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The “Savings” That Costs Me


In the past year, I have clipped coupons, received manufacturer rebate checks and done just about anything a person can do to save money.  The only place where I don’t cut corners is my sensitive skin.

Ever since I can remember, my skin has cracked and peeled in the cooler months.  Now, before I became a stay-at-home mom, I had no problem buying brand name moisturizers.  Sometimes I felt like a kid in a candy store when I went away with promotional items,even if I gave most of them to my little sister.

These days, frugality is key as my new family needs to eat and be healthy.  A couple of years ago, I bought some lotion as a 2-for-1 deal at one of those large chain discount markets.  I felt that it was a known brand and it said “For extra-dry skin” so I felt it was right up my alley.

Instead, I had to resort to using petroleum jelly after a few uses because of the excessive peeling.  Then I had to deal with acne brought on by clogged pores.  I could not wait for the cold to go away.

One friend that loves to use natural products told me about a company that does not use extracts, synthetic ingredients or anything else that is likely to cause a reaction.  And the price is nice!