By Mary N. DiZazzo

Dry, Itchy Skin? Tame It Now!

Ciao bella,

This time of year is such a struggle to keep warm and moisturized! I have bottles of moisturizer and massage bars for my hands and skin everywhere in my house and purse. One thing I must say is I never had such dry and itchy skin since these last couple of years. Oh Mother Nature you are trying my patience once again!

Here are some dry skin helpers from my arsenal--

LUSH has as array of wonderful massage bars. Containing essential oils to sooth and smooth your skin and mood!

  • New - PEARL: scented with Rose and textured with tapioca and sago bubbles to work out knots.
  • New- YES YES YES: exotically scented with jasmine, ylang ylang, rose and sandalwood oils.
  • My fav Lush scent and moisture product is AFRICAN PARADISE! After showering apply this African Flower scented wonder on wet skin then rinse off. Hypnotic.

On my kitchen counter, bedside and next to my TV chair are small pump bottles of OPI Avojuice Quenchers in all the most lovely scents. Just to name a few are orange/vanilla, hibiscus blossom and ginger lily. You can find the small bottles in my purse. Many wonderful scents to choose from! It's lovely and lightly scented and absorbs into skin and last for hours. I just love the pump style since it is easy and quick. Find these at your local salon.

Cuccio is the word! Their Body Butters come in many scents including unscented and most popular the Milk and Honey dreamy scent. It absorbs into your skin and best used after cleansing. Works as a barrier on your skin until you wash it off. You wouldn't know you had cream on your skin! So unbelievably soft! Light scent. Also at your salon.

A big hit with my clients were Bodi Pure's moisturizing gloves and socks. A waterless high-level of moisture benefits. Heals skin and strengthens nails all in one! Just slip on for 20-30 minutes and there you'll have once again touchable and lasting soft Hands and Feet. Call me to find any of the professional products!

So all you winter babes should take my advice to stay soft and smelling fresh with these tried and true products!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or