12 Days Of Skin Tips {$100 Gift Card Giveaway}

‘Tis the season to moisturize! With a New Year right around the corner, it’s never too late to take charge of your skin. As you reflect on the past year and look forward to the next, commit to putting the health of your skin first. Skin stress that appears during the holidays can be the result of a lack of moisture, especially if you live in a colder climate.

Here are 12 days of skin tips from Eucerin to give your skin the beautiful and healthy-looking holiday glow it deserves:

1)      Cold, dry, winter weather can be tough on your hands, wear gloves to help keep them protected against harsh winter elements.

2)      Keep your showers short and sweet and use lukewarm water. Bathing for long periods in hot water can cause skin to lose natural oils and nutrients.

3)      Winter can wreak havoc on your skin because there is less moisture in the air, low humidity. Give your skin a boost and run a humidifier at night to help add moisture.

4)      Relieve dryness associated with frequent hand washing by washing with lukewarm water, using a gentle soap, and applying moisturizer right after drying your hands.

5)      3 steps to revive dry feet. 1) Remove dry, flaky skin with a pumice stone. 2) Apply a rich moisturizer, like Eucerin’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment before bed. 3) Throw on a pair of socks to lock in the moisture and go to sleep!

6)      Try Eucerin Calming Crème (with oatmeal) to help dry, itchy skin this season.

7)      Chemicals and allergens in certain makeups, perfumes, soaps, and detergents can cause skin irritation. Avoid products that you know have irritated your skin and use gentle cleansers!

8)      Snow reflects sunlight, making it important to wear an SPF product like Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 all year round for protection from UVA and UVB rays.

9)      Coarse fabrics can cause itchiness if you have sensitive skin. Go for something silky!

10)   Getting a full six to eight hours of sleep is important for your overall well-being and helps your skin look its best. Get to bed early to get plenty of shut-eye

11)   Tame chapped lips. For lip hydration, try applying a few drops of olive oil and honey or pick up Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect SPF 30.

12)   Wind can act like sandpaper when constantly hitting exposed skin. Protect skin with a rich moisturizer and bundle up with hats and scarves.

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Make sure to visit the Eucerin US Facebook page to receive a sample of Eucerin lotion when you like the Eucerin Facebook page. There you will also find great tips and personalized recommendations from Eucerin dermatologists!

Featured Eucerin Products Of The Month:

Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion (16.9 fl. oz.) a unique, fast absorbing lotion that combines Ceramide-3, skin’s own moisturizers, and Gluco-Glycerol to improve the condition of skin and help fight dryness at the source.

o   Dermatologist recommended

o   Provides intense moisture for skin that looks and feels immediately hydrated

o   Strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture

o   Improves moisture reserves to help prevent dryness from recurring for healthy looking skin

o   Fast absorbing, non-greasy

Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion (6.8 fl. oz.) helps alleviate and repair extremely dry skin with a unique concentrated formula that features a groundbreaking technology that combines skin’s own natural moisturizers and Ceramide-3, a component of a healthy skin barrier, with Gluco-Glycerol,  an innovative moisturizer—to improve the condition of skin and fight extreme dryness. The product is highly effective and has been granted the Good Housekeeping Seal. If it doesn’t work as claimed Good Housekeeping will replace or refund the purchase price.

o   Dermatologist recommended

o   Moisture rich formula, yet lightweight and fast absorbing

o   Strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture

o   Improves moisture reserves to help prevent dryness from recurring for healthy looking skin

o   Fragrance-free, won’t clog pores

 GIVEAWAY:

Healthy Skin Kit Prize pack includes: Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion, Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion, moisturizing gloves, a pumice stone, and a $100 Visa Gift Card!

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Which skin tip above is your favorite?

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Enter another one of my giveaways (find them in the upper right corner)

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

7) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends January 15, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a prize pack from Eucerin for posting this giveaway.}

The ABC’s Of Healthy Skin {$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Time for the August giveaway sponsored by Eucerin!

I am loving my soft skin thanks to the Eucerin lotion I’ve been using daily :)

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This month, Eucerin would like to help you put your Skin First every day with the ABC’s for your skin care routine. It’s not just what you put on your skin but also what you put in your body that effects how your skin looks and feels. Besides cleansing and moisturizing, during the day and night, there are simple things you can do every day to keep your skin healthy.

·         A is for Anti-oxidants – Foods rich in antioxidants help prevent and repair damage to your skin from the sun.

·         B is for Vitamin B – Found in many grain and dairy products, Vitamin B helps maintain healthy skin.

·         C is for Children – Did you know that one severe childhood sunburn doubles your chance of developing melanoma? Protect your children from sunburn now by teaching them to use an SPF lotion, like Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion, every day.

·         D is for Dermatologist – You should see a board certified dermatologist at least once a year.

·         E is for Everyday – While it may not flair up as severely in the summer months, dry skin requires year-long care. Eucerin Skin Calming Daily Moisturizing Crème with natural oatmeal will moisturize and soothe dry, itchy skin. Has Eucerin helped relieve your dry skin?

·         F is for Feet – You spend most of the day on your feet, so why not care for them just as much as you do other parts of your body. If you suffer from chapped or crack skin on your feet, try Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Foot Crème.

·         G is for Gluco-Glycerol – Eucerin Professional Repair with Gluco-Glycerol improves the moisture supply to the skin. Professional Repair’s unique formula is ideal for extremely dry skin.

·         H is for Healing – Nothing beats the original! If you have cracks or persistently dry skin, you may need more than a daily moisturizer. Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Creme is fragrance free and dermatologist recommended to seal in the moisture your skin will need to help in the healing process.

·         I is for Incidental Sun Exposure – Skin is exposed to the sun’s UVA/UVB rays during everyday activities like driving in a car or sitting by a window at work. Use Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion to help protect your skin everyday!

·         J is for Joyous – We were joyous when the Eucerin US Facebook page hit 500,000 fans earlier this year. And it continues to grow! 7xx,xxx [Switch out the number of fans for that day’s post] and counting. Thanks for being such dedicated fans throughout the years! [Include link to Thank You video]

·         K is for Kale – Kale’s antioxidant properties can help your skin look healthier.

·         L is for Lotion – Lotions have a lighter texture than creams and can work best for daily skin hydration. Look at our texture scale on every bottle of Eucerin and choose lightweight ones, like Daily Protection or Daily Replenishing Lotion, for use on warm summer days. (Include image of texture scale)

·         M is for Moisturizer – We recommend moisturizing twice a day – morning and night – to keep your skin looking healthy all day long.

·         N is for Nourish – What are your tips for nourishing your skin on a daily basis? Share yours and we could feature it in a Eucerin Facebook photo or update!

·         O is for Organ – Your skin is your body’s largest organ, which is why we put skin care at the top of our to-do list.

·         P is for pH Balance – The skin’s natural pH ranges from 4.5 to 5.5, but UV light, temperature changes, and sweating can all affect the skin’s pH levels, causing your skin to dry out. To help keep this dryness at bay, apply a Eucerin body lotion daily after your shower or bath.

·         Q is for Quiz – Which Eucerin product contains Gluco-Glycerol? A. Intensive Repair B. Professional Repair C. Original D. Daily Protection

·         R is for Replenishing – Don’t just moisturize your skin; make sure you’re using a product that will help heal it too! Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion is specially formulated to replenish the skin’s natural moisture barrier for healthier looking skin.

·         S is for Sunscreen – Dermatologists recommend applying at least 1 ounce (about a golf ball sized amount) of sunscreen to your entire body at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.

·         T is for Texture – Every bottle of Eucerin comes with a texture scale right on the label to help you decide which product you should use on your skin. [Include image of texture scale]

·         U is for Urea – For conditions like Keratosis Pilaris, dermatologists recommend using a moisturizer that contains urea and buffered alpha hydroxy acids – like Eucerin’s Professional Repair. Urea provides intense moisture, while the alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin for a smoother look and feel.

·         V is for Vigilant – Regular full-body exams ensure that you’re catching suspicious spots and preventing skin cancer. Be vigilant and if you notice an unusually dark or abnormally shaped spot on your skin, bring it to the attention of your doctor or dermatologist.

·         W is for Warm – Warm, not hot showers and baths are best to prevent the stripping of natural oils and nutrients from your skin.

·         X is for X-Ray – Similar to x-rays, UVA rays can penetrate everything from clouds, clothing, and car windows. Help protect your skin from the sun with Eucerin Daily Protection Lotions this summer.

·         Y is for You! – You can help protect your skin and keep it looking healthy – with FREE samples of Eucerin’s Daily Replenishing Lotion on our Facebook page. All you have to do is Like the Facebook Page and click on the app that says “Unlock Free Samples.

·         Z is for Zinc – Zinc oxide is a mineral that provides UVA/UVB protection. Look for this ingredient in your sunscreens and in Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 and make sure you’re getting broad spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage.

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GIVEAWAY:

$100 Visa Gift Card and Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz)

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) What did you learn from the ABC’s of healthy skin?

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Comment on another one of my posts (find them here)

9) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends September 5, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a Eucerin prize pack like the one that is being given away. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Mother’s Day Giveaway {$125 Visa Gift Card, Eucerin Lotion, and Eco Orbies}

mothers day gift ideas

Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then stop by Sason & Pobi to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV411U – 32″ class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!

MY GIVEAWAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

$125 Visa Gift Card {sponsored by Eucerin}

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15 (13.5 oz.)

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (4 oz.)

Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz)

Eco Orbies

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave a comment below telling me why you want to win

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{Do any or all of the following for extra entries, leave a comment for each you do}

1) “Like” Eco Orbies on Facebook

2) Like Eucerin on Facebook

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Subscribe to this blog {look in the upper right hand corner}

6) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

This giveaway ends May 15, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a gift package from Eucerin and they are generously providing my winner with a great prize package as well. I was not compensated for including information about Eco Orbies. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. Makobi Scribe Reviews, LLC or the Mother’s Day Gift Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.)



$125 Visa Gift Card Giveaway {And Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion Review}

I am happy to announce that I am 1 of 4 Chicago area bloggers that was chosen to be part of the Eucerin Skin First Network as a blog ambassador. You should be excited because you know what this means for you? It means that over the next year or so I will be sharing about Eucerin’s new products and offering a $125 Visa gift card to one of you every month! Just think of all the skin care and beauty products you could buy for yourself {yes…yourself!} You could, of course, spend it on your kids or buy something for your home but I think that you deserve something special! ;)

The first product I’d like to share with you all just came out in select stores this month.  Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion for extremely dry skin has gotten great reviews from people that have used it so I was excited to try it out on my family’s skin. I was first up. I tried the lotion on my driest skin- the sides of my feet {weird dry skin area, huh?} and saw an improvement in that area between the time I went to bed and the time I woke up. The dry skin was so much smoother! Next up was Sinisa. His hands are always very dry since he works in the food industry and washes his hands constantly. He thought the lotion was “calming” and liked that it wasn’t oily. He said that he immediately felt like he could move his hands without feeling like they were cracking.

This lotion from Eucerin has a special ingredient. The website says “it features groundbreaking technology that combines your skin’s own natural moisturizers and Ceramide-3, a component of a healthy skin barrier, with Gluco-Glycerol, an innovative moisturizer—to improve the condition of skin and fight extreme dryness.” This means it helps prevent dryness from reoccurring. I love that it keeps working even after it’s disappeared on my skin. It also won’t clog pores which is important to me since I have skin that is prone to breakouts.

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Do you have a dry skin tip? If you share them with Eucerin on Facebook or Twitter {links below} you may see your tip featured on their page!

GIVEAWAY

One reader will win a bottle of Eucerin Professional Repair Skin Care Lotion and a $125 Visa Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER

(Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do)

1) Tell me why you want to win

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

9) Comment on a non-giveaway post

10) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends on April 15, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received compensation and a review product but all thoughts are my own.)