I think it’s safe to say I am obsessed with lotion, especially since I have dry skin. I KNOW I need to drink more water, and I’m working on that, but in the meantime, I continue to buy and try different lotions. It’s not the worst obsession to have, really. In my quest, I test drove a “wet skin” lotion, which means you apply the lotion–you guessed it–when your skin is still wet. It sounds awkward, but I really wanted to find something that works.
Chicago winters can be brutal, and I’m not just talking about the below-zero wind chill temperatures from November through March (and sometimes April–seriously!). The dry, warm air that is continuously circulated throughout my home, stores, cars, offices, etc. Well, I feel like my skin is the surface of a volcano…all cracked and painfully dry. Lotion and lip moisturizer are my adult security blankets.
My kids have very sensitive skin and have had bad reactions to even Eucerin which is always the pediatrician go to. Our dermatologist recommended Vanicream. I use it for all of us and love it. I definitely recommend it as a skin moisturizer for those who are sensitive to lanolin, dyes, fragrances, parabens, etc. since it is free from those. But we definitely need it less now……yay spring!
Annie, thanks for sharing this. I think a lot of the dryness is sometimes a reaction to an ingredient rather than a product just “not working.” We’ll have to give Vanicream a test-drive! And hooray for needing it less now that we’re (hopefully) turning the weather corner!