Truthiness Day 12: Lighter Shade of Pale

Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.

Ummm….geez, I don’t know.  Is this supposed to refer to things on which I think I should be complimented?  I ask because no one compliments me on my cooking but that is because I suck at it.  Ditto singing, cleaning, science, my memory…

I guess no one compliments me on my pale skin.  I’ve heard a lot throughout my life about how I should get a tan.  If I wear black people ask me if I’m ill.  My one big complaint about my wedding make up is that the cosmetologist used a foundation that was notably darker than my complexion, so my face looked tan while the rest of me was pale (it totally looked obvious to me because I had a fair amount of my chest showing).

I like my skin and the fact that I’m able to keep it in good, unburnt shape.  There are so few who think that is a *good* thing.  Maybe it’s that I live in California?  Should I move to Canada or England?  Hm…

Eucerin Skin First Pledge and Giveaway

When I attended BlogHer I took Eucerin’s skin first pledge.  Most of my life I’ve been very concerned about my skin and treating it well.  Not only am I very pale, prone to sunburns and break-outs, and have highly sensitive skin, but my mother hand skin cancer before she was even 35.  Putting my skin first is kind of a no brainer for me.

My son’s skin is even more sensitive than mine,  and after a breakout of red, scaly, dry skin patches when he was an infant, our Pediatrician advised us to limit baths, avoid all manner of bath products, and slather him in lotion.  We were given a sample of fragrance free Eucerin lotion and it totally healed the irritated patches of skin.  We’ve been using it ever since.

Upon taking the skin first pledge, I received the bag of Eucerin lotion products pictured here (contents: Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion, Daily Skin Balance Hand Crème, Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30, Health & Wellness Journal).  Eucerin reached out to me after the conference to offer these full size product sample bags to two of my readers, as well.

So, dear readers, in order to win this giveaway please leave a comment telling me how you take care of your skin.  If you tweet this offer, you will get an additional entry (please leave an additional comment with the URL of your tweet – it will not count otherwise).  I will choose two winners with the help of Random.org on Friday, August 27th.

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Disclosure – Receiving the bag of Eucerin products at BlogHer has in no way, shape, or form, affected my personal review nor mandated that I host a giveaway.  I will not receive compensation for this post and giveaway.

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