even mix and match these fragrance to create one that is truly unique to you. I have done that a few times. I like to see what new scents I can come up with.

Sometimes I wear one scent on one wrist and another scent on another. I just really enjoy how these fragrances smell and sometimes I don’t know what scent I am in the mood for.

You don’t have to follow along with the fragrance’s name either. If I am Peace makes you feel sexy, then wear that scent for your sexy moments. If I am Blessed makes you feel more confident, that choose to wear that scent for those moments you want to feel strong and confident.

To be honest, it was hard to pick my ultimate favorite scent. I think each one is beautiful. Each one suits a “mood.”

I Am Fragrance would not only make a great gift this holiday season, but they are also a great gift for yourself.

The scents are available individually as well as part of bigger collections. Hand cream, body wash and lotions are also available in each scent.

For more information visit IAmFragrance.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Their links are found on the bottom right of their website.

What do you think about I Am Fragrance? Do you like the idea of a unique fragrance to suit who you are and/or who you’d like to be? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Are YOU responsible for your own wrinkles and lines? Read on and find out

 

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Many aspects of facial and body aging are inevitable and a fact of life. However, there are daily habits, motions and actions that we do that unnecessarily accelerate the aging process. While we are very fortunate to have so many non invasive advances in plastic surgery, many of them would not be necessary at younger ages if we negated some of the behaviors that cause wrinkles to appear prematurely. Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board Certified Plastic Surgeon who breaks down some of these “off limits” behaviors.

Tanning Beds

Despite skin cancer warning labels and common sense, 45 percent of young women surveyed in a February 2014 study revealed they still use tanning beds. Here’s your wakeup call: Tanning beds blast you with 12- to 15-times more ultraviolet radiation than the sun, which means you’re that much more likely to get wrinkles, dark spots, thick leathery skin and cancer. And that cancer could be the deadly kind: Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed among young women, with more than 32,000 women expected to be diagnosed in the coming years.

Alcohol

Alcohol is a natural diuretic, so the more you drink, the more dehydrated you become. Dr. Zannis states that, “besides sapping the natural moisture from your skin, excessive alcohol also triggers rosacea outbreaks and exacerbates fine lines, acne, and wrinkles, all of which instantly make you look older. You don’t have to swear off the bottle altogether, but by drinking less, your liver doesn’t have to work as hard to flush out toxins and impurities from your body, and when it works more efficiently, you’ll see the results in your skin.”

Smoking

It’s certainly no secret that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know it’s bad for your looks, too? Dr. Zannis says that, “studies show that in addition to shortening your life by increasing your risk for heart and lung disease, smoking can activate enzymes that break down the elasticity of your skin. Even if you’re a closet smoker, the fine wrinkles and pallor that cigarettes cause can give you away — just one more reason to snuff out those smokes.” 

Sleeping Pillow

You sleep with your face in the pillow

Sleeping on your stomach or on your side with your face smashed into the pillow can create wrinkles and accelerate aging. “The connective tissue and collagen in your face becomes weaker and less supportive with age,” says Dr. Zannis. “So when you sleep on the same side of your face night after night, your skin won’t smooth out or spring back as quickly as it did when you were young.” Those crease lines from your pillow can become permanent. Sleep on your back or invest in a satin pillowcase to keep skin smooth.

Cleaning facial skin too thoroughly.

After a long day, you want to get all the dirt, grease, and grime out of your pores by any means necessary, but this is a mistake that could cost your skin its youthful suppleness and glow. “When people use harsh soap in order to get a squeaky clean feel, they strip their skin of its natural oils and accentuate fine lines,” says Dr. Zannis. Stick to a gentle cleanser and don’t scrub, your skin will thank you later.

Aggressively removing your eye makeup.

Taking off your makeup at night is important, but you should do it gently. The last thing you want to do is rub, tug, or scrap the skin around your eyes to get that last little bit of mascara off. “You can cause broken blood vessels and puffiness,” warns Dr. Zannis.

Sipping Through A Straw

“Yes, repeated straw drinking causes people to purse their lips and can create wrinkles from the repetitive muscle motion,” says Dr. Zannis. He adds, “Much like repeated frowning causes wrinkles on the upper face.”

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About the author:

Dr. Zannis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied Human Biology and Studio Art at Stanford University prior to entering Medical School. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine.

For more info. visit www.Zannisplasticsurgery.com.

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PINCHme’s Sample Tuesday – December 13, 2016!

 

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If you read my blog on a regular basis you are probably familiar with PINCHme. I have written about them many times, as well as give readers a “heads up” as to when the next Sample Tuesday will be. In fact, the next Sample Tuesday is THIS TUESDAY – December 13, 2016.

Let me back track a bit and give readers unfamiliar with PINCHme a little background on the program.

PINCHme lets members discover and try free samples from the world’s leading brands! It’s 100% FREE – free products and free shipping! No credit card is required. All they ask for is your honest feedback on the products. Every month, on Sample Tuesday, new free samples are released on PINCHme.com for members to claim. Enjoy a variety of samples. From beauty, snacks, baby, pet, personal care, cleaning products, and household items – there’s something for everyone! It doesn’t stop at FREE samples. Members benefit from special partner offers, exclusive sweepstakes, product review opportunities, and other promotions.

Joining is super easy to do and it’s FREE!

Step 1: Become a Pincher
Sign up for free now on PINCHme.com, take our shopper survey and tell us about yourself. We’ll find the best samples for you.

Step 2: Pick your samples
On Sample Tuesday, choose samples to add to your PINCHme box. No credit card required.

Step 3: Provide Feedback

Samples are completely free. In exchange, we ask for a bit of your time and plenty of opinions.

 

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It’s so easy to join, and you get the opportunity to try out new products.

Some products are sample size, but you’ll also get plenty of full size products too, as well as coupons.

Still not convinced that joining PINCHme is for you? Check out these reasons why you should join.

100% FREE

  • No credit card required + free shipping on every box.

Not your average sample box

  • Enjoy a variety of samples. From beauty, pets, baby, snacks, personal care, cleaning products, and household items – there’s something for everyone!

PINCHme Perks

  • PINCHme is more than free samples! Get special PINCHme Perks including partner offers and exclusive sweepstakes.

Join the PINCHme Community

  • Become a part of something bigger than the box. Join over 2.5 million members across country!

Check out the available samples that will be available on Sample Tuesday (Dec. 13th). Samples are available on a first come, first serve basis. The samples are made available at noon (EST) on Sample Tuesday. Be sure to mark your calendar and visit the PINCHme site as soon as you can to ensure you get the samples you want to try.

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Beauty & Personal Care:

  1. Essie Treat Love & Color: advanced one-step care & color
  2. COVERGIRL® Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner
  3. COVERGIRL® Colorlicious Lip Gloss
  4. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter
  5. Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets Orange
  6. Vagisil ProHydrate Natural Feel Moisturizing Gel

Home & Cleaning:

  1. Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth

Food & Snacks:

  1. Barilla® Traditional Basil Pesto Coupons
  2. Burt’s Bees™ Plant-Based Protein Shakes
  3. Hunt’s Recipe Ready Tomato Paste Pouch

For Pets:

  1. Purina ONE® Tender Selects Blend
  2. Purina Bella Adult Wet Dog Food
  3. Purina Bella Natural Bites Plus Vitamins and Minerals Adult Dry Dog Food
  4. GREENIES™ Dental Chews Petite Treats for Dogs

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I have the COVERGIRL® Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner and COVERGIRL® Colorlicious Lip Gloss that will be available on Sample Tuesday. I LOVE the eye liner. It goes on so smoothly, smudges perfectly (I like a smudged line rather than a precise line) and it washes off well. I also like the lip gloss. The color actually work for my skin tone. I have tried this a few times and so far, so good. It seems to last a good amount of time and it doesn’t dry out my lips like some glosses do.

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I also received the Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets. I haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet (thankfully no one is sick) but they are great to have on hand, just in case.

I also have the Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth. It’s come in handy when doing the dishes and it does a pretty good job at scrubbing off stuck on foods.

I’ve also received some other samples from PINCHme. I don’t know if they are current samples or past samples, but none the less they are awesome. I especially LOVED the Starubucks sample. It was delicious! I had to try it the moment I saw it in my PINCHme sample box. I also loved the Weight Watchers goodies.

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PINCHme is a fun way to try out new products. Since it’s FREE, you have nothing to lose.

Visit PINCHme to learn more, or to join. Remember to set your calendar to December 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon so that you don’t miss out on a new batch of samples.

Other samples are available throughout the month too.

Remember, sample are limited so be sure to check PINCHme right away.

Are you a PINCHme member?

Are you considering joining?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Celebrate the 12 Days of Beauty with an awesome giveaway (ends 12/12/16)

 

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Oh my! It’s December already. Where did the time go? My husband and I were just talking about sitting on our balcony watching the Fourth of July fireworks display at a local baseball park (we have a great view of their fireworks). Now it’s almost the end of the year. How did that happen?

We’re still shopping for the holiday season – for gifts and for stocking stuffers.

My kids are much older now (19 and 17). Long gone are the days when a new box of crayons and small toys would excite them when found in their stockings. As they have grown, the stocking stuffers have changed. These days I stuff them with gift cards to their favorite stores (small denominations – nothing crazy), beauty products (for our daughter), cologne for son and similar items.

Our daughter goes crazy over beauty products, as most young girls do. Facial care products, make up, perfume, hair care products… she loves them all. Our son… not so much. All he uses to wash his face is soap and water.

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Thankfully our son was blessed with good skin. He barely ever pimples, even when he was younger. Our daughter suffered from bad acne and had to see a Dermatologist on a regular basis for it.

Men’s skin is just like women’s skin. It’s no different. It’s made the same way. For that reason I don’t understand why men don’t use facial products like facial washes and lotions. It’s not “unmanly” to care for your skin. In fact, it’s the right thing to do.

Neutrogena has several products made especially for men. In fact, I was sent some to review by the brand. I gave some to my husband to try. The rest I’ll put in my son’s stocking (along with the usual goodies he gets). I figure if he saw his father using the products he’d be more likely to use them too.

I was sent the following products.

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Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with sunscreen SPF 20

I think this was the biggest challenge to get my husband to try. He didn’t feel like he needed lotion. I reminded him that winter is coming and his skin does get a bit a bit chaffed when he’s out in the cold. He also wears sunscreen when he knows he’s going to be outside for a while. Sunscreen, even made for the face, can be heavy and clog pores. I told him that with this lotion he’s not only keeping his skin hydrated and mositurized, it also has a built in SPF whihc won’t leave his skin feeling heavy or greasy.

He tried it, and he likes it. He keeps forgetting to put it on, but once I remind him he applies some.

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Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash

I grew up washing my face with just regular soap and water. It does get the job done, but it also dries out your skin and doesn’t really have any benefits to it.

My husband uses this twice a day – once in the morning (unless he shower, then he still uses just soap) and agan at night. Again, I have to remind him sometimes because he’s not used to using product, but he doesn’t seem to mind

He admits that he likes this face wash compared to soap. He likes that his skin doesn’t feel as “tight” as it does with regular soap. He also said his face feels cleaner.

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Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Face Scrub

My husband didn’t know why this was necessary. I told him it’s because we need to rid our skin and pores of dried skin cells and “gunk” that gets trapped in our pores.

This product is also made to help with shaving. He hasn’t noticed a difference as of yet, but he has tried it twice so far and he said he likes how his skin feels afterwards (“super clean” to quote him).

My son is gradually warming up to the idea. I asked him if he would use the products. He said he would try them. That’s good to know because I’ll be putting them in his stocking this year.

For more information about these and other Neutrogena products visit Neutrogena.com. The brand is also on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

I am participating in a “12 Day of Beauty” with Neutrogena and other bloggers. Each day for 12 days another blogger will showcase other Neutogena products. The great news is that you can not only enter giveaways on all the blogger’s sites, but you can also win the products they showcase.

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The next blogger participation is Tammy over at A Mom in Red High Heels. Visit her blog tomorrow to see what items she’s showcasing, as well as for a chance to win those products. You can also check her out on Twitter (@AMominRed) and on Instagram (@AMominRed).

Speaking of winning – I have two giveaways for readers. One involves winning ALL Of the products showcased in the 12 Days of Beauty – and let me tell you, it’s A LOT of products!

Giveaway #1 – Comment on this post (see below) and use the Rafflecopter widget to win all of the men’s products showcased in this post. There will be TWO winners.

Giveaway #2 – Comment on any of my social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ in regards to Neutrogena’s 12 Days of Beauty for your chance to win ALL of the products showcased during the promotion (it’s A LOT of products!). All of my social media accounts are linked (above). You can comment on one account or all four. Only one comment per social media page. That gives you four chances to win. Look for the post tagged with @Neutrogena and @CleanandClear.

These giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 12, 2016. The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter the giveaway for the Men’s products, please comment on this post and tell me which product you think the man in your life would enjoy the most?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with the brands to bring you this information. I received free products to review as well as compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. The brand will be providing the prize packages. 

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Dry Skin Solutions for Women Over 40 (giveaway ends 12/12/16)

*This is a sponsored post.

Dry Skin

Do you suffer from dry skin? I do. I never used to. I don’t recall dealing with dry skin when I was younger. It seems like in the past 15 years (give or take) my skin has had issues being dry. It’s made even worse in during the winter months. I also wash my hands many times per day, which makes my hands really dry.

I use moisturizer. I keep it everywhere I am – my desk, the bathroom, in my car, in my husband’s car, at work… I apply it frequently throughout the day. I also make sure to apply moisturizer to my body in the AM after my shower and in the PM before I go to bed.

It’s not easy to keep my skin moisturized. I think age has a lot to do with it.

According to data from a 2015 national online survey of over one thousand U.S. women over the age of 18:

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women report that the older they get, the more difficult it is to keep their skin moisturized.

U.S. women feel an average of six years older when their skin is dry and dull.

56% of women report being just as concerned about the signs of aging from the neck down as they are about the signs of aging on the face.

As you age your skin’s natural renewal cycle slows down. This causes dead skin cells to build up on your skin’s surface making your skin look dull and feel rough. Gross!

In addition, as you age, your oil glands also become less active, making it harder to retain moisture in the skin.

Dull, dry, rough skin can really zap your confidence too. Personally I am ashamed to have people see my hands and feet, which are really dry and horrible looking.

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Are you familiar with the brand AmLactin? AmLactin is the #1 moisturizer brand recommended by dermatologists for rough, dry skin.

What makes AmLactin different than other brands on the market is their unique combination of exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acids and hydrating humectants. AmLactin moisturizers help to smooth away roughness and leave you with soft, smooth and healthy-looking skin.

AmLactin has several products that address some major issues that people over 40 deal with. I say “people” because AmLactin products work great for both women and men.

I was sent to review several AmLactin products. I have actually used a few of them in the past (and even currently used one of the products). I have always had positive experiences with the brand, which is why they are one of my “go-to” products.

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AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion Go beyond everyday lotions with our powerful alpha-hydroxy therapy. Clinically proven 12% lactic acid, pH-balanced for the skin, boosts the skin’s natural renewal process through gentle exfoliation and deeply moisturizes. Reveals softer, smoother skin.

I have been using this every day when I step out of the shower in the morning, and again at night. It’s really been a great help with my legs most especially. Shaving tends to dry the skin on my legs. Using this lotion after I shower, and most especially after I shave, has helped to keep my legs feeling and looking smooth and soft.

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AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream Say goodbye to those dry, pesky areas! Our patented ULTRAPLEX® formula gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to deeply hydrate. Helps smooth rough, dry, bumpy skin—including dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris (“KP”).

I keep this tube in my purse so I have it with me where ever I go. I have noticed that I do suffer from weird little bumps on my hands, most especially my wrists. I thought it was a rash or something. I never thought it had to do with extremely dry skin. I’ve even noticed a few spots on my legs.

I apply this cream many times throughout the day. It’s helped with really dry patches on my hands and body.

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AmLactin® Cerapeutic® Restoring Body Lotion Instantly transform your skin with this unique moisturizer. It’s the only formula to combine clinically proven, patented ULTRAPLEX® and three essential ceramides to relieve extreme dryness for 24 hours. Uncover visibly soft, silky, youthful-looking skin.

I use the Moisturizing Body Lotion on my body in the AM and PM. I use this lotion on my hands at night. As odd as it sounds it almost feels like this lotion puts a “glove” on your hands. You can feel that it’s leaving a subtle “layer” to your skin which I’m assuming is helping to lock moisture in your skin.

I keep this on our sink so the rest of my family can use it too. I know my husband and son have used it (not sure about my daughter).

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AmLactin® Foot Cream Kick dry skin for good with daily use of healing foot therapy. Our patented ULTRAPLEX® formula gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to intensely hydrate. Helps prevent splits and cracks while smoothing calluses. Experience touchable, soft feet from heel to toe.

Dry, cracked heels and feet are THE WORSE! I hate it when that happens. This time of year it happens all the time.

Exfoliating the skin on your feet and heels (either with a pumice stone or a device like a Amoped), then applying a generous amount of this cream on your feet literally transforms your feet. You’ll see and feel a difference the very first time you do it. The key is to maintain it. Apply this moisturizer daily (I do it before bed so I now I’m not going to walk on my feet) and exfoliate once a week to keep your feet looking beautiful all year long.

My feet used to be an embarrassment to me – even when it comes to my husband. I didn’t want him to see gross, dry, cracked feet. I want him to see pretty and smooth feet.

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Having smooth, soft feet always means that I enjoy more foot massages from my hubby without the embarrassment of having him touch and feel the way my feet were before.

Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy. AmLactin moisturizers are available on Amazon.com and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

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How you would you like to win $100 in AmLactin skin care products?

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 12, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter visit AmLactin’s website and look at each product (Amazon.com/AmLactin).Then comment on this post and tell me how your skin has changed over the years AND provide a link to the product you’d most like to try.

Kimberly

*I have partnered with AmLactin and Tap Influence to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. AmLactin Skin Care is providing the prize package and shipping.

Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy. AmLactin moisturizers are available on Amazon.com and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AmLactin Skin Care. The opinions and text are all mine.

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