We’re a sensitive bunch around here. Our hearts, our eardrums (ok, just my eardrums…kids are so loud!) and our skin. Bethany and I in particular have very sensitive skin.
I have eczema and in the winter months it can be a disaster. I can get so dry on my eyelids that the sweat from a workout burns the skin, and my arms chap so badly. In the summer shaving, while necessary often leaves me scaly despite gallons of lotion. It’s both gross and embarrassing, and if it weren’t for the whole having to braid the ol’ leg hairs if I didn’t shave, I wouldn’t.
I always thought I had it rough…until Bethany came along.
Right from the day she was born Bethany’s skin has been giving us trouble. We have to be incredibly careful with laundry detergent and don’t use any fabric softeners (thank heavens for dryer balls). We’re cautious on bath/body soaps and approach most lotions with extreme caution.
This past winter she was officially diagnosed with psoriasis. Her little legs were a mess and I felt so bad for her. We tried SO many over the counter creams/lotions, and were always left wanting. Some worked mildly but left a stinging burning feeling, others didn’t hurt but didn’t work. We were at our wits end, it was looking like our doctor’s suggestion of petroleum jelly was going to be the only recourse.
Then we were give the chance to try two Eucerin products – Eucerin Calming Crème and Eucerin Aquaphor Protectant Ointment. Both products promise relief from dry, itching skin and while I was skeptical to say the least, I figured it was worth a try.
I am SO glad we tried!
As I do with anything new I tried it on myself first. Over the past month or so I’ve been using the Eucerin Calming Crème on my dry, cracked and sometime bleeding hands and elbows. The change in them is noticeable. They no longer burn and have healed up so nicely. I love that the cream doesn’t leave my skin feeling slimy or slick, but soft and moisturized. I keep it down by where I workout and put lotion on my hands before I begin and have no problem with hanging onto my weights. (Something that couldn’t be said for other lotions).
The Eucerin Aquaphor Protectant Ointment has worked out well for my post shave legs, however it’s a little heavier and I generally prefer the cream.
Bethany’s skin is responding very similarly. Her legs have healed up completely and while some of that is due to the weather warming up I believe the other is due to the lotion. It’s fragrance-free, collodial oatmeal formula is working wonders on our house.
I think, after many years & dollars spent searching for a solution to our dry skin issues we’ve finally found something that works! These lotions go a long way and will last a long time, but when it comes time to purchase more you can bet I’ll be buying the Eucerin Calming Crème.
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Tell me – Do you or anyone in your household have skin troubles?
Disclaimer: I received these products to review. All opinions & views are my own.