I love the autumn. I love the bright, crisp sunny days and the cool evenings. I love reading, while I'm all curled up in an afghan and a cup of tea is on the table next to me, or maybe some cider I've heated up. I love seeing apples and pumpkins at the fruit stand. These are among my many autumn loves...But I don't love my dry and scratchy skin. Autumn is just a month old and I feel that I could win an award for dry skin already.
There are a million products just a few blocks away and I've got all kinds of lotions and creams already, but I'm still searching. I have uber-sensitive skin and as the years have gone by I've given up almost all products with pretty scents. I seem to have developed new allergies and this last step has kept things from getting much worse. My mother also developed later in life skin allergies, so I think there could be a hereditary component. Yes, I've just about given up perfume, too. This is very economical, but I do miss scented products. I was a Chanel #5 wearer for years.
Dear blog buddies, you are my go-to pals for any and all issues. I've asked about hearing aids, dress styles, coffee makers and wearing braces. I think there's no better group to chat with about this issue. I did ask the the nurse practitioners at my skin care check up last week, and they had good ideas, but I am sure there's great advice in Buttercupland, too. This inquiring mind wants to know, what are your tips for fighting dry skin?
It was truly autumn in New York today. The afternoon was lovely, but when the sun went down it was cold. I have to start keeping a pair of gloves in my pocket. I walked over to the drugstore a couple of hours ago and there was a definite chill. Gloves and a scarf are about to make their annual reappearance. Hat will have to wait a little while longer, I hope.
As always, thanks for stopping by and take good care of yourself.