Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month With Dove! @Dove #Giveaway #Ad

    Year after year, I find myself complaining about the impact that the cold weather here in New York City has on my skin during the winter.  As a matter of fact, I keep lotion on my desk in my classroom to moisturize my skin throughout the workday.  During this season, my skin tends to dry out and I have heard from many of my loved ones and friends that they also suffer from dry skin when Jack Frost chooses to make his entrance.     During National Healthy Skin Month, it is important to to re-evaluate your skincare routine and ensure your skin is getting the care it needs.  Dove is the #1 Dermatologist recommended brand and leaves skin softer and smoother after just one shower. The Dove personal wash collection includes a variety of Beauty Bars and Body Washes to cater to every skin type.  From the shower to the moment I leave the house after getting dressed, using Dove has made a huge difference in helping me to make sure my skin is … [Read more...]

Care For Your Skin This Spring! @Dove #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Dove US. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.      I've always had combination skin.  Although I have some oily areas on my face, I suffer from dry skin on the rest of my body and am always on the lookout for products that will help me to retain moisture.  This is especially true during the Spring and Summer months when I tend to shave my legs more often due to more frequent wear of shorts or dresses.  I find that my skin tends to lose valuable nutrients during this time and I have to work harder to keep it soft and smooth.     Recently, I found a product that not only allows me to enjoy a luxurious lather when I am showering but that I can also use as a substitute for shaving cream during the warm weather.  New Dove Crème Mousse body washes feature a rich, whipped formula that allows me to enjoy the benefits of a body wash and a shave cream … [Read more...]

The True Definition of Beauty! #DoveInspired

    As an educator, I get to see first-hand what happens to young girls who have low or poor self-esteem.  Almost immediately, not feeling good about themselves catapults them into a downward spiral that they cannot always recover from.  This is especially true during adolescence when the added factors of going through puberty and peer pressure cause many young girls to doubt their own self-worth.     Many of my female students come to me to share their feelings about not being pretty enough, about not being as beautiful as their friends, or wondering why certain boys are not interested in them.  Notice that all of these feelings stem from what they think other people's perception is of who they are or whether they are good enough.  The thing that is lacking from this equation is a feeling of love and worthiness from within.  The problem is that a lot of young girls have not been taught how to love and value themselves first.     We need to teach young girls and young women that they … [Read more...]