This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
The crispness in the air, the cozy sweaters, relaxed nights reading in front of a fire…file those under things I like about winter. With all the things I enjoy about the winter time there are of course things about this season that just don’t go over well. My skin cries out during the winter time, dear winter why do you make me so dry. This time of year is harsh and the struggle to keep my skin comfortable and hydrated is oh so real.
Being a skincare fanatic, I should know that cranking up the heat only makes things worse, the reduced humidity for central heating dries out the skin. When my skin is dry it also tends to get irritated, you know itchy and tight, and just uncomfortable feeling. When it comes to winter skin care I’m often tempted to reach for something thick and heavy because that means more moisture, right? This way of thinking about moisturizers is actually all wrong, I learned this the hard way after using a super heavy cream that caused a bad breakout. A thicker cream doesn’t always automatically equate to a better moisturizer.
To help rectify my winter skin problem of dryness I’m looking for a moisturizer that has a breathable feel, and truly absorbs into my skin rather than just sit on top. If you have been around this blog for a while you know that anti-aging and hyperpigmentation are also skin concerns of mine. Thankfully the Olay Total Effects Whip, which is now available at Walgreens, is said to also help even skin tone, enhance brightness and fight early signs of aging smoothing fine line and wrinkles. Olay Total Effects Whip uses a unique active rush technology to hold and release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients.
The Olay Total Effects Whip is a moisturizer that has a light texture and provides nourishment without the weight of a heavy cream. I’m looking forward to using a moisturizer that meets the needs of my dehydrated skin still leaving my skin matte and not looking greasy.
Temperatures here in Alabama dipped super low for the region this week, making this the ideal time to put a new moisturizer to the test. I’ll report back in a few weeks and let you know how the Olay Total Effects Whip preformed as a part of my winter skin care routine.
Curious how Olay Whip will work for you? It is now available now at Walgreens online and in stores. Click here to shop the one face moisturizer you need this winter and save $5 off your purchase of Olay Whip with eSaver.