This post is sponsored by Eucerin. All opinions however are my own.
Tips for Combating Dry Skin in the Winter
The first day of March is here, and spring is three weeks away! It certainly doesn’t feel that way now, as we still have subzero temperatures and snow on the ground. I don’t know about you, but my skin gets horribly dry and itchy in the wintertime. It is a constant battle to keep my skin looking healthy and moisturized! Before I found the right products for my skin, I used to tear my legs apart from scratching them because they were so dry and itchy. I was so embarrassed to show them because I had scratched them so much. No matter what I did I couldn’t stop the itching. It wasn’t until I started using dermatologist recommended Eucerin products, that I finally was able to take control of my skin health. So today’s post is all about showing you the products I use on a daily basis to keep my skin looking healthy!
It Starts in the Shower
The biggest impact on my skin’s health is using the right kind of cleanser in the shower. My skin is so sensitive I have to be careful about what I put on it and how I clean it. Before I found Eucerin Advanced Cleansing Body and Face Cleanser, I was using baby wash that I thought was for sensitive skin but it didn’t help. Hands down this is the best cleanser I have found for my dry, sensitive skin. This soap-free formula helps prevent skin from drying out. At the same time this cleanser helps to maintain skin’s optimal pH level (5 on the pH spectrum), and helps preserve skin’s protective barrier. I like that it is fragrance and dye free. It is gentle on my skin and doesn’t leave a filmy residue, unlike other cleansers I have tried.
The Three Minute Rule
A dermatologist once told me about the “three minute rule”. He stressed how important it is to apply moisturizer within three minutes after getting out of the shower. By doing so you “lock in” the moisture your skin has after a shower or bath. If you don’t do this you will dry up like a raisin! I love using Eucerin Advanced Repair lotion to keep my skin hydrated. This unique, quick-absorbing lotion combines Ceramide-3 with natural moisturizing factors (found in skin) to strengthen the skin’s protective barriers and reduce water loss. This non-greasy formula provides intense moisture for skin that looks and feels immediately hydrated. The hydration works so well it can last up to 48 hours! Be careful in the sun however when using this product. It does contain hydroxy acids (AHA’s), which may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, which can lead to a sunburn. As always, make sure to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure when using this product.
Get Extra Relief for Winter Skin
In the summertime, the Eucerin Advanced Repair lotion is usually enough to keep my skin moisturized. In the wintertime however, my skin needs extra help. A dermatologist told once to get a “tub” of moisturizer for my dry, itchy legs. This is why I like using Eucerin Advanced Repair cream. This unique, non greasy formula intensively moisturizes, and is enriched with buffered alpha hydroxy that works to gently exfoliate the skin. This cream is very soft, but not thick at all. It has the consistency of a medium thick lotion. Despite this Eucerin Advanced Repair cream does what it it supposed to do – sooth and moisturize my skin! I like that it leaves my skin feeling soft, without the slightest hint of greasiness.
Sometimes my skin is extra rough and bumpy. This is when I like to use Eucerin Roughness Relief Lotion. This specialized formula utilizes urea, ceramides, and natural moisturizing factors to gently exfoliate and hydrate skin. I like using it for my rough elbows and knees in the wintertime.
The Key to Noticeably Smoother Hands
The driest part of my body is always my hands. They are always exposed to the cold and wind, and repeated hand washing at work dries them out even further. I use the dermatologist recommended Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream as I am getting ready in the morning. I keep a bottle in my purse to moisturize my hands as needed at work or when I am out running errands. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula provides relief for my dry hands after just one use! This is the best hand lotion I have ever used! It works almost immediately to soothe my dry, chapped hands. I like that it leaves my hands feeling silky soft and it has a very mild pleasant smell to it. And the bottle is small enough to keep in my purse or on my desk at work!
You can find all Eucerin products at your local Target, drugstores and online retailers. As always, this is not meant to be medical advice, please consult your medical professional for your personal recommendations.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo | April*This post contains affiliate links.
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