Raise your hand if you suffer from extremely dry skin year round. Okay. Of those people with their hands in the air, wave them around like you just don’t care. Seriously. Do it. Okay. Stop. Hammer time. Okay, okay. Let’s get serious. Those of you who raised your hand the first time and didn’t put them down, I need to know how many of you also have sensitive skin.
Right. Me, too. And it’s no cakewalk. I have to be careful of every lotion and potion, including bar soap, shower gels, laundry detergents, fabric softeners and even dish soaps. The good thing is now that I am older, I know what works and what doesn’t. It also helps that a lot of products these days are specially formulated for sensitive skin. The bad thing is, a lot of the sensitive skin products don’t do such a good job of battling the extreme dry skin I suffer from. It is no joke when I tell you I have tried everything under the sun. While I do have a few brand products I consider my ‘go-to’ I am all about finding products that are more ‘all-in-one’ and simple instead of multiple products. I’ve seen commercials for the new lines of shower lotions and sat there in disbelief. It made no sense to me to use a lotion in a shower just so you can rinse it off. It made no sense to me to use a different brand after the shower while still wet so you can towel-dry it off. Nope, none at all. I honestly felt like I would just be wasting my money and still have to put some sort of oil or lotion potion on my skin.
When Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer landed in my lap, honestly, I didn’t have much hope.
But, let me tell you what happened.
Day 1 – I took my shower as usual. The minute I stepped out, I reached for my towel and dried off my face. I was about to dry off my body when I remembered I am not supposed to do that. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out. First thing I noticed when I put Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer in my hand was that there was no smell – thankful for that. I started with my legs and worked my way up. A little seemed like it went a long way. Then, I towel dried as directed. More like towel patted. I was convinced this wasn’t going to work, that I was going to have to put lotion on again later in the day. Happy to report, that was not needed on my body. I did have to put some on my hands and feet but that is likely due to all the abuse my hands take through the day with the contestant touching of things (like animals) and washing my hands.
Day 2 – When I woke up this morning, I didn’t feel that tight itchy feeling on my legs that I usually have. When I went to change in to my workout clothes, I saw that my legs were not dry and scaly. I was pretty excited about that. Showered and applied the lotion again before towel drying.
Day 3 and beyond – smooth sailing from here on out. Once you do it a couple of times, you realize just how easy it is. It really wasn’t too much different that my other routine, which consisted of putting on lotion or oil after I had towel dried. This one goes on before. And it lasts a heck of a lot longer. There is no funky smell and it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. Curél recently reached out to 40 bloggers ranging from age 16 to 55. One of the questions was whether they had been in an embarrassing situation because of their dry skin and a whopping 75% said they had.
I’ve been there.
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