My second destination in Thailand on my winter holiday was Phuket -- a city I've only ever dreamed about or caught glimpses of in Leonardo DiCaprio movies. Coming to a tropical climate was the perfect escape from New York's brutal winter, and I can't think of a better place to shed my warm, wooly layers and soak in some much needed Vitamin D. I feel so lucky to have had this escape; I was leaving behind a lot of turmoil and chaos in New York... Something I've debated writing about here. It's hard to know where the line should be kept between personal and public with a platform like this, but suffice to say: love is hard. The change of scenery has done me really, really well...!
And, it seems that my underarm prep (with help from Dove
gosleeveless Soothing Chamomile Deodorant), has really paid off - especially in this warmer climate where sleeves and layers are practically verboten! According to the good people at Dove,
78% of women maintain or increase their underarm care habits in the fall and winter -- something I know to be true of myself, since the cold, dry weather in the Northeast parches my skin everywhere on my body, without discrimination. Honestly, before starting this project with Dove, I hadn't even given much thought to the care that goes into my underarms because it has become so compulsory and second nature -- and I've been a fan of their products for their
Dove 1/4 moisturizers for years. The new gosleeveless product just takes it a step further. It keeps my sweat away while still moisturizing, and leaves an invisible finish -- all things that are pretty essential whether I'm sleeveless by necessity here in Thailand or getting rid of a few layers at my New Years Eve festivities when I'm back in NYC!