Dry skin was one of the hardest things I had to deal with growing up. While other girls had soft, supple skin that seemed so touchably soft, mine resembled something more like a human/snake hybrid. My mother had taken me to a doctor as a child, and I was diagnosed with eczema, a condition that is actually pretty common. But my eczema always seemed to present very differently from others I knew with the condition. My skin was more like a thin layer of milky scales over the pinky flesh beneath. My legs would look thick and dry, and my feet would crack open and bleed. We tried to deal with the symptoms, and we tried endless lotions, salves and balms to soothe but the best we could ever do was keep it at bay for a few hours.
In fact, it was only two years ago when a chance meeting with a well-known dermatologist finally gave me the answers I was looking for. After conversing with her for a bit, I told her about how badly my skin would behave and how difficult it was to live with it. I’ll never forget how bored she sounded when she diagnosed me with Ichthyosis Vulgaris. It wasn’t just eczema, after all. It turned out that eczema was one symptom of a many-faceted skin condition that I was born with.
This doctor’s suggestions were to stay as hydrated as possible. Not only outside, but also inside. She suggested drinking more water – up to four liters per day. She suggested humidifiers all around our home, or even leaving bowls of water out to help saturate the very air around me. She suggested glycerin and vitamin E oil and any number of expensive treatments at a spa. And she suggested Curél®.
I’ve already spoken of my love for Curél® right on this very blog. It has always been my go-to lotion and the one I reach for after each and every bath or shower. I use it on my children and even occasionally suggest it to my husband when he complains of dryness. I’ve been using it so long that it doesn’t even occur to me that anything might be better. But wouldn’t you know that the clever folks at Curél® have gone and surpassed themselves.
is a new wet skin moisturizer. After showering, your skin cells expand like a sponge, making it easier for moisture to penetrate. This amazing new product makes use of this fact by soaking into your wet skin and helping to replenish ceramide levels and repair or maintain the moisture barrier. In short – it’s a friggin’ miracle!
For so long I have had to read labels, worry about which products came anywhere near me and deal with having “sensitive skin.” I’ve tried endless products to combat it, and nothing has ever really given me total confidence until now.
Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer claims that it will be the end of dry skin, and I absolutely believe them! My own skin is living proof that this stuff works. I use it every single day after my bath, before toweling off. In the past, I would use the original Curél® lotion after drying my body completely. I’ll tell you, I thought I was happy then, but it was nothing compared to this new body lotion! My legs have always been the body part I’m most self-conscious about. Much like someone with bad dandruff won’t wear black, I would not wear dark pants because my dry, flaked skin would slough off and embarrass me. Since starting Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, I have not had this problem. At all.
After the very first use, I found that my skin looked healthier. My occasional dry patches (I say occasional because since I first started using Curél® many years ago, I’ve had fewer problems) have not made an appearance since day two or three of this new lotion. And my skin STAYED soft and supple from shower to shower. In the past, I’d notice dry patches quickly. Now my skin stays soft and supple longer than ever!
I know I’m not the only woman with this issue. So many of us deal with year-round dry skin, and I truly feel like this is the answer. Check out this infographic that I participated in to show what it’s really like to live with dry skin.
f you are dealing with your own skin woes, I highly recommend trying out new Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer. It’s available in most mass, drug and grocery retailers. Your skin will thank you!
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