Winter is hard on skin, and you may have noticed you're looking a little scalier or flakier as we edge further into February. One way to fight cold-season lizard skin? By keeping your precious 'dermis quenched and exfoliated with the right products. There's one brand in particular that beauty mavens have sworn by for years: SheaMoisture. Amazon has slashed prices on select SheaMoisture products, including the beloved SheaMoisture Body Scrub, which is now $7 (down from $9).
Why is this a good deal?
This scrub could be your new best friend for beating back uncomfortable dryness and itchiness that comes hand-in-scaly-hand with wintertime. This $7 deal is the best price we've seen in weeks, so if you're looking to stock up for the rest of the season, now's the time to act.
Why do I need this?
As we mentioned, skin looks and feels much drier in the wintertime. According to Harvard Medical School, winter "poses a special problem because humidity is low both outdoors and indoors, and the water content of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) tends to reflect the level of humidity around it." That's all well and good, but what can we do about it? The first step might be to slough off the flaky dead skin (ew) and get ready for rehydration. That's where SheaMoisture Body Scrub comes in.
This super scrub contains natural ingredients like sugar (the "scrub" part) as well as coconut oil, hibiscus flower and shea butter to exfoliate and moisturize parched skin. The scrub gently removes the dead-skin buildup from dryness and flakiness, and the rest of the cruelty-free ingredients — as well as skin-loving Vitamin E — work to keep skin smooth, soft and illuminated.
What reviewers say
"I love this especially for the winter time/cold months in the Midwest," said another reviewer. "My hands have slight eczema and get really dry in the colder months. This will get off all the dead crusty skin so it can properly be moisturized. It feels really smooth and moisturized after using on my hands so I don't necessarily need moisturizer after, but I do anyways for personal preference."
"I honestly can't put enough emphasis on how MUCH I love it," raved a third five-star fan. "I'd struggled with dry, bumpy arms for as long as I can remember — it was so embarrassing. I'd purposely hid my arms in the summer. After using this, I was shocked at how smooth and soft my arms were! To keep it up, I use it every few days or so. Totally worth the money. Oh, and did I mention how wonderful the scent is? I'm sensitive to strong smells, so that is a deal breaker for me. This is not too powerful — just enough, and smells wonderful!"
Another happy buyer confessed: "My hands looked like the Crypt Keeper's. No amount of lotion was helping. I use it after the dinner dishes are done. I scrub my hands and work it into the cuticles a bit — it works amazing on dry cuticles. It feels great. ... My hands glow. The scaly skin is gone. The dull skin transformed. I put lotion on afterwards and it feels like it actually sinks in. My hands have never been in nicer shape and they no longer look like they're centuries older than I am."
One reviewer noted that the scrub "separates — it contains oil, and oil separates from water." But the remedy is easy, they said: "Stir before using. Done. Now, spoon some out into your hand and apply to your skin. Scrub and rinse. You will feel a difference in your skin."
If your hair is suffering right along with your skin, we suggest a couple of other on-sale SheaMoisture picks.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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