Archive | January 2012

WINTER WEATHER EQUALS DRY, ITCHY SKIN!!!

If your like me this time of year can be most uncomfortable when it comes to crawling itchy dry skin. Cold weather outside. Drastic temperature changes, household heaters turned up.  No wonder our skin is confused.

For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but is simply caused by harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturizer, and long, hot showers. Normal, healthy skin is coated in a thin layer of natural lipids, or fatty substances. They keep in moisture, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of Dry Skin.

Pat Dry

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Dry Skin and Moisturizer Misuse ~~If you don’t apply your moisturizer correctly them you aren’t getting any of the benefits of it. You have to put on moisturizer when your skin is still damp, the moisturizer is trapping the moisture still on your skin.” Your skin shouldn’t be sopping wet – just pat yourself dry with a towel and put it on. Let it soak in for a few minutes, and then towel off the excess. Try any one of the Moisture Therapy products: Ultra Skin Renewal, Intensive Treatment, Oatmeal, Vitamin Skin Defense.  All available in 13.5 fl oz Body Lotion, 4.2fl oz Hand Cream and our new Bonus Size 33.8fl oz Body lotion. All on Sale NOW!

Dry Skin and Dry Air ~~ Dry air is probably the most common cause of dry skin, especially during the winter. It draws the moisture right out of the skin.” While cold, harsh weather does dry your skin, another big problem in the winter lies indoors — the dry heat churned out by your furnace.

Long, Hot Showers & Baths Also Dry Skin ~~

Prolonged exposure to water – especially hot water  – can wash away the natural oils that protect your skin. Turn the temperature down and shorten the length of time your in the water. Use cream oil body wash or shower Gel,  like Skin So Soft

Use Skin so Soft in the shower

Soapy Skin, Dry Skin?~~

Soap can be one of the biggest problems people have with dry skin  Soap can quickly strip away your skin’s protective oils, and we tend to use way too much of it. The average person who goes to school or work

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just doesn’t get very dirty during the day. However in the shower many people scrub at their skin like it’s the bottom of their shoes. Unless you’re a ditch digger, the only parts of the body that need any soap or cleanser at all are the face, hands, feet, groin and underarms. The rest of the body can usually just be rinsed off with water. Using an oil type body wash or shower gel will help restore some of that lost moisture your skin needs to stay healthy.  Avon’s world famous Skin So Soft products are a great choice for this. Available in Body Wash, Body Lotion, Shower Gel, Serums Gelled Body Oil. In Original scent and Signature Silk.

Itchy Clothing and Dry Skin~~

No matter how much you might love the look of a wool sweater, it’s not worth it if it’s uncomfortable. Dry skin is especially sensitive to contact irritants, so continually exposing your skin to uncomfortable clothing could make your skin drier and itchier.  Go with clothes that feel comfortable the first time you put them on. Make sure your clothing isn’t too tight either, since chafing can also cause and irritate dry skin. And remember, if your skin feels irritated, use detergents without perfumes or dyes.

ALWAYS MOISTURIZE

Wear Soft comfortable Fabrics Instead

Some Drugs May Dry Skin~~

A number of drugs have the side effect of drying out the skin. They include:

  • High blood pressure drugs, like diuretics
  • Retinoids like Retin-A used for acne and for other purposes

  • Getting Help for Dry, Itchy Skin

    While dry skin can be a sign of these more serious health conditions, it’s usually nothing more than run-of-the-mill dry skin — regardless of how horrible it feels.

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    Kathy Michael ~ Independent Avon Sales Consultant ~ Greater San Diego Area ~ 619-994-4532 ~ avonladykathy@gmail.com ~ http://www.youravon.com/kathymichael

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Hello I’m Kathy and this is my Avon World

Welcome to my world of Avon!

This is my first ever blog and hope that I will be able to share with you my Avon life.  Through out this journey I hope to explore real issues in regards to skin care, hair care and of course make up.  Giving out Tips and tricks, Money saving ideas and shopping comparisons to the Big high end cosmetics distributors.   I may even throw in some special deals. Maybe some exclusive coupons and offers just for my follower’s.  So stay tune and walk with me through this journey!!

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That’s me and here is a little bit of my story.  I am a mother of 2 daughters and the stepmother of 2 boys.  Grandmother to 3 beautiful children:  a boy 2 yrs. and miracle twin girls 7 months.

I joined Avon in June 2010 to earn extra money, as most people do. What the heck $10 bucks to join, why not what have I got to lose right. Small cost to start, no inventory to buy no kits to buy.. just take the catalogs and hand them out and the product will sell itself right!  So the journey began. Fully motivated and ready to become an “Avon Mogal” as my husband always says.  I needed $50 to place my 1st order and, oh no, I had only 3 days to get it together before my order had to be placed.  How the heck was I going to make this happen..well I started the training and reading everything I could get my hands on. Time was ticking away. Then I had to take that GIANT step out the front door. Now I’m kind of a shy person and this was very out of my comfort zone. You can do this I kept telling myself.  There is a bigger picture here and you can make this work. So off I went determined to stay focused and positive..Second door I knocked on got an order. Now I’m excited and pumped up. This is fantastic and so easy.  Six months later I am still knocking on doors and loving the adventure of it all.  All continues to go well from that point forward making a little money and growing.  Then one Saturday 4 months into this something very exciting happens and everything changes.  I knock on someones door. Husband answers and he tells me his wife has always wanted to sell Avon, come in and talk to her. Next thing I know  I’m recruiting my 1st down line representative. Oh my god how did that happen and what the heck do I do now!  The leadership talks began and I was on my way to becoming a sales leader. Now seven months later I have a team of representative and new goals for 2012.

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