Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cruising, burning, and nesting

I just returned from my first ever cruise. Our party of ten danced, shopped and partied our way through four Caribbean ports: Cayman Grand, Belize, Honduras, and Cozumel. Even though I was pregnant, I had one of the best vacations ever. Unfortunately, my skin took a beating. I tanned nicely, but began to peel. Once we got back to Miami, I exfoliated too soon and my new skin burned badly.

Upon getting home, I was to say the least, sore. Not only on my sun burnt shoulders, but also my hips and back were achy. I realized how much the baby had grown over my vacation. The all you can eat anytime buffet didn't help either.

Looking for a way to get my skin and aching body back to normal before I returned to work, I began sorting through the products I had on hand. Renew healed and soothed my burnt shoulders better then aloe vera, and Pain-a-trate is a miracle pain reliever in lotion form.