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A Little Me Time, Courtesy of Dove

Posted Jul 18 2012 3:39am

We interrupt this infertility blog for my first-ever BlogHer Reviewer sponsored post.

I’m excited to have the chance to actually share a paid review with y’all. So very quickly, yes – I’m being compensated for this post but the opinions are my own. Promise! So let’s get right to it, shall we?

I have a confession to make: I love bath and body products.

It’s probably one of the girliest things about me. I have been known to have no less than 5 different body washes sitting in the shower at once. Right now, there are even 3 shampoos and 1 conditioner. I’ve lost count of the number of hotel shampoos and soaps I’ve collected over the years. And it’s not like I’m compulsive about showering or anything – I like having an array of options when I get in the shower, because shower time is Me Time.

In fact, a lot of the blog posts you see here? Many of them are brought to you by Me Time in the shower, as I stand under the water, contemplative and cerebrally verbose.

Okay, another confession: I’m a little neurotic about having great skin. I consider wrinkles and dry skin my arch nemeses. I’ve been lucky to have super smooth skin my whole life and I can be a bit of discerning shower-er when it comes to my body washes and lotions.

For the past week and a half, I’ve been using Dove® VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash:

Dove VisibleCare Renewing Crème Body Wash

Toro has a bright future in product placement.

Even after the very first time I used it a few weeks ago, I could feel the difference immediately. I struggle with dry skin year round, despite its otherwise smoothness, mostly because I’m in a perpetual state of dehydration… I just don’t drink enough fluids during the day. I lotion like a beast. After using the Renewing Crème Body Wash, my skin was softer, smoother – not a dry patch to be found. It’s so rich and creamy that I didn’t need to lotion up after my shower.

And after a recent sunburn, Dove’s body wash was a life saver. Not a peely patch to be found. And then I took it a step further and used it on my face. Amazingly, it didn’t dry out my face at all. But I’m kind of a traditionalist when it comes to body washes: they’re meant for the neck down. Still, it was a great way for me to see just how creamy and moisturizing it was without destroying my very sensitive facial skin.

It’s a surprisingly luxurious body wash that makes for a really pleasant bath experience. And my skin has looked and felt fantastic as a result. Which, yanno, makes me feel fantastic as a result.

Right now , I’m kind of focused on the little things that make me happy. Shower time is definitely one of those little things that make me happy and I’ve really been loving Dove’s VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash. It’s got my bath time stamp of approval.

I cannot wait to use it in the winter.

I know I can’t be the only one who obsesses likes a little me time in the shower… which bath and body products are your favorites? What are your skin care routines? Let’s get girly and dish in the comments ;)

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