NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner: A New Way To Moisturize Your Skin

I’m sure you’ve heard that best time to apply a moisturizer is right after you get out of the shower, while your skin is still damp. However, when I jump out of the shower, my mind is on drying my hair and getting dressed that I sometimes forget to put lotion on. NIVEA has the solution for me – moisturize before getting out of the shower!

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At first it seemed counter-intuitive to rinse off a moisturizing lotion. But when I thought about it, I realized it’s no different than what I’ve been doing with my hair conditioner my entire life.

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NIVEA In-Shower Intensive Skin Conditioner (in the classic ‘NIVEA blue’ bottle) is made with nourishing Almond Oil for those with dry skin that needs extra care and the Whitening Skin Conditioner has 50x Vitamin C from Camu Camu to radiantly whiten dull skin.

You wouldn’t replace your shampoo with just a hair conditioner and it’s pretty much the same with this product —  it isn’t meant to take the place of your body wash. Cleanse your body with soap before applying the NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner to wet skin.

I found both products to be equally effective. My skin feels incredibly soft and smooth after I towel dry and, to my surprise, I didn’t need extra body lotion for the entire day. I had none of the dry flakes on my elbows – which for me, is an obvious indicator if my skin is sufficiently moisturized or not. Furthermore, it doesn’t leave the least bit of sticky residue that would often accompany a heavy lotion.

* NOTE: Make NIVEA the last step in your shower routine. You don’t want to be rinsing out your shampoo with hands that have lotion all over them.  Also – don’t put any on the bottom of your feet because the stuff is a little slippery. My palms feel slightly sleek after rinsing the lotion off but non-greasy at all once it’s dry.

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I find the In-Shower Skin Conditioner to be most handy when I need to take a shower at the gym. The female dressing room can get pretty busy after cycling class and I don’t have the time nor patience to wait for my skin to dry before putting regular body lotion on. Plus I’ll also have to wait for the lotion to absorb into the skin and properly dry before getting dressed.

It’s one less thing I have to do outside of the shower, so that’s a win for me.

My three favourite things about the NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion are 1) convenience 2) it locks in moisture for the entire day and 3) its pleasantly light fragrance is not overpowering. I’ve also used it as a shaving cream and I find it to be just as effective; just make sure you rinse the blade thoroughly after a few swipes.


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Simply buy the NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner and look for the 7-digit promo code on the specially marked stickers. Submit the promo code along with your personal details via SMS at 3456. For more information, head to .




10 Strengthening Foam Roller Exercises

I’m back on a roll! Just did these foam roller exercises yesterday after a chill weekend in Boracay (chill meaning I skipped the gym, although running on the beach and SUP kept me active! ) and man…. is my body sore today. And I mean that good muscle-soreness where I know I’ve challenged my body to become stronger, not the bad – where I pushed my body too far that it literally hurts to move. Funny thing is, I’m going to use the roller some more later to release the knots and tight muscles from working out with the roller itself.

Foam rollers are one of my favorite exercise equipment because they are useful for both warming up before training, and afterwards for recovery. Plus, it can be used as a strength-training tool, helping to engage key muscles you want to tone, like your arms, abs, thighs, and butt.

Because the foam roller is a curved, unstable surface, it can replace a BOSU trainer or stability ball in many exercises to improve your balance and fire up your core muscles. 

There are many types of foam rollers in the market varying in quality, durability and length. My personal favorite is the 13-inch AccuPoint foam roller as it provides the best stability. (If you’re taller you may want a longer roller, try 16-24″.)

Here are 10 foam roller exercises to add in your warm-up or workout routine:

1. Standing Twist (30 sec)
2. Shin Splint Rollout (x8)
3. Push-ups (x6-8)
4. Plank Leg Raises (x8 each side)
5. Reverse Plank Ab Hold (x8)
6. Side Plank Leg Raise (x8 each side)
7. Oblique Crunch (x8)
8. Cobra Slide (x8)
9. Cross Crunch (8 each side)
10. Russian Twist (30 sec)

Let me know if you tried any of these exercises, I’d love to hear what you think about it!


How To Use Resistance Band To Improve Your Pull-up

There’s nothing like training outdoors in perfect weather. Building strength and improving stamina with calisthenics. Nica Sandra demonstrates how to do a proper pull-up with the help of resistance bands while we work up a sweat combining plyometrics and dynamic movements.

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