I'm so thankful that my parents forced me to take swim lessons at a young age, even though I screeched and screamed to get out of the pool. I hated those swim lessons and wanted nothing to do with learning how to do the breaststroke or picking up a brick from the bottom of the pool.
"Do not make me float on my back! I will NOT put my head underwater!"
But my parents insisted and before I knew it I had learned the basics and went onto mastering competitive strokes. All throughout high school and college I was a lifeguard at the local country club. The boy that once fought to stay out of the water now could not get enough - I was constantly in the water. Due to the chemicals and chlorine in the water, my skin was often dry and cracking. The Midwest winters only made things worse (yes, I found ways to swim year-round).
I didn't think much about my skin at that age. "I can handle a few cracks," I thought. Now that I am in my mid-20's, I can barely handle chapped lips. I always carry Burt's Bee's chapstick in my pocket and when it comes to my skin, let's just say I need all the support I can get.
Burt's Bee products can always be found in my bathroom vanity. Face wash, chapstick, lotion, and much more. I was recently browsing their collection for new products to try and came across a hydrating sheet mask. Yes, yes, yes! Had I found my answer to solve all of my dry-skin-problems?
It is easy to use: wash face, apply sheet, wait 5-10 minutes, massage formula into face. It is as easy as that. Before I rant about this product, finding a good sheet mask can be hard for a man - our faces tend to not be as adaptive. Beards, mustaches? Yea, those don't lend themselves well to sheet masks. Honestly, that is the only issue I came across when using the this product. Beyond the slight problem of the mask not being able to properly adhere to my entire face, I really had no other complaints. I loved this product.
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