Dry Winter Skin

This winter has been brutal on my skin. I have been constantly itchy and flaky and I am sitting here just praying for a warm spring rainstorm. I purchased humidifiers for my apartment and have the diffuser constantly running. I even have surrendered to sleeping at 65 degrees to avoid running the heat.

I was determined for some relief and I think I have found a duo that can fight the dry. First, I brought out my trusty Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Cloth – super strange but it works so well. It is this really long (35 inches), rough, thin towel that suds up like a dream. It is softer than a loofah, but still textured for exfoliating entire body. Perfect for reaching my neck and back too. I use it with Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel but am on the prowl for a more moisturizing body wash – let me know if you have suggestions!

The real kicker is a find by Dad – he discovered it at his favorite hunting ground, Wal-Mart (lol). Gold Bond Medicated Body Lotion Extra Strength is my new favorite thing. The smell is insanely refreshing thanks to menthol which fights itch. Dimethicone is a skin protectant and aloe soothes. Emulsifying wax makes this thick and nourishing, but somehow it melts into skin without being sticky.

It is still a constant battle, but thanks to these (affordable) gems, I am finally feeling better. Take that, Winter!

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  1. Kirsten wrote:

    Dove Deep Moisture or the amber Neutrogena bar are good drugstore options. I love L’Occitane Almond shower oil; I never get tired of the scent and it is truly non-drying. Not sure if Eucerin still sells a shower oil, but that works also (minus the heavenly scent). Right now I’m also trialing a Bioderma shower oil. Seems like there are always good options for lotion. I like humidifier air, AHA lotion (10% glycolic or a lactic acidosis one), Avene excema products, and layering lighter lotions under a body oil or occlusive balm. There’s also Deciem’s tub o’ hyaluronic acid. Layer this under pretty much anything and my skin is happy. Okay, just less itchy.

    Published 2.7.18