When I was a kid, my skin was my greatest insecurity. Rough, red and dried out, the kids at school referred to me as “Lizard Skin,” a nickname that caused many a day where I hid in the restroom and cried. My eczema was apparent to anyone who met me, and it is one of the reasons I started shaving my legs at a very young age. The exfoliating effect seemed to improve the ability for all the various lotions and potions I tried to penetrate my skin better.
Over the years, as you can imagine, I tried a great many different brands of lotion and creams. The women in my family ALL suffer from eczema, so each generation had its own go-to product they swear by. As an adult, I change mine up every now and then, and my skin is in a lot better condition than it was even five years ago. But for some odd reason, the only time my skin rages out of control is during pregnancy.
Right now, I’m about six months pregnant with my fourth baby. My dry skin has been doing its usual thing of flaking off, itching and turning red. Thankfully, I do have my own go-to product that works really well for me when I’m having a bad flare-up. GOLD BOND. When you think of GOLD BOND, you may think of the original medicated powder, which started the brand back in 1908. But since 1996, when the brand introduced its first lotion, GOLD BOND has developed a variety of specialty everyday skincare solutions. In fact, it has become a leading brand in the hand and body lotion category.
My first experience of GOLD BOND lotion was through my grandmother. Back in my teenage years, she used to keep a bottle of it on the windowsill over her kitchen sink. As someone who kept house impeccably, she always had a sink full of hot, soapy water so she could do dishes as soon as someone used one, as well as wipe down counters and surfaces around the kitchen and dining room. Her hands were chapped and raw from constantly being wet and soapy. So as soon as she was finished with one task, she’d use a tiny bit of GOLD BOND “Healing” lotion on her hands and forearms.
My grandmother still has a bottle of GOLD BOND on her windowsill, and knowing how well it has worked for her is what inspired me to try it myself several years ago. I love the GOLD BOND® Ultimate Lotion Eczema Relief, as it works quickly and efficiently for me whenever I have a flare up. GOLD BOND® Ultimate Eczema Relief goes beyond other leading eczema products with 2% colloidal oatmeal to help break the itch-scratch cycle. This is huge for me, as during pregnancy, I often itch so much that I scratch bloody grooves into my skin. The steroid-free, patented formula blends colloidal oatmeal, 7 moisturizers, and 3 vitamins to relieve itch, dryness, scaling/peeling, roughness, and redness/irritation. It is accepted by the National Eczema Association.
In short, if you suffer from eczema, this is the product you want to be using. In a clinical study of eczema sufferers, 8 out of 10 saw and felt significant skin improvement in just two weeks, while 8 out of 10 experienced significant relief of dryness, scaling and roughness in two weeks. After four weeks, a whopping 9 out of 10 experienced significant relief of redness/irritation. The results speak for
What I’ve learned over many years of dealing with dry skin and eczema is that sometimes you gotta trust your grandmother! I’m a tried and true believer, and I would urge you to try it out yourself. GOLD BOND is available at all major mass, drug and food retailers for around $9.99.
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