It’s been no secret that I pride myself on my facial skin care routine. In all honesty, I tend to neglect the rest of my body. I fall into this “out of sight, out of mind” mentality and completely forget my outer extremities. They always seem to be hidden under layers of warm and fuzzy socks or gloves; anything to keep the chill out. Ironically, this should be when I focus on my dry skin the most. I’ve always suffered from dry skin; I even had eczema as a kid which was frustrating and uncomfortable. I eventually grew out of it, but for a while it had become an issue that I was embarrassed about. Now, as an adult, I want (and need) to be more conscientious of managing my dry skin and moisturizing regularly.
Recently, Curél surveyed 40 bloggers, including me, to see how we felt about our dry skin. It was amazing how common this issue is! Take a look at their results – do you have the same issues?
So, after a cold, Chicago winter, I partnered with Curel to give their Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer a try and end my dry skin woes with daily use. I was immediately intrigued; a light-weight, non-greasy lotion that I can apply to wet skin. You mean one less step in my quickly growing night-time routine? I never really thought about it before, but it makes sense. You steam your face to open the pores so that it can soak up the best of the serums and lotions you’re slathering on. Why wouldn’t you do the same for the rest of your body? You can apply this moisturizer immediately after your shower and directly onto your wet skin. I wanted to focus on my legs, where I always struggle with dry and flaky skin. Even in the warmer months, and from the infographic, I’m not the only one who experiences this!
I decided to give it a go and every night after my bath for the past two weeks, I made a point to slather on my moisturizer, It’s different than other moisturizers – you rub it onto your wet skin right after you shower, before you towel off. It turned out to be a favorite bed-time routine and even relaxed me before I went to sleep. The skin on my legs drastically improved and in such a short amount of time, too! Not to mention, the intensive lotion never ruins my crisp, white bed sheets! Because it’s so easy to use, I plan on using this all through the summer months, too. Imagine how great this would be after a chlorine-filled afternoon at the pool or even from the strong, Mediterranean sun on my upcoming vacation[JC1] .
Have any of you suffered or still do from perpetually dry skin, no matter what you do? What’s the driest part of your body? Curel has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader to be entered for a $100 Visa gift card so make sure to leave your comments below!
Photos by Jennifer Coffey Photography
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