Spring is here, my friends. And with it comes all the pollen you can even handle.

I only mention my awful tree/grass/weed/everything allergies, because they do much more than affect my nose – they do a number on my skin, too.

For example, I was out weeding my yard the other day, and spent a good amount of time (for me – I’m not a yard work or garden kind of person) out there, but realized that my legs were getting super itchy. I figured out I had spent too much time sitting in grass (but I really love sitting or standing on grass, especially soft grass), which was lovely, but had now given me some trouble.

How was I going to wash, exfoliate, shave, and moisturize my legs with these red itchy blotches all over?

Who would have thought that the St Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash would be the ticket? I decided to tackle this problem in two steps – first, I’d wash and moisturize to see where I was at. After making sure all was good, I took on a little exfoliation and shaving. Then moisturized again.

This routine is important! I was going out, and had a short skirt to wear. I don’t need any gross red blotches on my legs.

I think it was the oatmeal that really stopped the itching, and the shea butter helped moisturize after some itching on my part.It being all natural helped, I’m certain – no parabens, hypoallergenic (which, seriously, I need badly), and dermotologist tested.  I probably could have gotten away with no moisturizing at all, if I wasn’t going to scrape hair and skin off with a sharp blade.

And now I have one more tool in my solidly-growing arsenal of allergy-fighters.

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