I've been really bad about moisturizing anything but my face.
And even then, before, I hadn't been good about moisturizing my face either. Luckily I found a good moisturizer that really helps and doesn't break me out. As for the rest of my body, I looked at my hands the other day and felt really bad about how I had been treating them. I use to have really soft skin, but I have grown into more of a germ freak and washing my hands so much has made me really lose moisture in my hands.
For the rest of me, it's really hard for me to remember to put lotion on after a shower and before bed, part of it is because I don't like the sticky feeling. I can think of several times I have thought to my self, the same exact thing when looking at my legs, They weren't as soft as I wanted them to be and I told myself I needed to remember the lotion. It wasn't until I was examining my hands in the car and painting my toes that I saw my skin looking aged. I felt like my hands and feet were older then I was! They sure did look it. I use to really like my hands and feet. Two parts of my body I actually thought looked nice and now they were looking...old. Since I paint my nails so often, I always paid attention to my hands and feet and I am glad I finally looked closer and saw how I have been neglecting my skin from the moisture it has needed.
My grandmother had two jars of this Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme in her medicine cabinet and I discovered it while looking for some body lotion to put on my hands. I was happy to find something that was meant for hands. I removed my nail polish and used the creme. It has a very thick consistency and smells, well, just like Almond Milk. For not liking the sticky feeling in other products, I am somewhat surprised how I have gotten past the feeling. This one is very thick so it takes quite a while to absorb into your hands. I would compare it to trying to rub cold butter into your hands, some kind of just sticks in one spot till you really get in there and massage it. But I know how much my hands need it so I had to suck it up and just deal with the sticky.
I started to rub it on dry patches, and onto my heels, knees, elbows, and around my toes. I hate seeing crusty feet, and I know a lot of men aren't fond of it either, so if I'm gonna be painting my toes and drawing attention to them, I definitely couldn't have dry heels and toes. As of today, I mixed some of the creme with some body lotion in my hands and rubbed it on my body. I like the great affect this has had on my hands so I wanted it on my body but I wanted it to be easier to spread so the body lotion helped. After rubbing it on my skin I put socks on my feet, a thin long sleeve shirt and some sleep pants while it sinks into my skin, that way I won't have to feel the sticky.
I hope to see my skin improve more by doing this everyday, making no excuses, such as I'm tired or I don't have time. My grandmother reminded me that your hands, neck and feet will show the first signs of aging. She has always told me to be sure to take care of my skin while I can, it's no wonder she doesn't look her age and doesn't have wrinkly, sagging skin under her neck as you can often see among older people. What a reminder to keep me motivated!
I am currently on the look out on Beautylish and other sites trying to figure out the best lotions that actually give you the moisture your skin needs, and preferably without the greasy, sticky feeling. If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it so much, just give a short description of the product and maybe where I can find it!