Even though I am a beauty blogger, and have ready access to a variety of lovely bath and body products, I have always been a very “basic” woman when it comes to my bathing routine. I wasn’t one to take a bubble bath or a long hot shower. I always rushed through my showers treating them as an unwanted detour in my very busy day. I have always used a basic bar soap in the shower then followed up with a simple, yet effective, unscented and quick absorbing body lotion. The Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion has been a staple in my household for longer than I can remember.
Over the past several months I’ve come to realize how incredibly important self care really is. That I shouldn’t be rushing my daily bathing ritual, but rather treating it like the very well deserved and needed reprieve from my daily life that it is. That I should be taking the time to take pleasure in the sensation of the hot water on my skin and the feelings different scents in my products can invoke. Enjoying this welcome break from my daily obligations as a form of almost active mediation. When my mind is allowed to wander and inspiration is allowed to come to surface.
Since the Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizer was already an established part of my daily routine, it was only natural I step up my self pampering with the new Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurts & Washes. I still experience the same gentle care of Active Naturals Oatmeal but now with the added benefit of the nutrients found in Greek yogurt, and the subtle lovely scents of either Apricot & Honey or Vanilla & Oat. Why yogurt? Because the vitamins, lactose, proteins, lactic acid, and lipids that are naturally found in yogurt give the formula a rich, nourishing experience.
The Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash creates a lush creamy lather when used with your shower pouf and can even be used as a rich shaving lotion when applied to legs directly with your hands. The colloidal oatmeal and yogurt in the formula leave my skin feeling clean and fresh without feeling stripped, dry, or irritated.
The Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion feels really rich and hydrating but still light enough to be quickly and easily worked into the skin. It leaves skin feeling silky and nourished with either the gentle fragrance of Vanilla and Oats or Apricot and Honey. It comforts dry skin and leaves it hydrated for up to 48 hours.
I encourage you to take some time to reflect and see if there are ways that you can incorporate more self care into your life. Simple tweaks to transform daily activities into rituals of self care. Even mindless chores like washing dishes or folding laundry can be reshaped into more pleasurable periods of self reflection by incorporating music, inspiring podcasts or videos, and beautiful scents. Take advantage of the time where your undivided attention isn’t required and go within.
What are your favourite Aveeno Active Naturals products? How do you like to take time for self care?
This conversation was made possible by a partnership with Aveeno Canada. All opinions are my own.