I hate to be ashy. HATE.IT. My skin has a tendency to be on the dry side so as soon as I got out of the shower or bath, I pat myself dry keeping my skin a bit damp and moisturize immediately. I'm pretty anal about it and buy a new container of lotion when the current one starts feeling a bit light. I REFUSE to run out. I keep hand lotion in my purse, in the door of my truck, in the glove compartment, etc. There is hand lotion near pretty much every sink in our home so I can keep my hands moisturized properly.
Yesterday, Shelly asked me for some lotion for her hands. She was digging around in another bag of mine and pulled something out that she could have used.
Me: No...I have the good stuff in my purse. Hold on.
I know she was looking at me like I was crazy because she was about to use some Aquaphor and well...that stuff is super good too.
But it wasn't as good as the good stuff I keep in my purse just for hands.
I have issues about lotion yall.
I thought about that and where it stems from and I realized...I get it from my mama. NOTHING was worse to her than ashy knees, elbows, ankles, etc. She was the type of mommy who would lick her thumb to wipe some ash off your face before I started running screaming from her when I saw that thumb headed my way cuz really...that's kinda gross. Lady...you just wiped spit on me. NO. LOL!
She kept a lil container of Vaseline in her purse and had no problem having a wax on/wax off moment no matter where we were. You'd close your eyes and she'd paint you shiny right there, ear lobes et al. We were a NO.ASH family. My brother will be with me somewhere and look over and say..."I know you have lotion in your bag, huh Monnie? Answer? Yup. Sure do.
Today I find that this body moisturizer is my fave: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Do you have anything that you KNOW you get from your mama? Anything you simply won't compromise on? Super fluffy towels? Chocolate hidden in a basket? Peeling an orange a certain way? LOL!