#NIVEAMoments ~ ‘Emotional’ Heart Health with Skincare

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As many of you know, February is Heart Health month, where many products and services let us know that it’s important for us to take care of our physical hearts. That’s an important topic to me, since both of my in-laws succumbed to heart disease. But ’emotional’ heart health is just as important, and it’s often something that I need to work on by connecting touches within my own home.

I don’t know if you’re aware of Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages,” but it is a great insight on the basic five ways that people experience love. It’s broken down into; 1. Acts of Service, 2. Quality Time, 3. Gifts, 4. Physical Touch and 5. Words of Affirmation.

I’m more of a 2 or 5 kind of gal. But my husband and daughter are completely 4’s. Which presents me with a challenge. I’m pretty hyper-sensitive when it comes to touch. For clarification, my nerve endings are very acute and so there are certain things that I don’t like touching my skin and there are certain times when being touched is highly irritating to me. My husband learned early on in our marriage to not try to give me massages (or even send me to the spa for one!) or foot rubs, and to ask if I wanted a hug or a kiss before he planted one on me. It’s not that I don’t enjoy showing love that way – it’s just that usually I want to initiate it rather than having it thrust upon me. I kind of always have that ‘personal space’ box set up around me.

Hand holding is not easy for me to do and my daughter loves to hug, and too often than not I give either lackluster ones to her or brush her off. I KNOW this is something I need to work at, as I don’t want to look back and regret my actions in the future.

So in order to work on my family’s ’emotional’ heart health as part of NIVEA Million Moments of Touch, I went to purchase some NIVEA at Sam’s Club.

I was more than impressed with the NIVEA Sam’s Club value. For just $8.98 you get two 16.9 oz bottles of the NIVEA Essentially Enriched lotion.

These bottles include a pump top which is a super bonus in my eyes.

The lotion is a really nice consistency and smells terrific. Along with my hyper-sense to touch, I also have a very sensitive scent of smell — and I am all over the scent of this particular NIVEA lotion. It actually has a pretty strong scent, but I like it – it reminded me of how a baby smells after a bath. If you’d like to see my entire Sam’s Club lotion shopping trip visit my Google + story.

So I placed a bottle on our master bathroom countertop between our two sinks. My husband uses lotion every day, and I really like the scent, so you could say it was a win/win for both of us.

And the challenge of strengthening the physical connection with my family and working on our emotional heart health has been a good one for me, it’s produced a few more Sam’s Club NIVEA moments, that I’ve allowed them to initiate instead of me.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Beiersdorf for NIVEA. #NIVEAMoments #CBias #SocialFabric. Published by Tammy Litke. All opinions are my own.

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